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The Augustin Daly Musical Company presents "The Chinese-English Musical Comedy" San Toy
, at The Columbia Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The musical comedy Fantana
opens at The Lyric theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, where it will run for 298 performances.
Krzysztof Klenczon, singer, songwriter and bass player for Czerwone Gitary
(The Red Guitars), widely regarded as The Polish Beatles, is born in Pultusk, Poland.
Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Johnnie 'Scat' Davis
plays at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during a four-week residency.
Clarence Reid is born in Cochran, Georgia, USA. He will score a 1969 US hit single, Nobody But You Babe, but will also perform salacious material under the pseudonym Blowfly.
, The Harmaniacs, blind singer Alfred Thripp and Jay And His Merry Lads, plays the fifth night of a week at The Metropolitan Theatre
, Edgeware Road, London, UK.
Controversial deejay Alan Freed
stages his first New York City, USA, show, the Rock'n'Roll Jubilee Ball, at St Nicholas Arena, Harlem, starring Fats Domino
, The Drifters
, The Harptones
, Ruth Brown
, Joe Turner and The Moonglows
The Noel Coward
-composed musical Sail Away
is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
Bluegrass group The Friendly Strangers play at The Questing Beast
, 2504 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Velvet Underground
And Nico play the last of thirteen nights at Steve Paul's Scene, New York City, USA.
Martha And The Vandellas
play during a week of shows at Basin Street West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Clancy Brothers play at The ABC, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
, 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.
The album Controversy by Prince is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
record a live session at BBC studios in London, England, UK, Europe, for the BBC Radio 1 David Jensen Show.
Shakatak play the fifth night of a week-long engagement at Bailey’s Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
’s latest single, New Moon On Monday, peaks at No10 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Preparing for his first tour of the 90s, Bob Dylan
plays a warm-up/rehearsal show at The Recreation Hall, Penn State, State College in Pennsylvania, USA.
The Dan Reed
Network play at The Riverside, Newcastle, UK.
Diamanda Galas plays at Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany.
, Liverpool-born drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, undergoes surgery two weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. He will die two days later.
, drummer of Australian band Cold Chisel, undergoes surgery two weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
plays at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
play at The Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, Florida, USA, with Nedelle Torrisi.