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Freddy Owens, a latterday bass and sax-playing member of The Rhondels, is robbed and shot dead by Jeremiah Carr at a Holiday Inn motel in Richmond, Virginia, USA, where the band has a show. Owens had attempted to stop Carr from escaping after Carr raped his wife.
Billy Joel plays on the last day of Havana Jam, a three-day event held in Karl Marx Stadium, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean. The festival also includes Weather Report, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Stephen Stills, Billy Swan, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnigan, Kris Kristofferso, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Rita Coolidge, Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Zaida Arrate, Elena Burke, Orquesta de Santiago de Cuba, Conjunto Yaguarimú, Frank Emilio Flynn, Juan Pablo Torres, Los Papines, Tata Güines, Cuban Percussion Ensemble, Sara González, Pablo Milanés, Manguaré, and Orquesta Aragón.
The Cure begin a Sunday night residency at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Joy Division.
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Harry Torrani, who enjoyed an international career from 1931 until the end of the 1940s, as a live performer and recording artist billed as "The Yodelling Cowboy From Chesterfield", dies aged 76 in a nursing home after suffering a stroke.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.