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On his 55-date Controversy Tour Prince plays at The Capital Center, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Jessica Harp is born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. After establishing a career as a vocalist in Michelle Branch's band, she and Branch will form the duo The Wreckers.
Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart. The song is an English-language version of the Zulu folk song Wimoweh.
Bob Dylan is inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in the Hilton Hotel, New York City, USA.
Smooth soul vocalist Teddy Pendergrass is severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Pendergrass's injuries result in him being paralyzed from the waist down.
Randy Rhoads, best-known as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dies in a plane crash near Orlando, Florida, USA.
It is revealed, by The Cambridge Evening News, that an upcoming gig by Motorhead in a 'supertent' at Milton Road in Cambridge, UK, has been cancelled following police objections. Chief Superintendent Maurice Audley explains, 'There would be large groups of people roving about with possible consequences similar to those which have obtained at various sea-side resorts. I don't want to put it any stronger than that.'
Pigbag enter the UK singles chart with Papa
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Steve Taylor of The Face magazine shares a compartment with Joe Strummer and his girlfriend Gaby Salter. on a boat train to Paris, France, Europe.
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Silvertone, Impatient Youth and 07080 play at Mabuhay Gardens [aka The Fab Mab], San Francisco, California, USA.
Dwight Twilley plays at The Stone, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Kids.
Singer, songwriter and actress Kelly Clarkson is born in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2002, she will become the first winner of US tv talent show, American Idol.
Suspex, Golden Dragon and FDR play at Mabuhay Gardens [aka The Fab Mab], San Francisco, California, USA.
Beluga Whale play in the 'Monday Night blues' session at Mabuhay Gardens [aka The Fab Mab], San Francisco, California, USA.
Krokus play at The Old Waldorf, San Francisco, California, USA.
Mike Oldfield plays at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Acclaimed rock journalist Lester Bangs is found dead in his New York City apartment. His heart had stopped after an overdose of stimulants.
Status Quo headline the first Prince's Trust charity concert, held at The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK. The show, with Prince Charles in attendance, raises
Dr. John plays at The Keystone, Palo Alto, California, USA.
A new club, The Hacienda, is opened in Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, part-owned by New Order and Factory Records.
Dr. John plays at The Keystone, Berkeley, California, USA.
Dr. John plays at The Keystone, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan adds organ, guitar and bass to tracks recorded during a Clydie King session at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Hambi And The Dance play at The Niteclub, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Queen play at Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK.
Hambi And The Dance play at The Polytechnic, Manchester, UK.
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?.
R.E.M. play at The Strand Cabaret, Marietta, Georgia, USA, supported by Love Tractor.
The premiere of Pink Floyd's movie The Wall is held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, UK.
Musical comedy film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is released in the USA, starring Dolly Parton. The film presents Universal with problems, largely because the word "whorehouse" is considered obscene in parts of the USA at that time. As a result, the film is renamed The Best Little Cathouse in Texas in some print ads.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Nashville Memorial Coliseum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by After The Fire.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Brown County Veterans' Memorial Arena, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, supported by After The Fire.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the second of two nights at The Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by After The Fire.
Queen play at The Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Hank Williams Jr. releases his Greatest Hits album on Elektra Records in the USA.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, supported by After The Fire.
Pop hitmaker and tv star Billie Piper is born in Swindon.
Mel Tillis is the special guest on tonight's syndicated music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show in the USA.
Kid Creole & The Coconuts play at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Gillan plays at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
The Thompson Twins finish a UK tour at Hammersmith Palais, London, supported by Tears For Fears.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
On their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the K.A.T.N. (Kicking Ass and Taking Names tour) Tour], Van Halen play at The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Joe Whiting And The Bandit Band.
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