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William Martin Aucoin is born in Ayer, Massachusetts, USA. He will achieve success as Bill Aucoin, manager of Kiss, Billy Idol and Billy Squier.
Adam Nathaniel Yauch in born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He will find success as rapper MCA of The Beastie Boys.
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Young music fan Bob Geldof sees The Rolling Stones rehearsing for tonight's show at The Adelphi Theatre, Dublin, Eire.
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Myant Myant Aye is born in Rangoon, Burma, Asia. She will find success in the early 1980s as Anabella Lwin, vocalist of Bow Wow Wow.
The Jam play an afternoon show in Soho Market, London, UK, watched by The Clash.
Generation X, a new band formed by UK punk rocker Billy Idol, plays its first gig, at the Central College of Art, London, UK.
The Vibrators play at The Railway Hotel, Putney High Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
After a three day break The Clash resume recording their eponymous debut album at CBS Studios, Whitfield Street, London, UK.
Ten record companies based in London, England, UK, Europe, have their walls sprayed with the slogan 'Sign Siouxsie Now' - as part of a graffiti campaign on behalf of unsigned punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
The new Rolling Stones’ album Some Girls is released in the USA.
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Pere Ubu play in Liverpool, UK, supported by The Soft Boys and Red Krayola.
Ian Dury And The Blockheads release what will become their first UK No1 single, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. It will also be a first for their label, Stiff Records.
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Adam And The Ants play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Rock movie Breaking Glass opens in Australia, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film, while Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney are seen in brief cameos.
While The Clash are rehearsing in London, England, UK, for their upcoming Combat Rock tour, their guiding light, Joe Strummer, mysteriously disappears. For the next few days his management and friends try to track him down until, eventually, he surfaces in Paris, France, where, among other things, he had run in the Paris Marathon.
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Steve Taylor of The Face magazine shares a compartment with Joe Strummer and his girlfriend Gaby Salter. on a boat train to Paris, France, Europe.
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The movie The King Of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, is released in France. 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.
Black Flag play at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Saccharine Trust and Tom Troccoli's Dog.
The Revillos and The Playn Jayn play at The Warehouse, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Siouxsie And The Banshees play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Inner City Unit play at The New Ocean Club, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
That Petrol Emotion play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Virgin Prunes play at Roadmenders, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
On their No Control tour, Bad Religion play at The Anthrax, Norwalk, Connecticut,USA.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, Santa fe, New Mexico, USA.
Billy Idol plays at The Capital Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Clash Of The Titans tour, featuring Slayer, Megadeth, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies plays at Firenze Palasport, Florence, Italy, Europe.
PiL Records, a company founded by PiL member Keith Levene in 1984, is dissolved due to inactivity.
Bryan Adams, Crowded House, Extreme, Lou Reed, Luka Bloom, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Scabs, The Smashing Pumpkins and Urban Dance Squad play at Torhout Festival, Festivalweide, Torhout, Belgium, Europe.
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Billy Bragg And The Blokes play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
When three members of Metallica plus producer Bob Rock, play at Kimo's, San Francisco, under the name Spun, their set includes four Ramones tracks.
Green Day play the second of two days at The Academy, Brixton, London, UK.
Danny Tourette, lead singer of British band Towers Of London, is arrested for criminal damage at a gig in Cambridge, UK.
Green Day play at The Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, supported by My Chemical Romance.
Lou Reed plays at The Concert Hall, Tampere, Finland, Europe.
The Vans Warped Tour, plays at the Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with a bill including My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, The Transplants, MxPx, All-American Rejects, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Atreyu and Senses Fail.
Green Day and Jimmy Eat World play at Molson Park, Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
First day of the Rockinbeerfest gets underway at the King's Bush Centre, Godmanchester, Cambridge, England, UK. Artists playing over the next three days include Dr Feelgood, Eddie And The Hot Rods, Hazel O'Connor, Caravan, Hugh Cornwell, Oysterband, John Otway and Ezio.
All-girl band Care Bears On Fire release their second LP, Get Over It!, on S-C urve Records in the USA.
Malcolm McLaren, former manager of the Sex Pistols, dies in hospital in Swtzerland, Europe, aged 64, of cancer.
A new tv rock biography, Worried About The Boy, is broadcast on BBC2 tv in the UK, documenting the career of Boy George and Culture Club. The film also includes appearances by actors in the roles of David Bowie, Billy idol, Spandau Ballet and Midge Ure.
On The Wall Tour 2012, Roger Waters plays the eighth of nine nights at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Tony Sly, best known as the front man of the punk rock band No Use For A Name, dies in his sleep, aged 41, in San Jose, California, USA. The cause of his death is not immediately released, but is thought to have been connected with medication he required to deal with extreme chronic back pain.
Coldplay play the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Marina And The Diamonds and Charli XCX.
Conor Maynard appears on popular tv quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks in the UK.
On his Single Ladies tour, R. Kelly plays at The Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Billy Idol plays at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
American punk singer and former Star Trek actor Jon Paul Steuer dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, aged 33, in Portland, Oregon, USA.