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Echo And The Bunnymen play at Eric's, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Pete De Freitas comes along to the show, meets the band, and becomes their drummer soon after.
Slow Train Coming by Bob Dylan enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3 during a 13-week run.
Joy Division appear on BBC-tv show Something Else in the UK, playing Transmission and She's Lost Control. During this show, presenter Tony Wilson describes Joy Division’s music as 'gothic'. This is said to be the first recorded use of the word in relation to rock music.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at The P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, 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.