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Amos Milburn, blues and jazz pianist, dies in Houston, Texas, USA, aged 52.
At his office in Wimborne, Dorset, UK, Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame) writes a sleeve note for his upcoming solo album God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners.
Hugh Cornwell of UK punk band The Stranglers is fined
Following an incident in June 1979, producer/composer Jack Nitzsche pleads no contest to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA. [outlaw]
During a 23-date tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays in the Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA.
UFO play the first of two nights at the City Hall, Newcastle, UK, supported by Girl.
UFO play at the New Theatre, Oxford, UK.
In Tokyo, Japan, Paul McCartney is freed after spending nine days in jail on a marijuana possession charge. [outlaw]
Swindon band XTC play at Trax, New York City.
During a 23-date US tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, Tennessee.
At the 27th Annual Grammy Awards in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan earns the Best Male Rock Vocal Grammy, for his song Gotta Serve Somebody, which he then performs live.
Michael Jackson's brother Randy Jackson is injured when his Mercedes-Benz crashes at an intersection near the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California. Randy is extricated from the wreckage using the Jaws of Life, but despite fears that one of his legs might need to be amputated, he will make a good recovery.
The Bee Gees are sued by a Chicago antiques dealer/musician Ronald Selle who claims that their hit How Deep Is Your Love has plagiarized two sections of his song, Let It End. The Bee Gees claim never to have heard the songs before, but Mr Selle will win his case. The verdict will, however, be overturned in 1983.
The Average White Band and Billy Connolly play at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
War and Blood Sweat And Tears play at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
The Mau-Maus play in an Easter Party at Leonardo's Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Slags.
B.A. Robertson plays at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland.
Secret Affair play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Vocalist Brian Johnson joins Australian hard rock group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died two months earlier after a drinking binge in London, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play in Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at the Le Theatre Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Ocean State Performing Arts Center, Providence, Rhode Island.
Brand X, voted the World's Number One Jazz-rock Band in the Melody Maker Polls for 1978 and 1979, come to the end of a UK tour with a show at the Polytechnic, Oxford.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet plays at the Jazz and Blues Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Buster Bennett, who had been one of the most in-demand saxophonists and blues vocalists in Chicago, Illinois, during the 1940s, dies aged 66 in Houston, Texas, USA.
Sonny Stitt, The Kenny Barron Quartet and Dexter Gordon play the fourth of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The highest new entry in the Billboard US Jazz LPs Chart is Rhapsody And Blues by The Crusaders, entering at No23.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the fourth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the tenth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Marley serves as Grand Marshall in the annual Labor Day West Indian Carnival Parade in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Madness enter the UK singles chart with Baggy Trousers, which will peak at No3.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at Jenkinson's, Brighton, UK, supported by The Sound.
Supertramp, led by Swindon-born Rick Davies, enter the UK album charts with Paris, which will peak at No7.
The Grateful Dead play the twelfth night of a fifteen night season at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, during which the band revives its acoustic set and records tracks for the album Dead Set.
The Psychedelic Furs play at Tuts, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rolling Stones are in Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France, Europe, working on the final stages of a new album.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play in Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana, USA, supported by Talas.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones meets with Fred Hughes of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine in Paris, France, Europe.
The Police play at McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
During his third US tour of the year, Bob Dylan plays the fifth of twelve nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California.
At the Cromwell Club, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe, Gary Glitter begins the first of several UK comeback tours.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Grand Cinema, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Duran Duran.
The B-52s from Athens, Georgia, USA, are awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for sales of their eponymous debut album in the USA.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.
When XTC play at The Ritz, New York City, USA, they are visited backstage by Robert Stigwood.
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