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John Rocca, leader of UK 80s funk band Freeez
, is born in London, UK.
by The Beatles
, with Billy Preston
on organ, spends the first of five weeks at No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. On the same day it also goes to No1 in the Cash Box
magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, and in the Canadian Singles Chart.
plays at Bell Auditorium, Augusta, Georgia, USA.
Prince plays the first of two nights at the Class of 1964 Skating Rink, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The European leg of Prince's Sign O'The Times tour begins with the first of three nights at the Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Shotgun-toting PCP-addled Soul Brother No1, James Brown
, is arrested in Augusta, Georgia, USA, after an interstate car chase.
An AIDS Benefit Concert titled That’s What Friends Are For, is held at Radio City Music Hall
, New York City, USA. Whitney Houston
tops the bill, and Patti Smith
makes her first live appearance in ten years. Also on the bill are Barry Manilow
, Air Supply, Carly Simon
, Biurt Bacharach, Eric Carmen, Milli Vanilli
, Lisa Stansfield
and The Four Tops
. Over $2.5m is reportedly raised.
is discharged from St John's Hospital and Health Center
, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA, where he had been diagnosed as suffering from costochondritis - an inflamation of the cartilage on the front of the rib cage, caused by over-exertion and stress. He had been admitted suffering from severe chest pains several days earlier.
On his Nude Tour Prince
plays the last of three nights at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
On his Nude Tour
plays the second of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
On his Nude tour, Prince plays at Hanshin Koshien Kyujyo, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
plays the second of eight nights at Earls Court, London, England, UK.
Come by Prince
, an album collecting archive material under his old name, enters the Billboard
Albums Chart in the USA at No15 but will rise no higher.
The Russian Beer Lovers political party offers $17,000 to Michael Jackson
to sing at a political rally in Moscow, Russia, Europe. He doesn't.
The Artist (better known as Prince
) sings Holy River at the VH1 Honors Awards in Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also closes the event with Raspberry Beret and Take Me With You medley.
, best-known as vocalist for pioneering funk band Zapp
is found shot and critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton, Ohio, USA, recording studio around 7 a.m. He dies soon after during surgery at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center. The precise circumstances of his death are never established.
It is reported that Jacque Hollander, a former employee of James Brown
, is suing him for $100m compensation, claiming that he raped and battered her at gunpoint in 1988. Hollander had previously brought charges against Brown in 2002, but the case was dismissed as frivolous
plays at Boca Juniors Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
tells journalists outside the court in California, USA, that he is feeling upbeat about the way his child molestation trial is proceeding, but is still suffering pain from the back injury which delayed his arrival in court a few days earlier.
play at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
Two men, James Marks of Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, and James McCormick, of Blackpool, UK, appear in Leicester Crown Court, Leicester, UK, charged with having stolen Michael Jackson's entire music catalogue
from Sony Music. Jackson's estate had signed the biggest recording deal in history, worth $250m.
The music biopic Get On Up
, based on the life of James Brown
, opens at cinemas in Singapore, Asia, and in Australia.