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Marillion play at The Greyhound, Chadwell Heath, England, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Marillion play at the Great Northern Hotel, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Thin Lizzy appear on BBC1-tv show Jim'll Fix It, with 70-year-old fan May Booker on keyboards.
Californian girl-group The Go-Go's play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
caleb Followill, vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Kings Of Leon, is born in Memphis, Tennesseee, USA.
Former Velvet Underground vocalist Nico plays at Scamps, Oxford, England, UK, Europe, with The Faction.
U2 play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Devo.
A 300-pound [136 kg] gravestone is stolen from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant in a cemetary in Orange Park, Florida, USA. Police will find the gravestone two weeks later in a dry river bed.
10cc play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
10cc play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Former Velvet Underground vocalist Nico plays in Den Bosh, The Netherlands, Europe, with The Faction.
XTC begin a European tour with a gig at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
At the funeral of actor and Blues Brother John Belushi in Abel's Hill Cemetary, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA, James Taylor sings That Lonesome Road.
The Police play at the Mid South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Rickie Lee Jones plays the first of two nights of shows in New York City, USA.
Bananarama have their first hit single when their debut release, Really Saying Something, enters the UK chart.
Girlschool play at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Stepmothers.
Pete And Sheila Escovedo play at Larry Blake's, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Larry Schneider Quartet with guitarist John Abercrombie play at Earl's, Albany, California, USA.
Krokus play at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Bien Tiempo play in a Cinco De Mayo show at Mabuhay Gardens [aka The Fab Mab], San Francisco, California, USA.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the first of five days recording their debut album, The Day The Country Died, for Spiderleg Records.
When Stephane Grappelli plays at The Great American Music Hall, San Franciso, California, USA, the show is recorded and will be released as the LP Stéphane Grappelli – Live In San Francisco.
The UK's financial recession hits London's clubland as The Zigzag Club closes down, to be followed soon after by Brixton's Fair Deal Club.
The three-day long US Festival, organised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, continues in Glen Helen Regional Park near Devore, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Acts appearing on this, the second day, include The Kinks, Pat Benatar and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
The Beach Boys play in Canfield, Ohio, USA.
The Go-Go's play in Pine Knob, Mississippi, USA.
Queen play the first of two nights at Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California, USA.
Songs To Remember, by Scritti Politti, enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No12 during a seven week stay.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the last of three nights at The Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, supported by After The Fire.
Elvis Costello plays at The Apollo, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Jack Barry, who hosted his own radio show from 1930 to 1936, dies after suffering a heart attack in the bathroom of the United Cerebral Palsy Center in New York City, USA.
Duran Duran play the first of two nights at The Draken Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Go-Go's play at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Who play in the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Damned play at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Rock's best-known session drummer, Jim Gordon, acutely paranoid as a result of drug abuse, checks in to hospital where he tells doctors that he is dying of "hate" and that his "world was falling apart."
Bauhaus play at Liverpool University, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, supported by Southern Death Cult.
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Up Where We Belong.
Elton John plays the first of two nights at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Royal Variety Performance, held at The Theatre Royal, London, England, UK, Europe, is transmitted on UK tv, featuring Bucks Fizz, Sheena Easton and Peter Skellern.
Prince begins his 1999 Tour at The Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Linda Ronstadt plays in Hampton, Virginia, USA.
The musical stage play Beatlemania is presented during a three-week run at the Beverly Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The play is built around the music of The Beatles.
Men At Work reach No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA with Business As Usual.
Ringo Starr, former drummer of The Beatles, is interviewed on the tv show America's Top Ten in the USA, as he promotes his new album Stop And Smell the Roses.
Heart play in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
R.E.M. play at The Chateau Lounge, Albany, New York State, USA, supported by Peter Holsapple.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at the Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.