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New York City New Wave combo Blondie release a somewhat controversial dance re-mix of their song Heart Of Glass, which goes on to be a US and UK No1.
Elvis Costello plays at Hammersmith Palais, London, supported by Richard Hell & The Voidoids and John Cooper Clarke.
Country music singer/songwriter Jason Isbell is born in Green Hill, Alabama, USA.
During their first US tour, The Clash play an unscheduled benefit at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, to raise funds for the Geary Temple.
Iron Maiden play at The Bridge House, Canning Town, London, UK.
Mathurin Campbell is born in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, UK. She will find success in the late 90s as singer Shola Ama.
Nicolette Larson and Steve Forbert play at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.
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Billy Joel appears on the cover of the influential People magazine in the USA, alongside the headline, Billy Joel Rocks Cuba.
On the first night of their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA, supported by The Fabulous Poodles who are harassed off the stage by fans after only a few songs.
999 play the first of two nights at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Mutants.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Marin, California, USA, supported by Barooga Bandit.
Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart enters the singles chart where it will peak at No6. The song is produced by Devizes-born Simon May.
Jerry Dammers of UK band The Specials publicly announces the formation of his new record label, 2-Tone.
The Georgia General Assembly adopts the Hoagy Carmichael composition Georgia On My Mind as the Georgia state song.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of four nights in Chicago, Illinois.
XTC release a new single, Life Begins At The Hop, on Virgin Records in the UK.
Rickie Lee Jones releases a new single, Chuck E's In Love on Warner Bros Records in the USA. It is the first single from her eponymous debut LP, and will peak at No4 in the Billboard Singles Chart.
Bob Dylan is in Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama, working on songs including Gotta Serve Somebody, with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits on guitar.
On their Destiny Tour, The Jacksons including Michael Jackson, play the first of two non-consecutive nights at the Arena Theater, Houston, Texas.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Bandwagon/Heavy Metal Sounhouse, Kingsbury, North London, UK.
Elton John plays the second of four nights at The Bolshoi Concert Hall, Leningrad, Russia, Europe.
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.
Bob Dylan's live double album Bob Dylan At Budokan peaks at No4 in the UK albums chart during a nineteen-week run.
Supertramp, led by Swindon-born Rick Davies, play in the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Love You Inside Out by The Bee Gees reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
The Motels complete recording of their debut album, The Motels, in California.
Pure Hell, hailed as the world's first black punk band, play at the Fan Club, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Bad Girls by Donna Summer reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA, for the first of five weeks.
Boomtown Rats reach No1 in the UK singles chart with I Don't Like Mondays. On the same day, the first 2-Tone single, Gangsters by The Specials, enters the UK pop singles chart.
The Cure play their first gig outside the UK at an open air festival in Sterrebos, Holland, Europe.
The Clash play Ruisrock Festival, Ruissalo, Turku, Finland, Europe.
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Katherine Elizabeth King is born in Atlanta, Georgia. She will find acclaim as singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Kaki King.
Guitarist Geoff Thorpe moves from Hawaii to Santa Rosa, California, USA, where he will form the San Francisco-based power metal band Vicious Rumours, is born.
Pioneering ska-punk band Madness are signed by Stiff Records in London, UK.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
XTC release a new single Making Plans For Nigel, on Virgin Records in the UK. It will peak at No17 in the UK singles chart.
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On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Gotta Serve Somebody, enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA where it will peak at No24 during a six-week stay.
THORN Electrical Industries Limited makes an offer of £148m to buy EMI Ltd. It is not accepted.
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.
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. Jethro Tull will address the same incident in their 1980 song Crossfire.
On their Abba : The Tour tour, Abba play the first of two nights at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
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On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of four nights at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, California, USA, after serving time for tax evasion.
Nirvana play in The Kapu Club, Linz, Austria, Europe.
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On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Community Center, Tucson, Arizona.
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