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On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the second of three nights in Bremen, Germany.
During their first US tour, The Clash play an unscheduled benefit at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, to raise funds for the Geary Temple.
Meat Loaf enters the UK Singles Chart with Bat Out Of Hell which will peak at No15.
At the 21st Annual Grammy Awards in Hollywood, California, The Bee Gees collect five Grammy Awards for Saturday Night Fever. Billy Joel gets Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for Just The Way You Are.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, UK, supported by The Dougie James Soul Train.
Joy Division play at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, England, UK.
Spirits Having Flown by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the US album chart. On the same day, Tragedy by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Art Garfunkel releases a new LP, Fate For Breakfast, on Sony Music in the USA.
Nicolette Larson and Steve Forbert play at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.
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The day after they are married, Eric Clapton brings Pattie Boyd on stage during his show in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and sings Wonderful Tonight to her.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of two nights at the Painter's Mill Star Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at Painter's Mill Star Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Guitarist Paul Cairns misses a gig with Iron Maiden at The Brecknock pub, London, UK, because he has broken his leg. He will never play with the band again.
Vocalist David Lee Roth of Van Halen collapses on stage in Spokane, Washington, USA, as a result of a stomach virus.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of two nights in Cleveland, Ohio.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at Jantzen Beach, Portland, Oregon, USA, to an audience of 8,000.
Rockabilly vocalist Ray Smith plays at Karregat Hall, Eindhoven, Germany, Europe.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the second of two non-consecutive nights at the Valley Forge Music Fair, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Bob Dylan releases a new live album, At Budokan, in the USA on Columbia Records.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The War Memorial, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Elton John plays the last of four nights at The Great October Hall, Leningrad, Russia, Europe.
The Knack release their debut album, Get The Knack, in the USA.
The Knack release their debut album, Get The Knack, in the USA.
She Believes In Me by Kenny Rogers reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Circus Krone, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France, Europe.
Ry Cooder releases his eighth album, Bop Til You Drop, on Warner Bros Records in the USA. It is the first popular music album to have been recorded digitally.
To demonstrate his disgust for the phenomenon of disco music, deejay Steve Dahl sparks a riot by blowing up a huge pile of disco records with dynamite during a White Sox vs Detroit Tigers game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Fans bringing disco records for Dahl to destroy are given entrance to the game for just $1.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division and Essential Logic play at the Prince of Wales Conference Center, Y.M.C.A., London, UK.
Led Zeppelin plays its first UK gig in four years, when they headline the Knebworth Fair, in Hertfordshire. It will also prove to be their last UK performance with their original line-up.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at Furitsu Taiiku-Kan, Osaka, Japan.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Pyramids, Giza, Egypt, Africa.
Jimmy McCulloch, a former guitarist with Paul McCartney's band Wings, is found dead by his brother in his flat in Maida Vale, London, England, UK, Europe. An autopsy will reveal that McCulloch died of heart failure due to morphine and alcohol poisoning.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Civic Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Beautiful Girls by Van Halen peaks at No84 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Don't Stop Til You Get Enough.
Madness release a new single, One Step Beyond, in the UK on Stiff Records. On the same day, The first 2-Tone Tour, featuring The Specials, Madness and The Selecter, plays at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Gotta Serve Somebody, peaks at No24 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
After a group of Iranian students, supporting the Iranian Revolution, take over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, fifty-two American diplomats and citizens are held hostage for 444 days. This international incident will become known as The Iran Hostage Crisis and will inspire rockabilly revivalists The Stray Cats to record Storm The Embassy.
Abba play the fifth of six nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the thirteenth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
The BBC Year of the Child Concert is staged at Wembley Arena, London, UK, featuring Wishbone Ash, Cat Stevens, Gary Numan and David Essex.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
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