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Glen Matlock, future bassist for the first line-up of the Sex Pistols
, is born in Paddington, London.
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."
Radiators From Space release a new single, Television Screen, on Chiswick Records in the UK.
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 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
Crime play the second of two nights at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA.
play in The Central Park Music Festival at The Trump Wollman Skating Rink, Central Park, New York City, USA.
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
and writer Anne Wehrer start work in New York City, USA, on Pop's autobiography, I Need More.
are in the Rolling Stones
Mobile in London, UK, recording Midnight To Stevens, which will remain unreleased until the mid-90s.
, England, UK
Crass play at The Warehouse,
play at The Bierkeller, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
plays at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe, with The Three Johns.
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.
play at Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Television play at Academy 2, Manchester, England, UK.
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.
Blues guitarist and singer T-Model Ford
plays at Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
play at The House Of Blues, West Hollywood, California, USA.
, Robert DeNiro and former US president Bill Clinton turn up at the opening party for The Edge
's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off The Dark in New York City, USA.
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.
with Fred Thomas play at The High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.