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Broadway show Musical Chairs is playing during a 13-night run at The Rialto Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Just Nu! by Tomas Ledin reaches No1 in the Singles Chart in Sweden, Europe,.
The Vapors release their new LP, New Clear Days, in the UK.
UB40 play at Philhayne College, Newton Abbott, England, UK, Europe.
Pat Travers plays at Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Ray Charles plays at The Howard Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Dangerous Girls play at The University, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
U2 release 11 O'click Tick Tock, their first single since signing to Island Records in the UK.
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Rush play at The Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, formerly of The Buggles, join Yes as replacements for Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.
Gang Of Four play at Hurrah's, New York City, USA.
B.B. King plays at Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Wah! Heat play at the Rock Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Journey are playing during five nights play at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by The Babys.
The Bodysnatchers play at the Russell Club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their Expect No Quarter tour, ZZ Top play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Rocky Hill.
The Thompson Twins play at the University of London Union, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Any Trouble.
Eric Clapton plays the second of three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Clash play at Wartburg, Wiesbaden, Germany, Europe.
The Cockney Rejects play at the Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Kidz Next Door.
Paul McCartney releases a new LP, McCartney II, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
In Manchester, England, UK, Europe, Ian Curtis of Joy Division watches the Werner Herzog movie Stroszek on television. The film is about an alcoholic musician who commits suicide. Two days later, Curtis will commit suicide by hanging himself.
Iron Maiden play at The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK, Europe.
Human League play at The George Square Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by The Scars.
The Vibrators play at the Moonlight Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Viva and Japanese Toy.
The Grateful Dead play at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York City, USA.
Mod revival band The Chords release their debut LP, So Far Away, on Polydor Records in the UK.
The Horace Silver Quintet plays the first of three nights at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by The Brecker Brothers.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sound play at The 101 Club, Battersea, London, England, UK, Europe. Julian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes is said to have attended this gig.
In Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Dr. George C. Nichopoulous is indicted on fourteen charges of over-prescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
Jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw plays at The Symphony Space Theatre, New York City, USA.
Heart play at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Devo release their third LP, Freedom of Choice, on Warner Bros Records in the USA.