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Glen Matlock, future bassist for the first line-up of the Sex Pistols, is born in Paddington, London.
Dinah Washington plays at The Savoy Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jimmy Reed releases a new single, Big Boss Man, on Vee-Jay Records in the USA.
Terrence O'Flaherty, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, declares, "There's nothing wrong about enjoying the 'San Francisco Sound,' but don’t tell me it's good music. To get serious about it is like attributing philosophical and sociological undertones to The Beverly Hillbillies."
Former New York Dolls Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan form The Heartbreakers with seminal New York punk Richard Hell.
Radiators From Space release a new single, Television Screen, on Chiswick Records in the UK.
The Clash and The Subway Sect play at The Palais Des Glaces, Paris, France, Europe.
In the wake of a sensational punk tv special shown earlier in the month, the city of Glasgow in Scotland bans all punk gigs, hoping to avoid violence.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is removed from British record stores under the 1889 Indecent Advertisements Act.
Joey Ramone is scalded by an exploding teapot in The Ramones' dressing room in The Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
The Boomtown Rats play at The Village Bowl, Bournemouth, UK, supported by The Young Ones. The support band will not last long, but one member, Paul 'Wix' Wickens, will go on to a lengthy career as MD in Paul McCartney's band.
Crime play the second of two nights at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Ramones play in The Central Park Music Festival at The Trump Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, USA.
Siouxsie And The Banshees play at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.
The Arcadians play at CBGB's, New York City, USA. The band includes Thurston Moore, who will go on to lead Sonic Youth.
Steven Morrissey, future leader of The Smiths, goes to see Iggy Pop play at the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Iggy Pop and writer Anne Wehrer start work in New York City, USA, on Pop's autobiography, I Need More.
The Clash are in the Rolling Stones Mobile in London, UK, recording Midnight To Stevens, which will remain unreleased until the mid-90s.
The Damned play at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Crass play at The Warehouse, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Conflict play at The Bierkeller, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Bragg plays at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe, with The Three Johns.
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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Johnny Thunders plays at The Underground, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
On their No Control tour, Bad Religion play at Oakland Community College, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On their No Control tour, Bad Religion play in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Punk rock band The Squids play at The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This is the first of many gigs at the venue for the band.
Sum 41 play at Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Green Day play at Le Zénith, Paris, France, Europe.
Television play at Academy 2, Manchester, England, UK.
Green Day takes back the rights to its back catalogue from Berkeley, California-based indie label Lookout Records, after claiming that the label had delayed and/or missed royalty payments.
Green Day play at The Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer T-Model Ford plays at Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Killing Joke play at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dead Kennedys play at The House Of Blues, West Hollywood, California, USA.
Mogwai, supported by The Twilight Sad, play at The Picture House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lou Reed, Robert DeNiro and former US president Bill Clinton turn up at the opening party for The Edge and Bono of U2's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off The Dark in New York City, USA.
Four members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot are arrested for having recently staged a protest gig against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the Christ the Savior Cathedral, Moscow, Russia. If found guilty, they could face up to seven years in prison.
In a letter published in The Times, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys, Pete Townshend of The Who and other British music stars call for the release of the three members of Russian band Pussy Riot who have been in jail since March for staging a protest gig against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Christ The Savior Cathedral, Moscow, Russia, Europe. The letter is timed to coincide with a visit to London by Putin.
Meat Loaf plays at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Norah Jones release Foreverley, an album of duets re-creating the 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us by The Everley Brothers, on Warner Bros in the UK.
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On the Monumentour, Fall Out Boy and Paramore play at The Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Frank Turner plays at Parr Hall, Warrington, England, UK.
New Model Army play at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
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.
Waxahatchee and Girlpool play at The Sinclair, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Protomartyr with Fred Thomas play at The High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain, Europe.