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Adam And The Ants play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at Queen's Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
60s rock anarchists The Fugs re-form for one-night at The Mudd Club, New York Citys Beat Generation Celebration.
The Police play at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Daryl Hall And John Oates collect a platinum album from the R.I.A.A. in the USA, for Private Eyes.
The Police play at The William And Mary Hall, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Phil Collins plays at Veterans Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Frank Sinatra appears in the tv programme Let Poland Be Poland, arguing against US involvement in Poland's political upheavals.
Willie Nelson releases a new single, Always On My Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Swindon band XTC enter the UK pop albums chart with English Settlement, which will peak at No5.
A major new arts and music venue, The Barbican Arts Centre, is opened in the City of London, England, UK, Europe, by Queen Elizabeth II.
10cc play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jackson Browne and Graham Nash appear at the Sing Out For Sight concert in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Former Velvet Underground vocalist Nico plays in Genoa, Italy, Europe, with The Faction.
Big Mama Thornton plays at The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billy Joel is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Long Island, New York, USA. Joel will spend over a month in the hospital undergoing physical therapy for his hand.
[Oh] Pretty Woman by Van Halen peaks at No12 in the Billboard US Top40 Singles Chart. The song is a cover of a Roy Orbison hit from 1964.
Krokus play at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
John Hiatt plays at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Leo Kottke plays at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Baltimores.
During a gig at The Marquee, London, UK, Brian Robertson, formerly guitarist with Thin Lizzy, reveals to Kerrang! journalist Steve Gett that he is about to join Motorhead as the replacement for Fast Eddie Clarke.
Ricky Skaggs is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Tito Puente plays the last of thirteen nights at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chicago play at The Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
Before a concert in Denver, Colorado, USA, Taylor Swift attends a meet-n-greet during which KYGO radio presenter David Mueller gropes her bottom. Mueller will lose his job because of the incident and will, unsuccessfully, sue Swift for $3m, blaming her for his loss of employment.
The Rolling Stones play at The Waldbuhne, West Berlin, Germany, Europe, supported by Nena. During their set, Nena's guitarist Carlo Karges notices that balloons are being released. As he watches the balloons he begins speculating that, if they floated over the Berlin Wall into the Soviet sector, they might be misinterpreted by RADAR installations as incoming bomber planes and might even trigger a war. He is then inspired to write the international hit song 99 Red Balloons [originally 99 Luftballons].
Asia play at The Frank Erwin Centre, Austin, Texas, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne marries his manager Sharon Osbourne in Maui, Hawaii, USA.
By the time Neil Young's Trans tour reaches the Keystone Club, Palo Alto, California, bassist Bruce Palmer has been fired because of his drink problems, and is replaced by Bob Mosley.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at The Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, supported by After The Fire.
In the early hours of the morning, while in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Eddie Van Halen buys a mint condition 1958 Gibson Flying V guitar from famed vintage guitar collector and roadie Dan Martin. Later in the day, on their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by After The Fire.
The first US Festival begins near Devore, California, USA. Over the next three days, performers will include The Police, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Talking Heads and The B-52's.
Toto play in Vigorelli Stadium, Milan, Italy, Europe.
W.A.S.P play their first live show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, California, USA.
WEA Records' MD Charles Levison threatens to withdraw all advertising from "any newspaper which supports or encourages home-taping."
Madonna releases her debut single, Everybody, on Sire Records in the USA.
Shakin' Stevens plays the second of two nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
Duran Duran play in The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Billy Joel plays at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The UK's best-selling Indie album is A Broken Frame by Depeche Mode.
Duran Duran play in the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Linda Ronstadt plays in Largo, Maryland, USA.
Duran Duran’s single Rio peaks at No9 in the UK singles chart.
Jimmy Cliff plays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joe Jackson plays in Houston, Texas, USA.
Elisabeth Corrin Maurus is born in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. She will find success as singer-songwriter Lissie.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at the Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
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 Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.