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Malcolm Owen, singer with UK punk-reggae band The Ruts
, dies aged 26 of a heroin overdose while in the bath at his mother's house. Horrified by Owen's death, The Damned
will write their song The Limit Club.
Queen play at The Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
and Tanya Tucker open the Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan, USA, with a duet version of The American National Anthem. Campbell later admits they were both, "higher than the notes we were singing." Others taking part in the convention include Vicki Lawrence, Donny And Marie Osmond and Pat Boone
Midnight Runners play at The Top Of The World, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
R.E.M.release a new single, Fall On Me, in the UK.
collapses from a kidney infection in a French hotel, and has to be flown home to England, UK, Europe.