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Black Sabbath play at The Royal Highland Exhibition Hall, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Marillion play at The Green Man, Leytonstone, London, England, UK, Europe.
Wilson Pickett plays at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
John Sharples of Preston, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe, sets a new world record by disco dancing non-stop from this day, for the next 371 hours.
The album Memories by Barbra Streisand is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Jam reach No1 in the UK singles chart with the double A-side A Town Called Malice/Precious.
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The Ventures play at Cain's, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
10cc play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
AC/DC are warned that if they fire their stage-prop cannons during tonight's show in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, they will be arrested.
A re-formed line-up of The Mamas And The Papas plays at Princeton University, Harvard, USA.
King Crimson play at The Arts Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
XTC play at Teatro Massimo, Genova, Italy, Europe.
The No Nukes concert movie, starring Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, The Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt and Gil Scott-Heron, opens at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kelly Clarkson is born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. She will find success initially as a pop singer, but will also score some country music hits.
Earl Zero, Isawah, Ruen and Darker Side Of Pop play at Mabuhay Gardens [aka The Fab Mab], San Francisco, California, USA.
Sheena Easton plays at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Diana Ross receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Associates release their second LP, Sulk, on Associates/Beggars Banquet Records in the UK. It will be chosen as Album Of The Yeasr by Melody Maker.
Tito Puente plays the penultimate night of a thirteen-day season at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California, USA.
Tainted Love by Soft Cell enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No8.
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Bob Dylan adds organ, guitar and bass to tracks recorded during a Clydie King session at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Hambi And The Dance play at Pickwick's, Liverpool, UK.
The Rolling Stones begin a European tour with a show in Rotterdam, Holland.
At the Prince's Trust Gala, in The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, Phil Collins plays drums with Jethro Tull for three songs.
Popular bandoneonist, band leader and musical arranger Hector Maria Artola, nicknamed Quico, dies in Buenos Aires, Brazil, South America.
Jose Feliciano marries Susan Omillion in California, USA.
It is reported that because of the ongoing recession in America, there are to be major staff cuts at CBS, Capitol, Elektra-Asylum, Atlantic and Warner Brothers Records.
Redlands, the Surrey, UK, home of Rolling Stones? guitarist Keith Richards, is damaged by fire.
Queen play the first of two nights at Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California, USA.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas, USA, supported by After The Fire.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland, USA, supported by After The Fire.
Echo and the Bunnymen appear live in concert from Sefton Park, Liverpool, UK, on the BBC2 tv show Pop Carnival in the UK.
Vice Squad play at The Warehouse, Liverpool, UK.
Mari Wilson plays at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Devo present the first "video-synchronised" rock concert in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, at the start of a US tour. For much of the show they perform in front of and inter-act with a huge rear-projection screen showing animation, computer-graphics, song lyrics and filmed sequences.
Elton John plays the first of two nights at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Heart play in Lakeland, Florida, USA.
John Cougar plays in Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Chicago play in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Duran Duran play at Showering Pavilion, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, UK, Europe.
Elisabeth Corrin Maurus is born in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. She will find success as singer-songwriter Lissie.
Prince plays the first of two nights at the Class of 1964 Skating Rink, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Paul McCartney and his wife Linda McCartney arrive in Paris, France, Europe, for the opening of an exhibition of her photographs at Galerie Ganon the next day.
Duran Duran play at The Leisure Centre, Gloucester, England, UK, Europe.
The Who begin the second leg of their supposedly 'farewell' tour at The Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Prince plays at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
Suffering from anorexia nervosa, Karen Carpenter makes her last live appearance with The Carpenters at a gig in Sherman, California, USA. She will die less than two months later, aged of 32 from heart failure caused by complications of the illness.
Bob Dylan, seeking a new record producer with whom to collaborate, visits Frank Zappa at his home and plays him some new songs.
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