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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.
Bob Nolan, lead singer of influential country music group The Sons Of The Pioneers, dies of a heart attack, aged 72, in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, USA.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at Rotters, Doncaster, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Seger plays at The Capital Center, Largo, Maryland, USA.
The movie The Blues Brothers, adapted from John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's classic Saturday Night Live skit, premieres in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A love letter of sorts to Sixties R'n'B and soul, it will help re-establish the careers of its musical co-stars, including James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.
Australian rock band The Angels (aka Angel City) release their fourth album, Dark Room, on Liberation Music.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
The Clash play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Waits begins a month of recording his sixth album Heartattack And Vine at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
Nine Below Zero record their debut LP, Live At The Marquee, during a gig at The Marquee Club, London, UK.
Gentle Giant play the last of three nights at The Roxy, West Hollywood, California, USA.
Carly Simon releases her tenth album, Come Upstairs, on Warner Bros records in the USA.
Rush play at Deeside Leisure Centre, Deeside, England, UK, Europe.
Daniel Amos, Rocks and The Smooths play at Madam Wong's West, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Marty Robbins releases a new single, All I Want To Do, in the USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Pine Knob Music Center, Clarkson, Mississippi, USA, supported by Tommy Tutone.
On their Duke tour, Genesis play the first of two nights in The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Iron Maiden play at Unity Hall, Wakefield, England, UK, Europe.