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The Clash appear on the cover of UK music weekly Sounds as their tip for 1977.
London's first full-time punk venue, The Roxy, opens in Neal St, Covent Garden, London, England, UK. The Clash play at the opening.
EMI Records drops The Sex Pistols with a £40,000 golden handshake.
Tom Waits performs Step Right Up from his album Small Change live on the daytime TV show Dinah! in the USA.
Crosby Stills And Nash record Cold Rain at Criteria Sound Studios, Miami, Florida, USA.
The Supremes release a new single, Let Yourself Go, on Motown Records in the USA.
After a three day break The Clash resume recording their eponymous debut album at CBS Studios, Whitfield Street, London, UK.
Siouxsie and the Banshees play their first real gig [not counting their appearance at The 100 Club Festival] at The Red Deer, Croydon, UK, supporting The Heartbreakers.
The Clash finish recording their eponymous debut album at CBS Studios, Whitfield Street, London, England, UK.
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Bob Dylan’s wife Sara Lowndes, represented by divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, files for divorce in Santa Monica Superior Court, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Tom Robinson Band plays at The Kensington, London, England, UK.
Iggy Pop plays at Friar's, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, England, UK.
XTC, a new wave band based in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, record Traffic Light Rock, Saturn Boy, She's So Square and Neon Shuffle, during their second demo session for CBS Records at the company's studio in Whitfield Street, London.
Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers play at The Speakeasy, London, UK.
The Clash release their eponymous debut album in the UK.
The Clash, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Slits and Subway Sect play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Over five hundred fans waiting to buy tickets for an upcoming Led Zeppelin gig in Miami, Florida, break ranks and storm the gates of the Orange Bowl Stadium, vandalising the property. Police use tear gas to quell the violence.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
The Eagles open a European tour with the first of four nights at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London.
Touring in support of their fifth LP Deceptive Bends, 10cc play the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
San Francisco-born jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond [of the Dave Brubeck Quartet] dies of lung cancer in Manhattan, New York City, USA, aged 52. Among other achievments, Desmond composed their biggest hit, Take Five.
Weather Report play at The Ivanhoe, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Cow Palace, Daly City, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Elvin Bishop and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play the second of two nights at The Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, supported by The Yellow Rose Band. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
A lightning strike at Buchanan South power substation shuts off the electricity to most of New York City, USA, for the best part of two days. The Trammps hit single The Night The Lights Went Out, will be inspired by this incident, which is generally known as The New York City Blackout Of 1977.
The O'Jays and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson play at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy is certified as a Gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Brian Burton is born in White Plains, New York State, USA. He will find success as a producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer under the name Danger Mouse, and also as the founder of Gnarls Barkley.
The Jerry Garcia Band plays the second of two nights at Theatre 1839, San Francisco, California, USA. The shows are recorded and will eventually be released as the live album Pure Jerry - Theatre 1839, July 29 and 30, 1977 .
The Dwight Twilley Band release their second album, Twilley Don't Mind, on Shelter/Arista Records.
Dire Straits play at The Tramshed, London, UK.
After signing to Virgin Records in the afternoon, XTC play at the Music Machine, London, England, UK, 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.
On their Love Gun tour, Kiss play at The Cow Palace, Daly City, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Boomtown Rats play at The Nashville, London, UK.
Oxygene 4 by Jean-Michel Jarre enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No4.
XTC go into Abbey Road studios, London, with producer John Leckie, at the start of three days of sessions to record their first tracks under a recently signed deal with Virgin Records. Among the songs recorded will be their debut single, Science Friction.
Weather Report play at the Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Soul singer Gloria Jones returns to London, England, UK, Europe,from the USA where she has been making an LP.
Big band leader Jan Garber dies, after a lengthy illness, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
St. Helens band The Spitfire Boys, often touted as Liverpool's first punk band, release their debut single, British Refugee, on RKO Records. The band includes guitarist Paul Rutherford, who will go on to greater fame as a member of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and drummer Peter Clark who will find success under the name of Budgie in Siouxsie And The Banshees.
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.
Lou Reed plays at the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks is released in the USA.
David Bowie releases Heroes, his second collaborative album with Brian Eno, in the UK.
The Runaways play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Out Of The Blue by The Electric Light Orchestra, aka ELO, is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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Bette Midler plays the last of six nights at Bimbo’s, North Beach, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Sex Pistols are denied visas to enter the USA two days before the start of their first American tour.
Bruce Springsteen's first public performance of Because The Night, takes place on stage with Patti Smith at CBGB's Theater, New York City, USA. During the show, the venue is closed by fire marshals, citing excess capacity as the reason.
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