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Johnny Gill releases a new single, Show Her Love, on Cotillion Records in the USA.
Elvis Costello And The Attractions play in Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
Barbra Streisand releases the soundtrack to the film Yentl on Columbia Records in the USA.
On their Synchronicity tour, The Police play at the Jefferson Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
After a lifetime of drug abuse, which had started at the age of 10, revered blues organist-pianist James Booker dies of a heart attack in his apartment in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Breton folk music group Kornog play at the Coffeehouse Extempore, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On their Lick It Up tour, Kiss play at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Colin Walcott, acclaimed sitarist with Oregon, Larry Coryell, The Paul Winter Consort and others, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident in Magdeburg, West Germany, Europe.
Michael Stanley plays at The Vogue, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Ten Years After play at The Cabooze, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Emilia Ivanova Tsvetkova is born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe. She will find success as popular vocalist Emanuela.
On their World Piece tour, Iron Maiden play at Messehalle 8, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top play at The palais des Sports, Grenoble, France, Europe.
X play at The Ritz, New York City, USA.
AC/DC play at Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Rayce Amoni Kingsley is born in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. he will find success as Afrobeats-style singer Rayce.
Filming continues on the Prince movie Purple Rain in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at The University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.