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A Celebration Of 21 Years Of Virgin Records is held at The Virgin Manor, Shipton-On-Cherwell, Gloucestershire, England, UK, Europe. Richard Branson is there in person, and artists performing include Bruce, Baker And Moore, Soul II Soul and Cracker. Jonathan King is also in attendance. Journalist Johnny Black's diary entry about the event is attached here.
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince is certified as a gold disc by the RIAA in the USA.
Free jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, aged 53, in his hometown of Ossining, New York State, just as he is about to sign the first major label recording deal of his career. Although a prolific and highly respected recording artist, he is perhaps best-known for his theme song to the animated program Space Ghost Coast to Coast.