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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 musical 42nd Street is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will subsequently move to the Majestic Theatre and then to The St. James Theatre, before finally closing in 1989, having racked up a total of 3,486 performances.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe. He will remain at the clinic until May 1981.
At Shepperton Studios near London, England, UK, Europe, Eric Clapton begins two days of rehearsals for his upcoming Japanese tour.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at Sunrise Musical Theater, The Miami, Florida, USA
The film The Jazz Singer, starring Neil Diamond as a young Jewish cantor with a secret life as a jazz singer, goes on general release to cinemas in Italy. The film is a re-make of an Al Jolson movie, originally released in 1927.
Judas Priest play the second of two nights at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran play at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play at The Checkerdome, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Rock concert movie URGH! A Music War, with performances by The Police, Gang Of Four, Toyah Wilcox, Wall Of Voodoo, John Cooper-Clarke and others, opens in cinemas in Australia.
Paul McCartney bids £21m to gain full control of the publishing firm, Northern Songs, which owns the song catalogue for the songs of Lennon-McCartney, primary composers for The Beatles.
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John Lennon is posthumously honoured with an ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award.