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George M. Cohan
is starring in The Yankee Prince at The Harnois Theater, Missoula, Montana, USA.
At The Knuckles Club, Carlisle St, London, England, UK, Europe, part-owned by Pretty Things
drummer Viv Prince, Jimi Hendrix
jams with Deep Feeling, which includes Dave Mason on guitar and Jim Capaldi
on drums. Later, at Hyde Park Towers, Jimi writes Stone Free.
The Rolling Thunder Revue
, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan
and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays
at the Houston Astrodrome, Houston, Texas. This is the celebrated Night Of The Hurricane gig to raise funds for Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, and features guest appearances by Stevie Wonder
, Isaac Hayes
and Ringo Starr
Prince makes his second New York City appearance, playing the second of two nights at the Bottom Line
performs live at a party in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, UK, Europe, to celebrate the 21st birthday of Prince Andrew. [The prince actually turned 21 several months earlier, but the party was delayed]. In the course of the evening, Elton dances with the Queen to the strains of Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley
And The Comets.
Prince plays in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
headline a Mencap charity concert at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe, in the presence of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
When Sheila E plays at the Agora, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, she is joined onstage by Prince for four songs.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour
, Prince plays the fourth of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Papa Dee Allen, drummer for 70s funky-rock band War dies of an aneurysm while playing at the Talk Of The Town
, Vallejo, California, USA.
play at The Joe Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
During his Nude tour, Prince plays the second of two nights at The Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
attends a 'City Of Hope' Gala honouring Tommy Mottola, President of CBS' Record Division.
Gett Off by Prince
reaches No33 in the UK singles chart on import sales alone.
Prince announces that he has changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, apparently as a protest against the unfairness of his record company contract. Before long, he will be commonly referred to as TAFKAP - an acronym standing for The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
begins a three-week European tour at The Plaza de Toros, Marbella, Spain, set to end on the 28th at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
of Jane's Addiction
spends the second of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
It is reported that the Nation Of Islam has handled security for a party held today at Michael Jackson
ranch, California, USA. This event will lead to the dismissal of Jackson's publicist, Stuart Backeman.
fails to appear in court in California, USA, and the judge threatens to issue an arrest warrant
for him. Jackson's lawyer tracks him down at a hospital where he has been admitted for back problems. The judge gives him one hour to appear. He does, and the trial continues.
Donald A. Fair is sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of Terry Knight
, former manager of Grand Funk Railroad
. Knight had been attempting to prevent an argument between his daughter and her boyfriend, Fair, over his use of methamphetamine. Fair had claimed he was high on the drug when the stabbing took place, in an attempt to mitigate his sentence.
Jury deliberations in the Michael Jackson
child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Los Angeles, California, USA, continue into a fifth day.
Appearing on CNN's Larry King Live, Joe Jackson
states that he believes the doctor who attended his son, Michael Jackson
, may be to blame for the singer's death. Joe Jackson
tells King, "The doctor gave him something to make him rest, and then he don't wake up no more. Something is wrong there."
During his 20Ten Tour
plays at The Stade Charles Ehrmann, Nice, France, Europe.
It is announced that Rod Temperton
, best known as the composer of Thriller for Michael Jackson
, has died aged 66
, in London, England, UK, after "a brief aggressive battle with cancer", and that his funeral has already taken place. Temperton's other well-known compositions include Boogie Nights, Off The Wall, Rock With You, Give Me The Night, Sweet Freedom and Always and Forever.