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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.
The Clash play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Palais, London, 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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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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Icelandic songwriter Bubbi Morthens releases his first solo LP, Isbjarnarblus, in Iceland, Europe.
Daniel Amos play at Sweet Water, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Permanent Waves tour, Rush play at Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
My Heart by Ronnie Milsap reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Music Singles Chart in the USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkson, Mississippi, USA, supported by Tommy Tutone.
Popular singer Kimeru is born in Kumamoto, Japan, Asia.
'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.
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.
The Bill Dixon Sextet plays in Bellinzona, Switzerland, Europe.
Genesis play the second of two nights in The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Tom Waits is recording his sixth album, Heartattack And Vine, during a month of sessions at Filmways/Heider studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play at Seattle Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Frank Zappa plays at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.