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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.
My Heart by Ronnie Milsap reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Music Singles Chart in the USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkson, Mississippi, USA, supported by Tommy Tutone.
Icelandic songwriter Bubbi Morthens releases his first solo LP, Isbjarnarblus, in Iceland, Europe.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play to an audience of 32,000 at Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, establishing a record crowd for the venue.
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Genesis play the second of two nights in The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Clash play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
On their Permanent Waves tour, Rush play at Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Bill Dixon Sextet plays in Bellinzona, Switzerland, Europe.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play at Seattle Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Kimeru is born in Kumamoto, Japan, Asia.
Daniel Amos play at Sweet Water, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Zappa plays at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
'Roadie Day' is proclaimed in Los Angeles, California, USA. This is essentially a promotional vehicle for the movie Roadie, which stars Meatloaf, Blondie and Alice Cooper, with cameo appearances by Roy Orbison and Hank Williams Jr.
Iron Maiden play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
The Jacksons release a new single, Heartbreak Hotel, (aka This Place Hotel) which will peak at No22 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. N.B. This is not the same song as Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley.
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Dexys Midnight Runners play at Tiffany's, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Led Zeppelin begin their final tour, known as the Tour Over Europe, at the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.