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Georgeanna Tillman Gordon, former vocalist with The Velvelettes, The Darnells and The Marvelettes, dies aged 46 of lupus disease and sickle cell anaemia.
Paul McCartney is spending the eighth of nine days in jail In Tokyo, Japan, on a marijuana possession charge. [outlaw]
XTC play at Bookies, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Robin Trower plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Pretenders play at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at Demelza's, Penzance, England, UK, Europe.
Victor Bokris interviews Rolling Stones' vocalist Mick Jagger over dinner at William Burroughs’ home in The Bowery, New York City, USA. Also in attendance is Andy Warhol.
The Boomtown Rats play in Ottawa, Canada.
Cheap Trick play in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Genesis play at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales.
The Only Ones play at The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of two nights at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
A tv special, Johnny Cash : The First 25 Years, is aired on CBS-tv in the USA, featuring Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Roy Acuff, David Allen Coe, Mother Maybelle Carter, Waylon Jennings, George Jiones and others.
On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Gentle Giant play at Massey Hall, Toronto, Onbtario, Canada.
The Spectres play at The Fulham Greyhound, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Klean Heels.
Cher plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at The Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK, Europe.
The Hitmen play at Metropole, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Ward 13.
Iron Maiden play at Queensway Hall, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
The Clash play in Cambrai, France, Europe.
The Beach Boys play in Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Marley And The Wailers release the album Uprising on Tuff Gong/Island Records in the UK.
Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music adorns the cover of today's newly published edition of Smash Hits magazine in the UK.
Pat Benatar plays a brief live set to open a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen appear on the ZDF tv show Rockpop in Germany, Europe, performing their cover version of The Kinks' You Really Got Me.
Buffalo, New York State, USA, radio station WHLD-FM (WKSE-FM) switches to an album rock format, under the call-sign WZIR, Wizard 98+.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at The Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
ZZ Top play at The Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, supported by Humble Pie.
The Scorpions play at The Triangle Theater, Rochester, New York State, USA, supported by Def Leppard.
Dexys Midnight Runners play at the Mansion House, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
The Eagles play at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Cars play in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Santana play in Shelton, Connecticut, USA.
Jackson Browne plays in San Francisco, California, USA.
Olivia Newton-John is interviewd on the Australian tv show Countdown.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
The URGH! New Wave festival begins in The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA, featuring The Go-Gos, The Fleshtones, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, XTC, Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, The Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, Steel Pulse, Surf Punks, 999, UB40, Echo And The Bunnymen, The Police.
On their Panorama tour, The Cars play at the CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
When The Comsat Angels play at The Bridgehouse, Canning Town, London, England, UK, Europe, they are supported by Composition of Sound, whose line-up features Dave Gahan, Vince Clark, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, who will go on to form Depeche Mode.
The Police release their third album, Zenyatta Mondatta, in the UK on A&M Records.
Kate Bush releases a new album, Never For Ever, in Canada. On the same day, John Lydon of PiL is arrested in Dublin, Eire, on charges of assault.
The Grateful Dead play the twelfth night of a fifteen night season at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, during which the band revives its acoustic set and records tracks for the album Dead Set.
Dire Straits are in rehearsals for a tv show, Fridays, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Stevie Wonder reaches No1 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Master Blaster (Jammin’).
Van Halen come to the end of their World Invasion Tour with a show in The Von Braun Civic Center Arena, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.
Blondie hit the No1 position in the UK Singles Chart with The Tide Is High.
When XTC play at The Ritz, New York City, USA, they are visited backstage by music business mogul Robert Stigwood.
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