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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.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker open the Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan, USA, with a duet version of The American National Anthem. Campbell later admits they were both, "higher than the notes we were singing." Others taking part in the convention include Vicki Lawrence, Donny And Marie Osmond and Pat Boone.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at The Top Of The World, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
R.E.M.release a new single, Fall On Me, in the UK.
Queen play at The Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Bryan Ferry collapses from a kidney infection in a French hotel, and has to be flown home to England, UK, Europe.
Malcolm Owen, singer with UK punk-reggae band The Ruts, dies aged 26 of a heroin overdose while in the bath at his mother's house. Horrified by Owen's death, The Damned will write their song The Limit Club.
Allen Klein, former manager of both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, begins a two-month jail term at New York City's Metropolitan Corrections Center, for income tax evasion.
On a tour in support of their LP Who Are You, The Who play at Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA.
When Willie Dixon plays the second of two nights at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, he is joined on stage by Sugar Blue. Also on the bill are Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble.