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Prior to starting a tour of the Far East, Bob Dylan holds a press conference in Tokyo, Japan.
At the start of a major tour of the Far East, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at The Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
Eddie and The Hotrods play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Radio Stars and Squeeze.
Meat Loaf performs Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad and All Revved Up With No Place To Go, from the album Bat Out Of Hell album in the third season of Saturday Night Live in New York City, USA.
Queen play the first of two nights at The Forest Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Queen play at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Queen play at The Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
AC/DC play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Prince releases his debut single, Soft And Wet, in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays the third of six nights live at Earl's Court, London, UK.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Octave, which will peak at No6.
When Television play at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, the concert is recorded for a radio broadcast and will eventually be released as the LP Live at the Old Waldorf.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays at The Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Former NYPD officer Eddie Mahoney moves to California and changes his last name to Money. His debut album, Eddie Money, including two major US hits, Two Tickets To Paradise and Baby Hold On, will eventually go gold.
Pioneering female blues and country blues singer and songwriter Lillian Glinn dies in Richmond, California, USA.
A son, Dhani Harrison, is born to George Harrison, formerly of The Beatles, and Olivia Trinidad Arias. The couple will marry a month later.
Heavy rock band V1 record several demos at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge, UK.
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Iron Maiden place a small ad in UK music paper Melody Maker seeking a "rock keyboards/synth player".
Stacy Sutherland, former lead guitarist of the 13th Floor Elevators, is accidentally shot dead by his wife Bunny, in Houston, Texas, USA.
Stacy Sutherland, former lead guitarist of the 13th Floor Elevators, is accidentally shot dead by his wife Bunny, in Houston, Texas, USA.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in The Wollman Skating Rink, New York City, USA.
Michael Jackson buys himself his first Rolls Royce for his 20th birthday.
Valeriun (aka Gary Webb), lead singer of Tubeway Army, finds a new name for himself in the Yellow Pages phone book - Gary Numan.
Bob Dylan plays at the Forum de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at the Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York State.
Black Sabbath play the first of two nights in Anaheim, California, USA.
During a massive 62-city trek, Bob Dylan plays at the War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Black Sabbath release the album Never Say Die in the USA.
Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO) release a new single, Sweet Talkin' Woman, on Jet Records in the UK.
Funkadelic reach No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with One Nation Under A Groove (Part 1).
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Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in Hermleinnhalle, Nuremburg, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at The Olympia, Detroit, Michigan.
Bandleader and Latin percussionist Jack Del Rio dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin and others, but was perhaps best-known as the fourth husband of Peggy Lee.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.
Queen release a new single, Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race, on Elektra Records in the USA.
Little-known combo The Cure support the much more successful Young Bucks at The Windsor Castle pub in London, England, UK, Europe.
Queen begin their Jazz tour of the USA at The Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Joe Jackson releases his solo debut single, Is She Really Going Out With Him?, in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri.
Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska.
Bob Dylan plays at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.
On the Never Say Die! tour, Black Sabbath are scheduled to play at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Van Halen. Unfortunately, Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne fails to turn up forcing the show to be cancelled, resulting in an audience riot. It transpires that the exhausted Osbourne had fallen asleep in the wrong hotel room and slept the clock round, waking up at 6.00am the next morning.
Eric Clapton and his band play at the Gala Ballroom, West Bromwich, UK.
Olivia Newton-John reveals in an interview in Tit-Bits magazine that she would like to quit the music business and raise a family.
A riot ensues when punk band Teenage Head play at The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The occasion is preserved for posterity in the film The Last Pogo, considered one of the era's defining moments.
Bob Dylan plays at The Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
When The Grateful Dead play at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Weir changes the lyrics of their song Jack Straw from "we used to play for silver, now we play for life," to "we used to play for silver, now we play for Clive." This is a reference to Clive Davis, the boss of Arista Records, for which the band records. In several subsequent concerts, Weir will make the same change in the song's lyric.
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