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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.
The musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Bananarama release their debut single, Aie A Mwana, on Demon Records in the UK. They had first heard the song, sung in Swahili by Black Blood, in a French disco. Bananarama had originally recorded it as a demo but, ultimately, the demo version was pressed onto the record. It does not chart, but reviews in the music and fashion press (NME, The Face) will catch the attention of Terry Hall, who will invite Bananarama to sing on the next single by his new vocal group Fun Boy Three.
The new No1 album in the USA is Bella Donna by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame.
The Jacksons play at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The first day of the third Futurama Festival is held in New Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, UK, Europe, featuring Gang Of Four, Bauhaus, The Human Condition, Theatre Of Hate, OK Jive, 23 Skidoo, A Flock Of Seagulls, Sisters of Mercy and others.
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Soft Cell reach No1 in the UK pop singles chart with their electro-cover of the Gloria Jones hit Tainted Love.
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The Michael Schenker Group plays at the Odeon, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bush Tetras play at The Left Bank, Mount Vernon, New York State, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Perkin's Place, Pasadena, California, USA.
Freddie Mercury of Queen celebrates his birthday by flying all his closest friends to New York City, USA, on Concorde for a five-day party in his suite at the Berkshire Hotel.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Mississippi Coast Highway Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.