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Split Enz and The Sports play at The Regent Theatre, Albury, Australia, Oceania
play at The Wessex Hall, Poole, UK.
play at The Glen Ballroom, Llanelli, Wales.
play at The Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK.
play at The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe, during the Rockpalast Nacht Festival.
X and The Last play the first of two nights at The Starwood, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When black children in South Africa adopt Another Brick In The Wall
by Pink Floyd
as their anthem, censorship rears its ugly head - the single is banned by the apartheid regime.
On their Tusk
tour, Fleetwood Mac
play at Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
On his The Concert
tour, Mike Oldfield
plays the second of two nights at The Ush er Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Rush play in Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
plays the second of two nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
The Osmonds spend the first of two days in Sydney, Australia, Oceania
, doing media interviews.
plays at The Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway, Europe.
Rush play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
play at The New Webbington Hotel And Country Club, Edingworth, England, UK, Europe.
Babooshka by Kate Bush
enters the UK singles chart.
Blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader JW-Jones is born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Midnight Runners play at The Original Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Chords are recording demos at Polydor Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
America play at The Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California, USA.
Devo play at The California Theatre, San Diego, Calfornia, USA.
Firefall play at Red Rocks Amphiteatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
As part of the Edinburgh Rock Festival, The Ramones
play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by The Spectres, whose line-up includes former Sex Pistols
bassist Glen Matlock.
On their Back In Black tour, AC/DC
play at Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA.
On their Departure tour, Journey play at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
The Specials begin a British tour at The Cornish Riviera, St Austell, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Swinging Cats.
On their Drama tour, Yes play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA.
play at the Rudi Sedler-Mayer Halle, Munich, Germany, Europe, supported by The Photos.
perform live on the tv show Fridays, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
reach No1 in the UK albums chart with Zenyatta Mondatta and, on the same day, they play a gig at Warnors Theater, Fresno, California, USA.
, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.