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The Clash play at the Pier Pavilion, Hastings, UK.
Def Leppard play at Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland.
XTC play at Bookies, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Ramones play at The Rainbow, London, England, UK, Europe.
Slaughter And The Dogs, Chelsea and The Books play at the Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Trower plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Police play the second of two nights at Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band release their eleventh studio LP, Against The Wind, on Capitol Records in the USA.
The Psychedelic Furs release their debut LP, The Psychedelic Furs, on Columbia Records in the UK.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of three nights at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Sad Cafe play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
Genesis play at The Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
Sham 69 play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The Leisure Centre, Gloucester, England, UK, Europe.
Thin Lizzy play at The Guildhall, Preston, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Costello plays an unannounced surprise gig at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe, earning five encores from an audience of just 100 people.
The Human League release their second LP, Travelogue, on Virgin Records in the UK.
U2 release 11 O'click Tick Tock, their first single since signing to Island Records in the UK.
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Ringo Starr of The Beatles and his wife Barbara Bach are involved in a dramatic car crash when Ringo has to swerve his Mercedes on a wet carriageway to avoid a lorry. The car hits two lamposts, and the couple are treated for their minor injuries at Roehampton Hospital in South-west London, England, UK, Europe.
The Clash play at Olympen, Lund, Sweden, Europe.
Human Sexual Response play the first of two nights at The Living Room, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
INXS play at Brownies, Paddington Green, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania.
Roxy Music begin a European tour at La Rotonde, Le Mans, France, Europe, supported by Martha And The Muffins.
The Grateful Dead play at The Metropolitan Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
National Health play during four nights at The Edge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Give Me The Night by George Benson enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Queen play the third of four nights at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joe Cocker and Cissy Houston play at The Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City, USA.
On their Expect No Quarter tour, Z.Z. Top play at The Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
The Roy Ayers Group plays the third of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Desmond Dekker releases a new single, Please Don't Bend, on Stiff Records in the UK. Lyrically, the song concerns itself with the erotic potential of very short skirts worn by women.
The Police and UB40 play in the Rockatta De Bowl concert at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, UK, Europe.
Hall And Oates play in Santa Cruz, California, USA.
The Stranglers play at The Lyceum Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Diana Ross plays the first of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
Bad Brains play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
Robert Hunter plays at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
The Cure play at Prospect Hill Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Cure play at Blazes Nightclub in The Belmont Hotel, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Barbara Mandrell releases a new album, Love Is Fair, on MCA Nashville Records in the USA.
Journey play at The Rainbow, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Samson.
Toots and the Maytals make music business history by playing at the Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe, then releasing a live album of the concert less than 24 hours later - making it the fastest concert album in history. Marianne Faithfull is present at the gig.
Slade and Joan Jett play at Rotter's, Liverpool, UK.
The Tourists play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Barracudas. Two members of the Tourists, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, will go on to form Eurythmics.
During their Drama tour, Yes play the first of two nights at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Unmasked tour, Kiss play at Brondby Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, supported by Iron Maiden.
Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at Lancaster University, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran.