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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.
The Clash play at The King’s Hall, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
The Pretenders play at The Top Rank, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Blondie reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Atomic.
The Police play at Bruce Stadium, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
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.
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Cheap Trick play in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Split Enz and The Sports play at The Canberra Theatre, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
Gerry Rafferty plays at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland.
Sad Cafe play at The Wessex Hall, Poole, UK.
Black Flag play at Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California, USA.
Secret Affair play at The Victoria Hall, Stoke, UK.
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.
On their Expect No Quarter tour, ZZ Top play at The Capitol theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
UB40 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.
The Hollies 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.
The Fall play at the Cyprus Tavern, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Victor Drago.
Cher plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Genesis 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.
Joan Armatrading plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
Linda Ronstadt 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.
On their British Steel tour, Judas Priest play the second of two nights at The Opry House, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Grateful Dead’s Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration gig takes place at Compton Terrace, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Toto play in The Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Z.Z. Top play at The Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
Ronin play at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Alvin Crow and The Sir Douglas Quintet play at Soap Creek Saloon, Austin, Texas, USA.
DEVO play at The Triangle Theatre, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Alice Cooper plays at Castle Farms Music Theatre, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA.
The Beach Boys play in Omaha, Nebraska, 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.
U2 play at The Polytechnic, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Specials play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by the Swinging Cats.
James Brown is the musical guest on tonight's edition of the tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
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