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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.
Joe Strummer and Topper Headon of The Clash appear in court in Morpeth, Northumberland, UK, to answer charges of stealing a pillowcase and other items from the Holiday Inn at Seaton Burn. They are each fined £100.
Shakin' Stevens plays at the Rock'N'Roll Festival in Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Also on the bill are Crazy Cavan and the Rhythm Rockers.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, supported by Elvin Bishop and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a 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.
The Avengers play a 'late night party for The Nuns' at Mabuhay Gardens [aka The Fab Mab], San Francisco, California, USA. According to rock critic Greil Marcus, they were, "San Francisco's best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world."
Genesis begin four nights at The Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe, during which they record some tracks for a live double LP, Seconds Out.