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Angela Trimble is born in Miami, Florida, USA. She will find international fame in the 1970s as Debbie Harry of Blondie.
Susan S. Smith Kusano is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. She will find success as Olga De Volga, bass guitarist for the bands The Lewd and The Undead.
Mark Jones is born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK. He will find fame as Mark Lamarr, host of long-running tv pop music quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
Colosseum play a live gig in The Paris Cinema, London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC radio DJ John Peel's Sunday Concert Show.
Gene Harris And The Three Sounds record Put On Train and You Got To Play The Game for Blue Note Records at United Artists Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The rhythm track of Put On Train will 'inspire' the rhythm track of What Comes Around (1989) by The Beastie Boys.
Doug Sahm and Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City for Atlantic Records, with Bob Dylan playing guitar and harmonica.
Country blues performer Elly Greenberg plays the last of three nights at CBGBs Club, 315 Bowery at Bleeker, New York City, USA, supported by the "fancy guitar pickin's" of Erik Frandsen.
Television play at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
UK all-girl punk band The Slits make their first live appearance, in Harlesden, London, UK, as part of a show headlined by The Clash. Also on the bill are The Buzzcocks (playing their first gig without former frontman Howard Devoto) and the Subway Sect.
The Clash and The Subway Sect play at The Palais Des Glaces, Paris, France, Europe.
The Clash play at Upstairs At Erics, Liverpool, England, UK, supported by The Toilets whose leader Mike Peters will go on to found The Alarm.
The Clash play at The Royal Spa, Bridlington, UK.
The Clash play at The Wessex Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
The Vapors play the first of two nights at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Music Radio in New York City, USA, for this day are as follows :



1. Sexy Eyes - Dr. Hook (Capitol)

2. Call Me - Blondie (Chrysalis)

3. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc. (Casablanca)

4. Lost in Love - Air Supply (Arista)

5. Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)

6. Stomp! - The Brothers Johnson (A+M)

7. Another Brick In the Wall, Part II - Pink Floyd (Columbia)

8. Don't Fall In Love With a Dreamer - Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes (United Artists)

9. You May Be Right - Billy Joel (Columbia)

10. Hurt So Bad - Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)

X play at The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Clash play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
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 the second of two nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, with Robert Smith of The Cure playing lead guitar.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the fourth of five days recording their second album, From The Cradle To The Grave, for Bluurg Records.
Conflict play at Jillies, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Angelic Upstarts play at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Foreign Legion.
Sting plays at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, Europe, where he also announces plans to make a feature film about his new band.
The Damned's Phantasmagoria tour plays at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Inner City Unit play at Peacock's, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers begin a British tour at The Riverside, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK, Europe.
Joe Cole, a roadie for Black Flag and Rollins Band, is shot dead during an armed robbery outside his home in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Weller plays at Carling Apollo, Manchester, UK.
It is reported that legendary New York City, USA, punk venue CBGB's may have to close down forever in August, if lease-renewal negotiations with the property's landlord aren't settled to club owner Hilly Kristal’s satisfaction.
Hot Hot Heat release their second studio LP, Elevator, on Sire Records worldwide (excepting the USA and UK).
Futureheads play at SOMA, San Diego, California, USA.
Sleater-Kinney play at The Avalon, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Second day of the Rockinbeerfest gets underway at The King's Bush Centre, Godmanchester, Cambridge, England, UK. Artists playing over the three days of the event include Dr. Feelgood, Eddie And The Hot Rods, Hazel O'Connor, Caravan, Hugh Cornwell, Oysterband, John Otway and Ezio.
The Hedrons play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Chi Cheng, bass-player of The Deftones, is seriously injured in a car crash in Santa Clara, California, USA.
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Former Stranglers leader Hugh Cornwell sounds off against record companies' efforts to stop illegal downloading of music. "The internet is the perfect delivery system for music, so why not use it?," he demands. "I don't see it as being exploited at all - I think we are exploiting the internet."
Author, poet and punk-rocker Jim Carroll dies of a heart attack, aged 60, at his home in Manhattan, New York City, USA. He had been suffering ill-health for some time due to pneumonia and hepatitis C.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play the second of seven nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Frank Turner plays at The Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
It is reported that two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot (Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova) are suing the Russian government in The European Court Of Human Rights over their imprisonment for a 2012 "punk prayer" protest at a cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Europe.
The Presidents of the United States of America play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
On their From The Cradle To The Grave tour, Squeeze play at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, with their 'very special guest' Dr John Cooper Clarke.
Protomartyr play at Echo, Los Angeles, California, USA.
During a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong changes a line in their song American Idiot from "the subliminal mind-f*ck America" to "the subliminal mind Trump America" as a protest against US President-elect Donald Trump.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Spektrum, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On their 40th Anniversary Tour, 70s punk band Penetration play at The Fleece, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Pete Shelley, best known as leader of The Buzzcocks, dies aged 63 of a suspected heart attack at his home in Tallinn, Estonia, Europe.
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