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Jimmy Featherstone And His Orchestra begin a month of shows at The Bismarck Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gordon Summers is born in England, UK. He will find success as Jazz Summers, best-known as the manager of Wham!, Scissor Sisters, The Verve and Snow Patrol.
Maizie Williams, singer with Boney M, is born in Montserrat, West Indies, Caribbean.
The highest new entry in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, is Words by The Bee Gees entering at No67.
The Top Ten Singles being played on KGB Radio, San Diego, California, USA, for the week beginning on this date are as follows :

1. (Sittin' On The) Dock of the Bay Otis Redding

2. Kiss Me Goodbye Petula Clark

3. La La Means I Love You The Delphonics

4. The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann

5. Words The Bee Gees

6. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Madeleine Bell

7. Love is Blue Paul Mauriat

8. Young Girl Union Gap

9. Everything That Touches You The Association

10. I Thank You Sam And Dave

The Bee Gees record Marley Purt Drive in Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
The Nice play at the Alex Disco in The Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, with DJ Kazoon.
The Bee Gees record Walking Back To Waterloo, Irresponsible, Unreliable, Indispensible Blues and A Word Of Love at IBC Studios, London, UK.
On their first world tour, Abba conduct a number of media interviews and undertake a sound check at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Good Times by Chic reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Abba play their last gig in Europe, in the Main Hall at The RDS, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Kool And the Gang play in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, supported by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Over the two nights, celebrity audience members include Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Carly Simon, Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Shelley Duval, Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Morgan Fairchild, Ryan O’Neal, Ali McGraw, Bianca Jagger and John McEnroe.
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It is reported that Michael Jackson's album Thriller has now outsold Bing Crosby's single White Christmas, making it the biggest-selling music recording ever.
When Sheila E plays at the Agora, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, she is joined onstage by Prince for four songs.
The Jacksons enter the UK singles chart with Torture, which will peak at No26.
Rebbie Jackson releases her debut single, Centipede, on Columbia Records in the USA. The track is written and produced by her brother, Michael Jackson.
The Commodores play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Three Degrees play a gig at The Centre, Harrogate, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Stevie Wonder reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Part-time Lover, making it the first song ever to top America, pop, R’nB, adult contemporary and dance/disco charts.
Expose is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album, What You Don't Know.
After Motley Crue’s final show at The Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, two strippers are the special guests at a bachelor party in a disco for Nikki Sixx, soon to marry Playboy's October 1987 Playmate - Brandi Brandt.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Wildparkstadion, Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe.
Taylor Dayne plays at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Michael Jackson begins recording sessions in Ocean Way/Record One Studio, Los Angeles, California, USA, which will result in his album Dangerous.
On her Foreign Affair - The Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson is certified as a platinum single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Michael Jackson comes to the end of the 1992 leg of his Dangerous World Tour, with a concert at the Lia Manoliu Stadium, Bucharest, Romania.
While in Japan, Asia, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson travels on the Superexpress train to Tokyo from Nagasaki where he has been visiting the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park with his brother Tito Jackson's three children.
Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Liz Taylor are guests at the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest in Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, USA.
In a Santa Monica, California, USA, court, Michael Jackson is ordered to pay German promoter Michael Avram over $3m of compensation because he cancelled two millennium eve concerts.
Drummer Kenny Buttrey dies in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A member of the groups Area Code 615 and Barefoot Jerry, he was also an in-demand session player for Elvis Presley, Simon And Garfunkel, Neil Young, The Pointer Sisters and Kris Kristofferson. He also played on the Bob Dylan albums Blonde on Blonde, John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline.
Barry White is posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York City, USA.
Errol Brown plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, UK.
Journalist Martin Bashir, a crucial prosecution witness in the Michael Jackson child molestation case in Santa Maria, California, USA, refuses to answer any questions while in the witness box.
Comedian Louise Palanker testifies in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA. Palanker, who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy accusing Jackson, states that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.
The Commodores and Kool And The Gang play at Coors Amphitheater, Englewood, Colorado, USA.
Earth, Wind And Fire and Chicago play at The Tweeter Center For The Performing Arts, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
The Serpentine Gallery summer party is held in Kensington, London, England, UK. Dizzee Rascal performs live and celebrities attending the event include Grace Jones, former Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman, Myleene Klass, Holly Valance and Beverly Knight.
Lionel Richie releases his tenth studio album, Tuskegee, in the USA.
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On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at The Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, near Houston, Texas, USA.
As he leaves the Madeo restaurant in Los Angeles, California, USA, Lionel Richie denies (to a TMZ reporter) rumours that he is secretly the father of Khloe Kardashian.
The results of a University Of Sydney study into the life-spans of musicians are published in The Conversation. After studying the lives of almost 13,000 musicians in the USA, the conclusions are that their lifespans were up to 25 years shorter than the comparable US population. Accidental death rates were between five and 10 times greater. Suicide rates were between two and seven times greater; and homicide rates were up to eight times greater than the US population.
Laurie Anderson performs a special concert for dogs in Times Square, New York City, USA. The live performance is paired with a viewing of a three-minute version of Anderson's new feature film, Heart Of A Dog. The show is a silent disco, featuring a soundtrack which human attendees can listen to on headphones.
Earth, Wind And Fire play at The Moody Theater at ACL Live, Austin, Texas, USA.
Two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claim that Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children, in the documentary film Leaving Neverland, which is given its premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA.