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Bandleader Teddy Foster
dies aged 75, following a heart attack, in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Pretenders start a British tour at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
's movie of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars begins a run at The Lumiere Cinema, London, England, UK, Europe.
reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Pipes Of Peace.
The Pretenders play their third night at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Climb.
Peter Asher, now manager of Linda Ronstadt
but formerly half of Peter And Gordon
, becomes the father of a girl, Victoria, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Yes reach No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Owner Of A Lonely Heart.
Trouble Funk play at The Roxy
, New York City, USA.
begin a North American tour, sponsored by Coca Cola, in Calgary, British Columbia, Canada.
play the first of two nights at Palaeur, Rome, Italy, Europe.
When The Smiths
play at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England, UK, Europe, their personal assistant Ollie May quits. That evening, the set is cut short because vocalist Morrissey
is falling ill.
UK gender-bending pop vocalist Marilyn enters the UK singles chart for the second time. The track, Cry And Be Free, will peak at No31.
, supported by Bronz, play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
, supported by Bronz, play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
play the first of two nights at Queens Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
When The Smiths
' UK tour plays at the University of Leeds, Leeds, England, UK, Europe, road manager Phil Cowie has to rescue a fan from being beaten by bouncers during the first song, Hand In Glove.
A motion congratulating Boy George
on winning a Grammy Award is placed before the UK Parliament.
appears on the tv show Late Night With David Letterman, in the NBC Studios, Rockefeller Centre, New York City, USA. Liberace
appears in the same show.
joins the band Cats on stage at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, to play two songs with them.
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac
files for bankruptcy in California, USA, citing debts of $3.7m against assets of $2.4m.
release a new single, The Caterpillar, in the UK, where it will peak at No14.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The film soundtrack album, Purple Rain, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince And the Revolution, begins a 24-week run atop the Billboard
chart in the USA. It will eventually sell over thirteen million copies.
The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson
, play the second of two nights at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The combined audience for the two nights is 116,500.
Selling his record collection to raise $12 for a ticket, Kurt Cobain
[later to form Nirvana] goes with Buzz Osborne and Matt Lukin of The Melvins
to see Black Flag
at The Mountaineer Club, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their Victory tour, The Jacksons, including Michael Jackson
, play the first of two nights at the Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio.