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New Year's Day by U2 about Solidarity movement in Poland.
Van Halen play in Caracas, Venezuela, South America.
New Year's Day by U2 enters the UK singles chart, where it will give them their first Top 10 hit, peaking at No10.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson enters the UK Top 100 singles chart at No47. It will peak at No1.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart where it will peak at No1 for seven weeks.
The funeral of Liverpudlian pop heart-throb Billy Fury takes place at St John's Wood Church in London, UK. The choir sings I'm Lost Without You, one of his sixties hits.
The funeral of Liverpudlian pop heart-throb Billy Fury takes place at St John's Wood Church in London, UK. The choir sings I'm Lost Without You, one of his sixties hits.
Michael Jackson attends The British Record Industry Awards (later re-named simply The BRITs) in the Grosvenor House Hotel, London to collect an award on behalf of Barbra Streisand.
Crystal Gayle reaches No1 single in The Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with 'Til I Can Gain Control Again, written by Rodney Crowell.
The movie The King Of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, goes on limited release in the USA. The film includes a brief cameo by The Clash, who are seen performing live outside 1650 Broadway, New York City, USA, in emulation of The Drongos, a post-punk era band who frequently busked on that very spot.
Stevie Wonder and Neil Sedaka are inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Willie Nelson collects a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Deep Sea Skiving, the debut album by all-girl trio Bananarama, peaks at No8 in the UK Albums Chart, during a 16-week run. The album includes the original version of Young At Heart, which will become a massive hit for The Bluebells.
West German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen play a secret gig in Erlöserkirche, East Berlin, East Germany, Europe. The gig is organised by Mark Reeder, formerly of Manchester band The Frantic Elevators, who had moved to West Berlin in 1979.
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Iron Maiden release a new single, Flight Of Icarus, on EMI Records in the UK.
Guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine leaves Metallica after two years with the band.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, USA, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, as does former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Blind Willie McTell, Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight and others.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Clean-Cut Kid, Jesus Met The Woman At The Well and others.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the song Tell Me.
Jazz piano star Earl 'Fatha' Hines dies of heart failure in Oakland, California, USA, aged 77.
Earl 'Fatha' Hines, one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century, dies of a heart attack in Oakland, California, USA, aged 79.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Foot Of Pride, Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart and others.
Muddy Waters dies, aged 68, from a heart attack, in hospital in Downer's Grove, Illinois.
Kai Winding, virtuoso jazz trombonist, dies of complications arising from a brain tumour, aged 60, in Yonkers, New York, USA.
The star-studded Motown Records anniversary celebration, Motown 25 - Yesterday, Today And Forever, is broadcast by NBC-tv in the USA, bringing Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Temptations, Linda Ronstadt, Adam And the Ants and more together on one stage. Viewing figures are estimated at 52m.
On this day, session players add their parts to the songs Tell Me and Death Is Not The End in Power Station, New York City, for the Bob Dylan album, Infidels. Dylan himself is not present at the session.
The Birthday Party play their final concert in Seaview Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia. Their songwriter/vocalist Nick Cave will go on to a lasting solo career.
Roy Harper, Hawkwind, The Enid and Here & Now play at the Stonehenge free festival.
Simon And Garfunkel play at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young, reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart.
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Lyricist Ira Gershwin, partner of composer George Gershwin, dies in New York City, aged 86. Between them, they composed many standards, including Strike Up The Band, They Can't Take That Away From Me and Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.
The Checkers release their debut single, Gizagiza Heart no Komoriuta, in Japan, Asia. It will be the first of many major hits.
Rod Stewart pulls out of a projected tour with Elton John, claiming that he needs to concentrate on his next album.
Graham Parker and John Hiatt play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson, sign up notorious boxing promoter Don King to promote their upcoming Victory tour.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson begin four days of filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson spend the last of four days filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
Film director John Landis hires his director of photography Robert Paynter, choreographer Michael Peters, and his own wife, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, as costume designer, for the imminent filming of Michael Jackson's Thriller video in Los Angeles, California, USA. Auditions for dancers also begin on this day.
Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the fourth of five days recording their second album, From The Cradle To The Grave, for Bluurg Records.
It is reported that Paul McCartney has spent $100,000 to buy a huge hand-crafted bed for Stevie Wonder, which features a built-in sound system with speakers mounted at all four corners of the bed.
The Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson promo video for their new single Say, Say, Say, is given its first showing on UK tv by the Channel Four show The Tube. Ringo Starr is interviewed in the same edition of the show.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Union Sundown/Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground, in Europe on CBS Records.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Orange Pavilion, San Bernadino, California, USA.
Bob Dylan's album Infidels enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No9 during a twelve-week run.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play the second of three nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Starry Night Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at San Angelo Coliseum, San Angelo, Texas, USA.
Founding member and keyboardist Mike Barson announces his departure from Madness. He plans to settle in Holland, Europe, with his Dutch wife, Sandra.
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