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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.
Black Sabbath play at Queen's Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, supported by Max Webster.
Madness enter the UK singles chart with The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven, which will peak at No7.
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The Clash enter the UK singles chart with Hitsville UK.
Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam And The Ants reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
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Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, is injured in a motorcycle crash which leaves him hospitalized for two months.
The Sound play at The Stokvishal, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.
XTC enter the UK singles chart with Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me), which will peak at No16.
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The Tide Is High by Blondie reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Dolly Parton reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with 9 To 5, the title song from the movie of the same name.
U2 play at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Bruce Springsteen plays at The Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.