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Lionel Richie attends the American Music Awards in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, to collect no less than six awards. At the same event, Prince collects four awards.
Prince wins awards in the Favourite Soul/R+B Single, Favourite Soul/R+B Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Album categories at the 12th Annual American Music Awards, in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
U2's Unforgettable Fire tour plays at The Congress Centre, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Recording of The USA For Africa single We Are The World, co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, begins at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. The superstar list of guest vocalists includes Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and Diana Ross. Despite having been invited, Prince does not show up.
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Having just won four awards at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, Prince deliberately ignores an invitation to take part in the recording of the charity single We Are The World. Instead, he goes out on the town but when one of his bodyguards gets involved in a scuffle, the media has a field day comparing Prince's wild night out with the charitable activities of every other megastar in town, all of whom are taking part in the recording of We Are The World.
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John Sebastian, former leader of the Lovin' Spoonful, plays at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.