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George Melly with Ronnie Scott comes to the end of a month-long residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK.
Anthony Davis' Episteme plays at The Triangle Media And Performance Centre, Birmingham, UK.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at The Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at The Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, UK.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at The Octagon, Sheffield, UK.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at The Triangle Media And Performance Centre, Birmingham, UK.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison and John Fogerty, former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, put in a guest appearance at a Taj Mahal show in the Palomino Club, Hollywood, California, USA.
Jonathan Richman plays at The Rivoli, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Licenced To Ill, the debut album by white rap-rockers The Beastie Boys, becomes the first rap album to top the Billboard Albums chart in the USA, where it remains for seven weeks.
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Justified Ancients of Mu Mu release their debut single, All You Need Is Love, in the UK.
Prince releases a new album, Sign O' The Times, in the UK.
The Cure play the second of two nights at Ferro Carril Oeste football stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
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During a South American Tour, The Cure fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Entertainer Dean Martin's son Dino Martin, who was a member of the hit-making 1960s US pop group Dino, Desi and Billy, is killed aged 35, in the crash of an Air National Guard jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and Luciano Pavarotti appear in concert, singing together.
Sign O' The Times by Prince reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks Chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan spends the second of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the last of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Eric Clapton plays at St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Leon Redbone, Mason Ruffner and Cyril Neville headline at the opening of the 18th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Virtuoso guitarist Adrian Belew, appears in An Evening With Adrian at San Francisco University, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris reach No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA, with their cover version of To Know Him Is To Love Him. The song was written by legendary record producer Phil Spector.
Snakefinger (Phillip Lithman), guitarist with UK band Chilli Willi And The Red Hot Peppers and San Francisco-based avant-gardists The Residents, dies as a result of a heart problem.
At Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, Bob Dylan sets off on a joint mini-tour, just six dates, co-headlining with The Grateful Dead.
Michael Jackson holds a preview of his album Bad at his home in Encino, California, USA, to which he invites fifty top record merchandisers.
Shortly after Rick Vito and Billy Burnette join the band, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac invites them to her home in Los Angeles, California, USA. This date is chosen because it is part of The Harmonic Convergence - the world's first globally synchronized meditation, and Nicks hopes that a meeting on this day will bring them good fortune in their new endeavour.
Jazz and blues trumpeter Jordan Sandke, plays the first of two nights at The West End Cafe, 2911 Broadway, New York City, USA, with Jaki Byard on piano and Kenny Washington on drums.
Stevie Wonder begins a week of concerts at Wembley Arena, London.
BBC tv's Omnibus arts programme transmits its special Bob Dylan edition, entitled Getting To Dylan, in the UK.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the last of five nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, to an audience of 38,000.
Bob Dylan plays in Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, california, USA. (1987).
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the last of three nights at Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan.
When Bob Dylan plays the first of four nights at Wembley, London, UK, George Harrison is in the audience.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK, towards the end of the Temples And Flames tour. George Harrison is in the audience.
The Christians enter the UK albums chart with their debut album, The Christians, which will peak at No2 during a 68-week run.
The last ever show is held at the Crystal Ballroom, the premier Punk/ New Wave Venue in Melbourne, Australia. The show is headlined by The Zorros.
Animal Logic, a band featuring Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland (both formerly of Police) plus legendary jazz-rock bassist Stanley Clarke with vocalist Deborah Holland, play at Projecto SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
At Maidstone Crown Court, Maidstone, Kent, England, UK, Europe, former Clash drummer Topper Headon is jailed for 15 months after selling heroin to a man who subsequently died.
Folk/blues singer and songwriter Gerry Lockran dies following a heart attack, in London, England, UK, Europe. He had ceased performing in 1981 when a previous heart attack and stroke deprived him of the use of his left hand.
A female fan sets off a can of CS gas at a Primal Scream gig in London, England, UK, Europe, ending the show in pandemonium. Creation Records boss Alan McGhee pursues her down a back alley but she escapes.
The Durutti Column release their new album The Guitar And Other Machines on Digital Audio Tape in the UK, despite the fact that DAT players are not yet being marketed to the British public.
Queen release a triple video compilation, The Magic Years, in the UK.
Florida nightclub owner Luc Havan, accused of an act of "aggravated battery" which cost virtuoso jazz-rock-fusion bassist Jaco Pastorius his life, has the charge changed to second-degree murder.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the fourth of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the seventh of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Heading back to Tokyo, Japan, on the Bullet Train after a show in Osaka, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue become somewhat inebriated. They pour Jack Daniels over the heads of unsuspecting commuters and smear curry all over the walls. As the orgy of idiocy escalates, Nikki Sixx throws a Jack Daniels bottle at Mr. Udo, their Japanese tour promoter. It misses Mr Udo but hits a businessman in the back of the head. On arrival in Tokyo, Riot Squad police arrest Sixx and take him to jail, along with manager Doc McGhee.
Billy Idol releases his latest single, Hot In The City, in the UK.
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