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The 57th Annual Oscars are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. County Music Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prince wins an Oscar for Best Original Song Score, in his movie Purple Rain. At the same ceremony, Stevie Wonder gets the Best Song award for I Just Called To Say I Love You. He dedicates his award to Nelson Mandela.
Paul Young plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Prince wins the Best Original Score Oscar for his movie Purple Rain at the Academy Awards.
The Power Station release their debut LP, The Power Station (aka The Power Station 33 1/3), on EMI Records in the UK.