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The Visitors by Abba is the new UK No1 album.
Jeffery And Chandler, Inc, a company responsible for the management of Jimi Hendrix, is dissolved as an entity with the Department Of State, New York City, USA. The company was owned by the partnership of Mike Jeffery and Chas Chandler.
Phil Lynott, Charlie Daniels and Rick Derringer perform at a UNICEF benefit at The Savoy, New York City, USA.
The album Voices by Daryl Hall And John Oates is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
At the American Music Awards ceremony, Lionel Richie wins Favourite Single (Rock And Pop) and Favourite Single (Soul And R'n'B) for his duet with Diana Ross on Endless Love.
Blues legend Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins dies of cancer in Centerville, Texas, USA, aged 70.
Willie Nelson releases a new single, Always On My Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
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.
Virtuoso jazz guitarist Billy Fury collapses at his farm with heart trouble.
Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman releases a new single, Fashion, in the UK.
XTC play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Prince plays at The Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA.
It is reported that James Brown has had a meeting with US President George Bush to discuss such issues as joblessness.
Paul McCartney gives his first major interview since the death of John Lennon, to a French tv station, at producer George Martin's AIR studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
A paperback version of the George Harrison autobiography, I, Me, Mine, is published in the UK.
With Bernie Torme brought in as a replacement for recently deceased guitarist Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz Diary Of A Madman tour continues at The Tangerine Bowl, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Police play at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Steven Stills and Graham Nash appear on the Easter Seals Telethon on tv in the USA.
Dwight Twilley plays at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines plays at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Los Illegals.
The Phil Woods Quartet plays the second of three nights at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Jules Broussard plays at Mr. Hyde's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Joe Strummer of The Clash runs in the Paris Marathon in Paris, France, Europe.
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First day of the three-day long Glastonbury Festival which attracts 25,000 fans to Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, paying £8 each to see Van Morrison, Aswad, Jackson Browne, Roy Harper, Richie Havens and more. Unfortunately, the highest day's rainfall in 45 years is recorded on the Friday. This is also the year of the event’s first laser show backed by Tubeway Army's Are Friends Electric?.
Duran Duran's Rio tour plays at The Peppermint Lounge, New York City, USA.
The Ramones play at The Showplace, Dover, New Jersey, USA.
ABC's album The Lexicon Of Love enters the UK charts at No1, a position it will maintain for four weeks.
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The Prince's Tust Gala Benefit at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, features a supergroup including Pete Townshend of The Who, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, Phil Collins and others.
Jake Burns Big Wheel play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dance Floor by Zapp is the new No1 R'n'B single in the Billboard Charts in the USA.
The Police play at Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Beach Boys play in Saratoga, New York State, USA.
Elvis Costello plays at The Apollo, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Mike Oldfield's British tour ends at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Durutti Column play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their For Those About To Rock tour, AC/DC play at Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, England , UK, Europe.
Duran Duran play in the Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Ranting Irish folk group The Pogues play their first gig together.
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The Damned play at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays a second night at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Squeeze play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Psychedelic Furs play in Vancouver, Canada.
Heart play in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Elton John plays the second of two nights at the Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
Linda Ronstadt plays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Duran Duran play the first of two nights at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at The Frank C. Irwin, Jr. Special Events Center, Austin, Texas, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
Heart play in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.