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Motown Records release You Can't Win , a single by Michael Jackson, who is at this time signed to Epic Records.
Future R.E.M. members Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Bill Berry all enrol at the UGA (University of Georgia In Athens).
Too Much Heaven by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
You Can't Win (Parts 1 + 2) by Michael Jackson on Motown Records enters the Billboard US R&B Singles chart, where it will peak at No42.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of three nights in Bremen, Germany.
The Cure continue work on their debut album in Morgan Studios, London, England, UK.
Elvis Costello plays at Hammersmith Palais, London, supported by Richard Hell & The Voidoids and John Cooper Clarke.
Zenon de Fleur Herowski, guitarist with UK garage/pub rock/r'n'b band The Count Bishops dies of a heart attack following a car crash, aged 28, in London.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, UK, supported by The Dougie James Soul Train.
When The Ramones get stuck in New York City, USA, by a raging thunderstorm, support band The Fabulous Poodles take over the headlining slot at The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Also on the bill are The Executives.
The Wiz, an all-black remake of The Wizard of Oz, starring Michael Jackson as The Scarecrow and Diana Ross as Dorothy, is released in the UK.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, California, USA, supported by Barooga Bandit.
Aspiring heavy metal band Iron Maiden plays a gig at The Ruskin Arms, East Ham, London, England, UK.
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Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho is born in Espoo, Finland, Europe. He will find success as Alexi Laiho, guitarist and singer with Children Of Bodom.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights in Cleveland, Ohio.
When pianist Keith Jarrett's European Quartet, [aka Belonging] play at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, the concert is recorded but it will not be released until 2012 under the title Sleeper. The band consists of Jarrett on piano, percussion; Jan Garbarek on tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, percussion; Palle Danielsson on double-bass and Jon Christensen on drums and percussion.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Robert Fleischman.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, USA, working on the song Trouble In Mind, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
Pere Ubu play the second of two nights at Gaspar's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, USA, working on songs including When You Gonna Wake Up, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
Sixty-four year old blues star Muddy Waters marries twenty-five year old Jean Brooks. Guests at the reception include Eric Clapton.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany, Europe.
Nathan Followill, drummer of Kings Of Leon, is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Auditorium, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
The Reverend Richard Penniman, aka Little Richard, warns the congregation at a revivalist meeting in North Richmond, California, about the evils of rock music.
Santana and Journey play at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Shi Kokaido, Nagoya, Japan.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at Eric's, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Pete De Freitas comes along to the show, meets the band, and becomes their drummer soon after.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at The P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Fleetwood Mac release a new single, Tusk, in the USA.
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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, opens at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, where it will run for 1208 performances.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Don't Stop Til You Get Enough.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with Don't Stop Til You Get Enough.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the fourth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theater, in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the fifth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rose, a film based loosely on the life of Janis Joplin, is released to cinemas in the USA, with Bette Midler in the starring role.
Abba play the second of two nights at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Marley plays the first of two nights at The Uptown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Duran Duran play at The Cellar Bar, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England, UK.
Abba play their last gig in Europe, in the Main Hall at The RDS, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
Guitarist Randy Rhoads flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to London, England, UK, to meet with Ozzy Osbourne at the offices of Jet Records. Soon after, they begin rehearsals at Osbourne's home, Bulrush Cottage, which also houses a rehearsal space.
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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