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Adam Clayton of struggling Irish band The Hype places a fake advertisement in a local newspaper, which reads, "Manager seeks the whereabouts of The Hype after amazing Howth gig. Please ring Brian '450822.' The Hype will, in due course, become U2
Johnny Thunders Allstars, featuring members of The Hot Rods and Snatch, play at The Speakeasy
, London, UK.
Leo Kottke plays at Cain's, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Guitarist Robert Fripp
performs a live Frippertronics concert at The Kitchen, New York City, USA.
records his album Live At Budokan, at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Because of background vocalist Debbie Dye leaving Bob Dylan
's band after the recent tour of the Far East, two singers audition unsuccessfully in Santa Monica, California, USA.
is working on Baby, Stop Crying, Is Your Love In Vain?, New Pony and Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power), at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
is working on Walk Out In The Rain, Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long), Stop Now and New Pony, at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
play at Alexandra's, Brownsville, New Jersey, USA.
attends a Robert Gordon concert at the Music Machine, Camden Town, London. Sid Vicious attends the same gig and, according to some reports, threatens Dylan with a knife.
play at The Madhatter, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
play at The Old Waldorf
, San Francisco, California, USA, the concert is recorded for a radio broadcast and will eventually be released as the LP Live at the Old Waldorf.
The Boomtown Rats
play at The City Hall, Newcastle, 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
come to the end of their first American tour with the second of two nights at Hurrah, New York City, USA.
, a top-rated American blues and jazz guitarist in the 1930s, dies in Lancaster, California, USA. In a long career, he had worked with Sidney Bechet
, Hadda Brooks, Johnny Dodds
, J.C. Higginbotham, Lionel Hampton
, Jimmie Noone and others.
, former vocalist and guitarist with George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic, dies at the age of 24 in New Jersey of complications relating to Hodgkinson's Disease.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell
, Meat Loaf
plays in Rockfield Community College Fieldhouse, Suffern, New York State, USA.
Stacy Sutherland, former lead guitarist of psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, is accidentally shot dead by his wife Bunny, in Houston, Texas, USA.
Sid Vicious, formerly bassist of the Sex Pistols
, plays the first of several gigs at Max’s Kansas City, New York City, USA. His backing band includes former New York Dolls
Jerry Nolan and Arthur Kane, and Clash member Mick Jones.
Yes play the first of three nights in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
release their eighth album Never Say Die!
in the UK. This will prove to be the last full studio album featuring the entire original line-up of the group.
Gruppo Sportivo play at The Top Rank
, Cardiff, Wales, England, UK, Europe.
of the Rolling Stones
apologises to the Rev. Jesse Jackson for the racially offensive lyrics of Some Girls
, but still refuses to remove the line 'Black girls just love to get fucked all night long'.
When Wire play at London Polytechnic, London, England, UK, support band The Cure
turn up too late to play.
plays at The Olympia, Detroit, Michigan.
Having just landed in New York City, The Police
race across town in a cab in order to be in time to hit the stage at the legendary CBGB
plays at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.
, the debut single by Adam and the Ants, hits the shops in the UK.
plays at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri.
is rushed to a Harley Street, London, clinic, suffering from chest pains believed to be related to exhaustion caused by overwork.
Tapper Zukie plays at Tiffany's, Edinburgh, Scotland, supported by Cygnus.
At a cost of just £200 Iron Maiden
record their first demos, at Spaceward Studios, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.