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Aztec Camera play at The ICA, the Mall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Maybe Tomorrow, the fourth studio album by The Jackson 5, is re-released by Motown Records in the USA.
Ronnie Milsap records Any Day Now at Groundstar Laboratory in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Ronnie Milsap reaches No1 on the Billboard country music chart in the USA with I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World.
Culture Club 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.
R.E.M. 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.
Prefab Sprout 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.
Prince plays at The Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz play their last show with Randy Rhoads at The Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
The Police play at The Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their new duet single, Ebony And Ivory, in the 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."
Earl 'Fatha' Hines plays at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Los Illegals.
The Timeless All-Stars play the first of six nights at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Asia play the first of two nights at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hambi And The Dance play at The Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Hambi And The Dance play at Pickwick's, Liverpool, UK.
Badfinger are among the artists appearing at Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
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.
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On their Back In Black tour, AC/DC play at The Arena, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Jake Burns Big Wheel play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Joe Tex 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.
Josef K play their last ever gig, at Maestro's, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No8.
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Bruce Springsteen 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.
Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
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.
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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.
Bruce Springsteen plays at On B roadway, Westwood, New Jersey, USA.
On the Three Sides Live tour, Genesis play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Brazier Brothers play at The Pyramid Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Yoko Ono releases a new album, It's Alright (I See Rainbows), in the USA.
Jimmy Cliff plays in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Heart play in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA.
Duran Duran play the second of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
John Cougar plays in Dallas, Texas, USA.
R.E.M. play in The Sarratt Theater, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Peter Gabriel plays in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
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 of Mountain, 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.