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On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams, Blue Oyster Cult, The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, 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.
American Independence Day is celebrated at The Roundhouse, London, UK, with a show headlined by The Flamin
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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers record American Girl at Shelter Studios, Hollywood, California, USA. The song will inspire The Strokes to write their 2001 song, Last Nite.
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Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles play at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA.
The Carpenters enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with I Need To Be In Love which will peak at No25
Lowdown by Boz Scaggs enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Paul Revere, founder and leader of Paul Revere And The Raiders, gets married (for the second time) at a Raiders show to Sandra Sue Campbell.
Weather Report play at Aarhus Stadion, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe.
The Sex Pistols play at the Black Swan, Sheffield, UK, supported by The Clash, making their first live appearance.
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Cliff Richard enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with Devil Woman, which will become his biggest hit in America.
Kevin Ayers plays at The Victoria Palace Theatre, London, UK.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.