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The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.
Queen play at The Civic Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Carol Gr imes plays at The London College Of Printing, Elephant And Castle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Swift play Downstairs at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Woody Woodmansey's U Boat, Caribou and Jerry Floyd play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
George Melly with John Chilton's Feetwarmers plays at The Duke Of Richmond, Earls Court Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Boys Of The Lough play at the New University Of Ulster, Coleraine, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
The Kinks play in Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Johnny Dole And The Scabs play the first of three nights at The Stagecoach Tavern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
50s rocker Marty Wilde and guitar virtuoso Bert Weedon complete a UK tour at the New Theatre, Hull.
Jason Aldine Williams is born in Macon, Georgia, USA. He will find success as country music singer Jason Aldean.
Queen play at The Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Bob Dylan’s wife Sara Lowndes, represented by divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, files for divorce in Santa Monica Superior Court, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Tonight's gig at El Mocambo, a 300 capacity club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is advertised as featuring local band April Wine. In fact, The Rolling Stones play unannounced, under the pseudonym of The Cockroaches, and record their album Love You Live. They also write the song Miss You.
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The Boys Of The Lough play at The Civic Hall, Inverness, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their first world tour, Abba play the last of three days at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Billy Ternent dies aged 77 in London, England, UK, Europe. He had been a popular jazz bandleader from the 1930s to the 1950s.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA, supported by Blackfoot. 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.
Four years after it had been a hit in the USA, Deep Purple enter the UK singles chart with Smoke On The Water, which will peak at No21.
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Crime play at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Damned.
Blues pianist and singer Robert Shaw records Saturday Night Special, Jim Nappy and Fast Santa Fe in Austin, Texas, USA.
The Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO), begin recording the LP Out Of The Blue at Musicland Studios, Arabella House, Munich, Germany, Europe.
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Genesis play the third of four nights at The Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe, during which they record some tracks for a live double LP, Seconds Out.
Ryan Anthony Massaro is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find acclaim as soul-folk singer-songwriter Amos Lee.
The Pat Travers Band play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Doctors Of Madness.
The O'Jays and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson play at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Gary Kellgren, record producer/engineer and co-founder of the Record Plant studios in Los Angeles and Sausalito, California, drowns in the swimming pool of his Hollywood home. Kellgren had worked with John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Sly Stone, Rod Stewart and others.
Donna Summer reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with I Feel Love.
Guitarist Henri Padovani quits The Police in the aftermath of an unsuccessful recording session produced by John Cale.
Roadrunner by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers peaks at No11 on the UK singles chart. On the same day, Cherie Currie quits all-girl rock band The Runaways and Generation X, a punk band led by Billy idol, signs to Chrysalis Records in the UK.
The Jam play at The 100 Club, London, UK.
Following the death of Elvis Presley, US President Jimmy Carter issues a statement, calling Elvis, "unique, irreplaceable."
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Generation X play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon. The band includes vocalist Billy Idol who will go on to much greater success as a solo perfomer.
American Girl by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers peaks at No40 in the UK Singles Chart.
The Electric Light Orchestra, aka ELO, release their seventh studio LP, Out Of The Blue on Jet Records in the UK.
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Radio presenter Webley Edwards dies of a heart attack. he had been the longtime host of the weekly radio series Hawaii Calls which played a pivotal role in exporting the music of the Hawaiian islands to the continental USA.
Guitarist Steve Hackett announces that he is leaving prog-rock giants Genesis to pursue a solo career.
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A bomb scare delays the start of a concert by The Clash, in Club 700, Stora Hotellet, Oreboro, Sweden.
Squeeze play at The Albany Empire, Deptford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Lou Reed plays at the Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
Internationally successful singer Greta Keller dies aged 74, of natural causes in Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Weather Report play at the Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays at My Father's Place, Old Roselyn, New York State, USA.
Leonard Cohen releases a new single, Memories, in the UK, Spain, West Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, on CBS Records. The b-side, Don't Go Home With Your Hard On, features Bob Dylan singing harmony vocals.
The Easy Cure (later to become The Cure), play at The Rocket, Crawley, UK.
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Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays the first of two nights at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays the second of two nights at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
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