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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.
, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
Tenor saxophonist Bobby Fields, who played with Ike Turner, dies of cancer at the V.A. Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dale Watson and Ray Benson release a new LP, Dale And Ray.
makes a speech supporting the Martin Luther King Holiday bill, in Washington DC, USA. Wonder also uses the occasion to premiere his new song, Happy Birthday
, written in honour of Dr Kng.