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Aztec Camera play at The ICA, the Mall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ronnie Milsap reaches No1 on the Billboard
country music chart in the USA with I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World.
spend the second of two days of demo sessions at EMI studios, Manchester House, London, UK, with producer Steve Levine. They work on the songs White Boy and I'm Afraid Of Me.
play at Friday's, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, supported by Let's Active.
At the annual Superbowl in the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA, Diana Ross
sings the US National Anthem.
enter a recording studio near Consett, County Durham, England, UK, Europe, and record two tracks - Lions In My Own Garden and Radio Love. The session and subsequent release of the tracks are funded by the band themselves on their own label, Candle Records.
Former Velvet Underground
vocalist Nico plays in Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Europe, with The Faction.
's Blizzard Of Ozz play their last show with Randy Rhoads at The Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
play at The Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
At the 1982 Juno Awards in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, controversial bondage-oriented band Rough Trade
is asked not to sing particular lyrics from their song High School Confidential which "depicted putatively inappropriate lesbian lust". The band's singer Carole Pope performs the song anyway, including the controversial line, "She makes me cream my jeans / When she's coming my way."
UK music weekly the NME (New Musical Express) reports that Joe Strummer
of The Clash
has gone missing and, as a result, the first two dates of their imminent tour have been cancelled.
Modern English release their second album, After The Snow
, on 4AD Records in the UK.
At the Prince's Trust Gala, in The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, Phil Collins
plays drums with Jethro Tull
for three songs.
Cathy Newell of the girl group Bellefire
is born in Ireland, Europe.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen
play at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, supported by After The Fire
Keyboardist Ian Stewart, known as The Sixth Stone, plays his last gig with the Rolling Stones
at Roundhay Park, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Jake Burns Big Wheel play at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
dies of heart attack, aged 49, in Navasota, Texas. On the same day, it is reported that because of the ongoing economic recession in America, there are to be major staff cuts at CBS, Capitol, Elektra-Asylum, Atlantic and Warner Brothers Records.
play their last ever gig, at Maestro's, Glasgow, Scotland.
plays live with Cats On A Smooth Surface at Jon Jon's, Wall, New Jersey, USA.
The three-day long US Festival
, organised by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, opens in Glen Helen Regional Park near Devore, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Acts appearing on this, the first day, include Gang Of Four
, The Ramones
, The English Beat, Oingo Boingo, B-52s
, Talking Heads
and The Police
On their Mirage tour, Fleetwood Mac
play in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
As The Who
's new single, Athena, is released in the UK, their album It's Hard enters the Billboard
Albums Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No8.
The band playing under the name The Garden Wall at The Marquee Club
, London, England, UK, Europe, is in fact Genesis
. The Garden Wall was a name they had used at the outset of their career, but they revived it for this secret show.
The Brazier Brothers play at The Pyramid Club, Liverpool
, England, UK
Yoko Ono releases a new album, It's Alright (I See Rainbows), in the USA.
Heart play in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA.
play the second of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Blake James McGrath is born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He will find success as professional dancer, pop singer and choreographer Blake McGrath
via appearances on tv reality shows.
Dr. Felix Pappalardi, father of rock guitarist Felix Pappalardi
, has a 57 minute telephone conversation with his son and daughter-in-law, during which Gail Pappalardi tells him that their marraige is breaking up.