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Hypnotize by Scritti Politti, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No68 during a two week stay.
The Cure come to the end of a North American tour with a show in The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
Nik Kershaw's single The Riddle enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No3.
R.E.M. play at The Polytechnic, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The three-hour long Bob Dylan radio special, Dylan On Dylan, is broadcast by Westwood One in the USA.
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Liverpool band Dead Or Alive enters the UK pop singles chart at No79. It will peak at No1.
Nina Simone plays at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK, Europe. The show is recorded and will be released as the LP Nina Simone – Live At Ronnie Scott’s.
Wham! reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.
Jules Bihari dies in Los Angeles, California, USA. With his brothers Joe Bihari and Saul Bihari, he founded Modern Records in Los Angeles, in the 1940s, which then proliferated into RPM, Kent, Flair, Meteor and Crown, producing jazz, doo-wop and r'n'b from B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jesse Belvin, Etta James and others.
Frank Zappa plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.