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Marcia Ball plays at Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, Texas, USA.
Turk Murphy's Jazz Band plays at Earthquake McGoon's, San Francisco, California, USA.
To demonstrate his disgust for the phenomenon of disco music, deejay Steve Dahl sparks a riot by blowing up a huge pile of disco records with dynamite during a White Sox vs Detroit Tigers game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fans bringing disco records for Dahl to destroy are given entrance to the game for just $1.
Minnie Riperton dies of cancer, aged just 31, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Blessed with an extraordinarily pure five-octave vocal range, this Chicago-born singer became one of the most admired singers of her era, fronting the ground-breaking psychedelic soul band Rotary Connection in the 60s, and then, as a solo performer, reaching No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart with Lovin' You.
The Ramones play at El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.