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The Jacksons including Michael Jackson perform the title track from their album Destiny on UK tv series Top Of The Pops.
At the 21st Annual Grammy Awards in Hollywood, California, The Bee Gees collect five Grammy Awards for Saturday Night Fever. Billy Joel gets Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for Just The Way You Are.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play in Leeds, UK. The band stays at The Dragonara Hotel overnight.
Dire Straits play the first of two nights at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Barooga Bandit.
Eric Clapton plays at William And Mary Hall, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of four nights in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The other members of Black Sabbath decide that they've finally had enough of lead singer Ozzy Osbourne’s erratic drink and drug-fuelled behaviour, so they delegate drummer Bill Ward to sack him.
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On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the last of four nights in Chicago, Illinois.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, USA, working on the songs Precious Angel and Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
Duran Duran play at Cannon Hill Arts Centre, Birmingham, England, UK.
The Yachts and Clive Langer And The Boxes play on a boat cruising down the River Mersey in Liverpool, UK.
Ted Nugent releases his fifth solo album, State Of Shock, in the UK.
Duran Duran play one of their early gigs at Barbarella's, Birmingham, England, UK.
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On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Sixty-four year old blues star Muddy Waters marries twenty-five year old Jean Brooks. Guests at the reception include Eric Clapton.
She Believes In Me by Kenny Rogers reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Jazz trombonist, vocalist, band leader and successful recording artist Pee Wee Hunt dies in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Auditorium, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
The Boomtown Rats release a new single, I Don't Like Mondays, in the UK.
Jean Michel Jarre's first live concert, at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, Europe, draws an audience of one million people.
Dance The Night Away by Van Halen peaks at No15 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
Guitarist Ray Rogers of Ohio makes his bid for the record books when he begins a guitar solo that he hopes will be the longest ever played. It lasts over 253 hours but fails to win an entry in the Guinness Book Of Records because he does not stick strictly to the Guinness rules.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Music Hall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Knack enter the Billboard Top Ten Singles Chart in the USA at No6 with My Sharona, a song inspired by elements of three previous hits. Knack frontman Doug Fieger acknowledged that Sharona's tom-tom drum rhythm is "just a rewrite" of Going To A Go-Go, a 1965 song by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, while its stuttering vocal effects recall Roger Daltrey's vocals in the 1965 song My Generation by The Who. In addition, My Sharona's main melodic hook is similar to the main riff from the 1967 song Gimme Some Lovin', by the Spencer Davis Group.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Echo And The Bunnymen's first live session for The John Peel Show in London, UK, is broadcast by BBC Radio 1.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK. Her current boyfriend, Tom Waits is accompanying her on the tour.
Rickie Lee Jones plays at The Dominion, London, England, UK. Her current boyfriend, Tom Waits is accompanying her on the tour.
Swindon band XTC enter the UK pop singles chart with Making Plans For Nigel, which will peak at No17.
Yellow Magic Orchestra release their second album, Solid State Survivor, in Japan.
Iron Maiden play at The Ruskin Arms, Manor Park, London, UK.
Dylan's latest single, Gotta Serve Somebody, peaks at No24 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Pop Muzik by M reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the eighth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
Motorhead set off on their Bomber tour at The Sports Centre, Bracknell, UK, with Saxon as support.
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On his <<a href="http://www.bjorner.com/79-1.htm#_Toc37485170">Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the tenth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the eleventh of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour Bob Dylan plays the twelfth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco.
Bob Marley plays the second of two nights at The Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, California, USA, after serving time for tax evasion.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the third of four nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Gammage Theatre, Tempe, Arizona.
Iron Maiden complete the recording of a demo of Running Free at Wessex Studios, London, UK.
When Supertramp play a live show at The Pavillion, Paris, France, the event is recorded and later issued as the live album, Paris.
Pink Floyd release a double concept album, The Wall on Harvest Records in the UK.
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