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Jazz piano star Erroll Garner dies of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 55.
EMI Records drops The Sex Pistols with a £40,000 golden handshake.
The Steve Miller Band enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Fly Like An Eagle, which will peak at No2.
The Stranglers release their debut single, (Get A) Grip (On Yourself), in the UK.
Opening the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
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The Clash continue recording their eponymous debut album at CBS Studios, Whitfield Street, London, UK.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with A Secret Place which will peak at No31 during a six-week run.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Atlanta Rhythm Section and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Jazz musician Joe Silmon comes to the end of playing his flute non-stop for 48 hours under water aboard the British submarine HMS Grampus at Gosport, UK. This feat earns him an entry in the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Iggy Pop plays at Friar's, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, England, UK.
UK all-girl punk band The Slits make their first live appearance, in Harlesden, London, UK, as part of a show headlined by The Clash. Also on the bill are The Buzzcocks (playing their first gig without former frontman Howard Devoto) and the Subway Sect.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, supported by Point Blank. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
The Clash release their eponymous debut album in the UK.
Led Zeppelin play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA, supported by Blackfoot. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Black Sabbath play at The Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, supported by AC/DC.
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The Ramones play at Jarlateatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boomtown Rats.
Hawkwind play at the Stonehenge free festival, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
When Boz Scaggs plays a concert at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, USA, the show ends unexpectedly when a city-wide power cut brings proceedings to a close.
Karac Pendragon Plant, the six-year-old son of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and his wife Maureen, dies of a virus infection. Plant will write the song All My Love in memory of Karac.
Dire Straits play at The Tramshed, London, UK.
After signing to Virgin Records in the afternoon, XTC play at the Music Machine, London.
UK punk band The Adverts release their most successful single, Gary Gilmore's Eyes. It will peak at No18 in the UK singles chart.
The Buzzcocks sign a recording contract with United Artists, in London, UK.
Phil Oakey auditions to become vocalist of Human League at The Workshop, Devonshire Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
In The Commercial Appeal newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, the front page headline reads, "Death Captures Crown Of Rock And Roll - Elvis Dies Apparently After Heart Attack".
In Rebecca's, Birmingham, UK, the definitive trio line-up of The Police makes its first live appearance.
Going For The One by Yes is the new No1 album in the UK.
Weather Report play at the Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark.
Weather Report play at the Circus Krone, Munich, Germany.
Touring in support of their fifth LP Deceptive Bends, 10cc play the first of two nights at Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Heavy rock band Samson play their first-ever gig, supporting The Steve Gibbons Band at Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone, UK.
Mary Ford, half of the hit-making duo Les Paul and Mary Ford, dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Bunch Of Stiffs Live Tour sets off in London, on the first of 24 dates featuring Elvis Costello, Ian Dury And the Blockheads, Nick Lowe, Wreckless Eric and Larry Wallis.
10cc play the last date of a brief Japanese tour at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Clash single Complete Control peaks at No28 on the UK charts.
A bomb scare delays the start of a concert by The Clash, in Club 700, Stora Hotellet, Oreboro, Sweden.
Dire Straits play at The Rock Garden, London, UK.
The Runaways begin a European tour with a show at The Stadium, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
The Runaways play at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern ireland, UK.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is released in the USA.
Weather Report play at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Average White Band plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Weather Report play at Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Out Of The Blue by The Electric Light Orchestra, aka ELO, is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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The Easy Cure (later to become The Cure), play at The Rocket, Crawley, UK.
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Aerosmith and Styx play the first of two sold-out nights at The Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Talking Heads play the first of three nights at The Keystone, Berkeley, California, USA.
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