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And Her Orchestra play the first of seven nights at The Pearl Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
records a live session in London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear, hosted by John Peel
, Tiffany Shade, MC5, Junior Wells, The Psychedelic Stooges, Up and The Apostles play the second of three nights at The Grande Ballroom
, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Television, with Richard Hell
still in the band, begin a series of weekend shows at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
In Manchester, England, UK, Europe, tv producer Anthony Wilson (Tony Wilson) is given a copy of the LP Horses by Patti Smith
. He will go on to found the influential Factory Records, home of Joy Division
and New Order
In the afternoon, The Sex Pistols
sign a management contract with Glitterbest Ltd, owned by music biz entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren. That night, they earn £438 for playing at the first of two days of the Punk Festival at The 100 Club
, London, UK, along with The Clash
And The Banshees and Subway Sect.
A gig by The Sex Pistols
, The Clash
and The Heartbreakers at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, is cancelled. There are arguments about money at Glitterbest, the Pistols' management office, and their manager, Malcolm McLaren, has further meetings with EMI.
release a new single, Complete Control, in the UK.
It is announced in the UK rock press that all-girl punk band The Slits has split up.
Adam Horovitz of The Beastie Boys
is arrested at The Portobello Hotel in London, England, UK, Europe, for 'causing grievous bodily harm' to a fan at the previous night's show in Liverpool.
The Pogues with Joe Strummer
, Kirsty MacColl and The Specials play a legendary St. Patrick's Day set at the Town And Country club, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at UJC Glocksee, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie
, plays at Nautica Stage, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Television play at Academy 2, Manchester, England, UK.
plays a private show at a new retail outlet being opened by The First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
begins his Symphonicities
tour at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
play at Vystaviste Holesovice, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe, supported by Billy Talent
and The Pooh.
The street sign for Joey Ramone Place in New York City, USA, is moved up twenty feet above ground level because it is the most often stolen street sign in the city. The street is named, of course, in honour of singer Joey Ramone of punk innovators The Ramones
Keb' Mo' plays at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
At the end of Green Day
's set at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reacts with fury to a digital sign that says
the band has only one minute left to play. After an expletive-laden tirade, he smashes his guitar and storms offstage
plays at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
play at Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
release their fourth LP, The Big Fit, on Chap Stereo in the UK.
play at Motel Mozaique — Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
with Fred Thomas play at The Bishop, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
On their 40th Anniversary Tour, 70s punk band Penetration
play at The O2 Academy 2, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.