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Bob Dylan visits John Lennon's newly-widowed wife Yoko Ono in New York City, USA.
The Tide Is High by Blondie reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
The album Feel Me by Cameo is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
At the American Music Awards, Chuck Berry is presented with the Special Award of Merit.
Rock movie Breaking Glass opens in Australia, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film, while Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney are seen in brief cameos.
Eric Clapton releases his seventh solo album, Another Ticket, on Polydor Records.
Elton John releases a new single in the UK, a version of The Beatles' I Saw Her Standing There, featuring John Lennon.
The Average White Band are featured in an ATV live concert show, Rockstage, filmed at The Theatre Royal, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran release a new single, Is There Something I Should Know, worldwide, except for the USA.
When Queen play the first of two nights at Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paolo, Brazil, they set a new world-record, 131,000 paying customers, for attendance at a live gig.
Tom Waits plays at The Apollo, Victoria, London, UK.
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REO Speedwagon score their first No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Keep On Loving You.
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Bob Dylan records several takes of Caribbean Wind at Studio A, Studio 55, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Krzysztof Klenczon, singer, songwriter and bass player for Czerwone Gitary (The Red Guitars), widely regarded as The Polish Beatles, dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He had been seriously injured just weeks earlier when he was hit by a drunk driver.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, working on the song Magic.
The musical Cats begins its run of 8,949 performances in London's West End.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon, Wiltshire-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Long Distance Voyager, which will peak at No7.
Prince plays his first ever concert in Europe, at the Paradiso Club, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Clash play the eighth of seventeen nights of gigs at Bond's International Casino, New York City, USA.
The Honeydrippers, featuring Robert Plant, play at the Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on overdubs for the songs Heart Of Mine and Shot Of Love.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Selland Arena, Fresno, California, USA.
Bob Dylan and his band arrive in London for a UK tour and check in to the White House Hotel, Regent's Park.
Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with One Day In Your Life.
Rick Springfield reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Jessie's Girl.
Jazz trumpeter and recording artist Bill Coleman dies aged 77 in Toulouse, France.
Bush Tetras play at The Left Bank, Mount Vernon, New York State, USA.
Duran Duran play at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel attend the wedding of Lorne Michaels and Susan Forestal in Amagansett, Long Island, New York State, USA. Record producer Lou Adler and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner are also in attendance. When troubled actor John Belushi arrives in bad shape, Paul Simon takes care of him.
Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes play at the Fountain Casino, Aberdeen, New Jersey, USA.
The new No1 album in the USA is Tattoo You by the Rolling Stones.
The Michael Schenker Group plays at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
Blue Oyster Cult play at the Veteran's Memorial Stadium, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Nazareth play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones begin their tenth tour of the USA with the first of two days in front of 90,000 fans at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. Support act is Journey.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at The Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, supported by G-Force - led by guitarist Gary Moore.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at The Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas, USA, supported by G-Force - led by guitarist Gary Moore.
On their Fair Warning Tour [aka the W.D.F.A. (We Don't Fuck Around) Tour] Van Halen play at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The new No1 album in the UK is Ghost In The Machine by The Police .
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Luther Vandross reaches No1 in the Billboard US R'n'B singles chart with Never Too Much. On the same day, The Jam enter the UK singles chart with Absolute Beginners, which will peak at No4.
On their Paradise Theater tour, Styx play at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
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Lindsey Buckingham enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA as a solo act, with Trouble.
Van Halen earn a platinum disc in the USA for their album Fair Warning.
Roger Troutman of funk band Zapp earns a gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA for his solo album The Many Facets of Roger.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays two shows at The Warner Theater, Washington DC, USA.
On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Cure play at St George’s Hall, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights to 70,000 fans at The Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, with Santana and Iggy Pop as opening acts.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz plays at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
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