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, a group featuring the young David Bowie
on vocals and sax, play live at Hillsiders Youth Club, Biggin Hill, UK, Europe.
The Reactions play at Godolphin Hall, Helston, England, UK, Europe. The band includes Roger Taylor, later to find international success as a member of Queen.
The 'N Betweens play two gigs, first at The Woolpack, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe, then at The Connaught Hotel, also in Wolverhampton. Members of the band will find greater fame when they become Slade
play at Poperama, in The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Freedom and The Rinki Dink Show.
plays at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Station To Station tour, David Bowie
plays at The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Kiss play at The Expo Building, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
’s Station To Station tour plays in the Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
's Station To Station tour plays the second of two nights in The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Sweet play at The Lyceum Theatre, London, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran
UK pop weekly the NME publishes its annual readers' poll, showing The Jam as Best Group of 1981.
Other NME Poll Winners : Altered Images - Best New Act
Sioux - Best Female Singer
- Best Male Singer
(The Jam) - Best Songwriter
' Ghost Town - Best Single
Echo And The Bunnymen
- Heaven Up Here - Best Album.
On their Born Again tour, Black Sabbath
play at The Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York State, USA, supported by Quiet Riot
When Twisted Sister
play in El Paso, Texas, USA, the local police sheriff asks if his son can sit behind the band's drummer and watch him play. The band agrees.
The New Sweet play at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kooga
Kiss play at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Kiss play at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
holds a press conference in the Players' Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Claiming that David Bowie
bit her after a recent show in Dallas, Texas, USA, Wanda Nicholls begins legal action against him.
play at Charlotte Colisum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On his Trash tour, Alice Cooper
plays at St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
play at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
play at CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also on the bill, during their Hot In The Shade
tour, are Kiss
. Angry words are exchanged on stage between paul Stanley of Kiss and David Coverdale of Whitesnake
, because Kiss have not been allowed to bring their full complement of pyrotechnics on stage.
play at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
play at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
, who worked with Elton John
and David Bowie
, dies aged 59 when his car swerves off the M4 motorway between Reading and Maidenhead, England, UK, Europe.
Renowned record producer
On his A Reality Tour
, David Bowie
's concert at The James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, USA, is cancelled after lighting technician Walter "Wally Gator" Thomas falls to his death prior to Bowie going onstage.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss, with author Ken Sharp, sign copies of their new book "Nothin' To Lose" at Barnes And Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Blackstar by David Bowie
premiers at No1 in the Billboard
200 Albums chart in the USA, giving him his first ever American No1 album. Overall, Bowie has ten albums in this week's Billboard
Kiss conclude the European leg of their Kissworld Tour with a show at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
, Stewart Copeland, Bob Geldof
and Holy Holy play in A Life In Music at The Union Chapel, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe. The show is a celebration of Visconti's career, but also features several unsigned new talents.