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Blanche Calloway And Her Orchestra play the first of seven nights at The Pearl Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Adrian Rollini Trio records Vibrollini and Driftin' for Decca Records in the USA.
Dakota Staton records Idaho and No Moon At All in New York City, USA, for Capitol Records.
Tim Buckley records a live session in London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC Radio 1 show Top Gear, hosted by John Peel.
The Troggs, 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.
Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum play the first of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Television, with Richard Hell still in the band, begin a series of weekend shows at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
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America's NET tv broadcasts The World Of John Hammond, a special about the life and work of Columbia Records executive John Hammond, including a live performance by Bob Dylan.
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.
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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, Siouxsie 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.
The Clash release a new single, Complete Control, in the UK.
On their 16 Tons tour, The Clash play at Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany, Europe.
It is announced in the UK rock press that all-girl punk band The Slits has split up.
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The movie The King Of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, is released in Finland. 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.
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.
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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.
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Bad Religion play at UJC Glocksee, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Nautica Stage, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Alan Vega of pioneering electro-punk duo Suicide dies in his sleep, aged 72, in New York City, USA.
Hugh Cornwell, former frontman of The Stranglers, plays at the Civic Hall, in Trowbridge, in a fundraising benefit show for victims of the Asian tsunami.
Green Day play at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Television play at Academy 2, Manchester, England, UK.
Paul Westerberg plays a private show at a new retail outlet being opened by The First Act Guitar Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Green Day play at The Save Mart Center, Fresno, California, USA.
Wolf Parade play at The HMV Forum, London, UK.
Sting begins his Symphonicities tour at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Green Day 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.
Blink 182 play at Birmingham Arena, Birmingham, England, UK, supported by You Me At Six.
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.
Tom Morello, aka The Nightwatchman, performs in the Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian in New York City, USA, at the 2012 Food Sovereignty Prize hosted by WhyHunger.
Daft Punk launch their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories with a party on the top floor of The Shard, London, UK.
Gogol Bordello play at The O2 Academy, Bixton, London, UK.
She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer makes its debut at No1 in the Official UK Singles Chart.
The Hotelier play at Subterranean, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Idol plays at Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Andrew Jackson Jihad play at Slim's, San Francisco, CA, USA
On the Monumentour, Fall Out Boy and Paramore play at Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Elvis Costello plays in The Centrum, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Waxahatchee and Girlpool play at The Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Protomartyr play at Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Skating Polly release their fourth LP, The Big Fit, on Chap Stereo in the UK.
Protomartyr play at Motel Mozaique — Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Protomartyr with Fred Thomas play at The Bishop, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
On their 40th Anniversary Tour, 70s punk band Penetration play at The O2 Academy 2, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.