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Following an incident in June 1979, producer/composer Jack Nitzsche
pleads no contest to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, in Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Singer-songwriter Harry Chapin dies from a massive heart attack, brought on when a tractor crashes into his car in Jericho, New York Sate, USA.
The Pretenders play at Hull University, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
The Pretenders play at The Top Rank
, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Prince makes his New York City debut appearance, playing the first of two nights at the Bottom Line
The Pretenders play at The Odeon, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
play at The King’s Hall, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
The Pretenders play at The Top Rank
, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Split Enz and The Sports play at The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
The Jam enter the UK singles chart at No1 with Going Underground.
Split Enz and The Sports play at The Canberra Theatre, Canberra, Australia, Oceania
play at The Wessex Hall, Poole, UK.
play at Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Skatalites, The Mods, Squire, Gangster, Seventeen and The Step play in The First National Eight-hour Mod Festival, Pickets Lock, London, England, UK. (Seventeen will find greater success after changing their name to The Alarm
Expect No Quarter tour, ZZ Top
play at The Capitol theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
play at Jenkinson's, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen
play at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State, USA, supported by Rail.
are working on the songs Take Your Time, Peggy Sue and Wishing in Odyssey Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead
play at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York State, USA.
The Teardrop Explodes play at Southbank Poly, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Allman Brothers Band
plays at McGuirk Alumni Stadium, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Bonnie Raitt
and Lonnie Liston Smith.
play at the Cyprus Tavern, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Victor Drago.
Cher plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
members Phil Collins
, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks make a personal appearance at the box office of The Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA, to sell tickets for their local hospitals benefit show the next night. On the same day, they play at The Arena, Long Beach.
On their Conquest tour, Uriah Heep play at Palasport
, Brescia, Italy, Europe.
Basement 5 release a new single, Silicon Chip, in the UK.
appears on The Muppet Show Episode 523 taking part in the 'A Jealous Pig Skit' and performing the songs Blue Bayou, I've Got a Crush on You, It’s In His Kiss and When I Grow Too Old To Dream.
British Steel tour, Judas Priest
play the second of two nights at The Opry House, Austin, Texas, USA.
play in The Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Z.Z. Top play at The Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
Two neighbours of George Harrison
in Hawaii, USA, sue him for £26m, claiming that he has ruined their reputations, over a right-of-way dispute concerning a path near his property.
Chris Moore is born in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He will find success as hip hop MC and producer Krohme
On his Give Me The Night tour, George Benson
plays at The Frederic Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Despite having suffered a stroke one day earlier, Bob Marley
flies from New York City, USA, to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to play the next gig on his American tour.
play at The Polytechnic, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Specials play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by the Swinging Cats.
is the musical guest on tonight's edition of the tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.