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Clifford John Hoffpauir is born in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Hoffpauir will become a respected Cajun guitarist, working with Phil Menard, The Hackberry Ramblers, Nathan Abshire, Joe Bonsall, Rockin' Sidney, Cookie And The Cupcakes and many others.
John Cummings is born in Long Island, New York. He will find fame as Johnny Ramone of 70s punk pioneers The Ramones.
Bruce Treasure is born in Bristol, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as guitarist with the pioneering Wiltshire-based but internationally acclaimed anarcho-punk band The Subhumans.
The Hullabaloos, The Detergents, Shirley Ellis, Little Richard (whose backing group includes Jimi Hendrix], The Vibrators, The Exciters, The Hollies, The Uniques, Dee Dee Warwick, Roddy Joy, Sandie Shaw and King Curtis play at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
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Television play at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
The Police play at The Red Cow, Hammersmith Road, London, UK, with an admission price of 60p.
The Ramones play at Clouds, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, supported by The Rezillos.
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UK tv show Top Of The Pops features live appearances by Squeeze, Kate Bush, The Real Thing, The Buzzcocks, Dennis Brown and Sham 69. Squeeze are obliged to change the sexually-suggestive lyrics of their hit Cool For Cats which are considered too risque for early evening tv broadcast.
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Iggy Pop plays at The Locarno, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The U.K. Subs play at the Limit Club, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Damned play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Crisis release a new EP, Hymns Of Faith, in the UK.
At the Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, UK, Europe, The Ramones begin a brief British tour, supported by The Spectres, whose line-up includes former Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock.
Adam And The Ants play the second of three nights at the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Three weeks after disappearing from London, UK, Joe Strummer of The Clash and his girlfriend, Gaby Salter, are found living in Paris, France, Europe. Strummer returns to London soon after.
A Rock Against Reagan free gig is held at The Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, USA, featuring The Dead Kennedys, MDC, D.R.I, Rupert, The Crucifucks, Toxic Reasons, Static Disruptors, Braile Party, Velvet Monkeys and others.
The movie The King Of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, is released in Japan. The film includes a brief cameo by The Clash, who are seen performing live outside 1650 Broadway, New York City, USA, in emulation of The Drongos, a post-punk era band who frequently busked on that very spot.
Yeah Yeah Noh play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Bragg plays at Tiffany's, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths play a second night at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA, supported by Billy Bragg.
Third and final day of this year's rain-blighted Glastonbury Festival features Echo and the Bunnymen, Joe Cocker, Hugh Masakela, James, Colourfield, Billy Bragg, Clannad, Microdisney, and The Men They Couldn’t Hang.
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Cow-punk band The Beat Farmers play at Moles Club, Bath, England, UK, Europe.
While promoting his single Come On Down, Captain Sensible plays at Gloucester Art College, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe.
The Redskins release a new single, Kick Over The Statues, on Abstract Dance Records in the UK. All proceeds from the single will go to the Anti-Apartheid Cause. The Redskins' regular record label, London Records, had chosen not to release it.
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The Pogues play at Victoria Hall, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
The UK Subs play at The Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Toxic Ephex.
The Virgin Prunes play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe, with Pink Industry.
The Virgin Prunes play at Sussex University, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Play Dead play at The Porterhouse, Retford, England, UK, Europe.
Pretty Girls Make Graves and Your Enemies Friends play at Night And Day, Manchester, England, UK.
[spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The Forum, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
The Alkaline Trio play at The Riviera Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sleater-Kinney play at The Avalon, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Green Day play at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
American Idiot, a stage musical based on the album of the same name by Green Day opens at Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, California, USA.
At Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe, Green Day announce their first outdoor shows since the release of their album 21st Century Breakdown. The tour includes Green Day's first ever Wembley Stadium show on June 19, 2010.
Mogwai, supported by The Twilight Sad, play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
The Black Keys play at Alcatraz, Milan, Italy, Europe.
During a brief tour of the United States, Radiohead play at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA.
James headline the last day of the three-day long Bearded Theory Festival at Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, UK. Also appearing are The Buzzcocks, Misty In Roots, The Beat and others.
Billy Idol plays at Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, Switzerland, Europe.
Slightly Stoopid, NOFX and Stephen Marley play at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Vice release their Black Dog is Dead EP in the UK.
The manager of guitarist/songwriter Tom DeLonge advises the other two members of Blink-182 that DeLonge does not wish to work on any further material with the group.
Hung Like Hanratty play at Foremans Bar, Nottingham, England, UK.
Dinosaur Jr and Wild Style Lion play at Motion, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
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Metal Blade Records announces the worldwide signing of hardcore punk band Bloodclot, which features current and former members of the Cro-Mags, Queens of the Stone Age and Danzig.
On his Anthems : The Singles Tour, Adam Ant plays at The Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Florida, USA.