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On a tour in support of his album 52nd Street, Billy Joel plays at The Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Olympia, Detroit, Michigan.
Bandleader and Latin percussionist Jack Del Rio dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. He worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin and others, but was perhaps best-known as the fourth husband of Peggy Lee.
In a New York City, USA, court, former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious is charged with murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Newspaper reports describe him as seeming to be in a trance. Bail is set at $50,000. He is admitted to the Detox Unit at Riker's Island prison.
Queen release a new single, Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race, in the United Kingdom.