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UK pop idol Shane Fenton
marries Liverpool showgirl Iris Caldwell, and announces his intention of retiring from show business. He will, however, re-surface as 70s glam-rocker Alvin Stardust
Young American musician Anthony Visconte acquires his first Certificate Of Registration as an alien residing in the UK. He will find success as record producer/arranger Tony Visconti
, working with David Bowie
, Marc Bolan
and many others.
Rising young pop singer David Bowie
writes to a fourteen-year-old American fan, saying that he hopes to visit America one day.
The 'N Betweens play at The Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, England, UK, Europe. The band will find greater success after a name-change to Slade
Tyrannosaurus Rex, later to find fame as T.Rex, play at Mothers, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. Deejay for the night is John Peel
, in London, England, UK, Europe, receives a recording contract from Mercury Records
office in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will sign it four days later.
play at The Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
As he crosses the Russian-Polish border, David Bowie
’s collection of Nazi books and memorabilia is confiscated by border guards. He comments to the customs officials that the UK “could benefit from a Fascist leader”.
Kiss release their 8th album, Unmasked
, in the USA. (N.B. Despite the album's title, the band did not remove their masks until some years later)
Queen play at The Coliseum, Greensboro, South Carolina.
Queen play the first of two nights in Montreal, Canada.
In Montreal, Canada, David Bowie
begins the Canadian leg of his Serious Moonlight tour.
Queen play in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Heavy rock glamsters Poison, release their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In.
holds a press conference in the Players' Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Stevie Rachelle, lead singer of Wisconsin-based band X-iter buys a one-way air ticket to Los Angeles, California, USA. He is hoping to audition for the band Tuff as their vocalist.
begin their Hot In The Shade
tour, with a show at West Beach Pocket Park, Galveston, Texas, USA.
play at The Civic Center, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
play at The Astoria Theatre, London, England, UK.
KISS play at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade
play at Battelle Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA, with Slaughter and Little Caesar.
On their Hot In The Shade
tour, Kiss play at The Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie
plays at The Point Depot, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper
plays in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
It is reported that former Twisted Sister
frontman Dee Snider has signed a deal with VH1 to play himself in an upcoming docudrama about the 1985 Parents Music Resource Center
[PMRC] hearings. Filming is to begin in February in Texas, USA, and a summer 2002 air date is expected.
When David Bowie
plays at the Hurricane Festival in Scheezel, Germany, Europe, he suffers a heart attack caused by a blocked artery. He is immediately hospitalised and undergoes emergency angioplasty surgery. His A Reality Tour is cut short as a result.
C.C. DeVille, guitarist of Poison
, is arrested at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA, for causing injury while driving under the influence.
One-legged rock fan Andrew Miller removes his prosthetic limb and waves it around during an Alice Cooper
gig in Southampton, England, UK, Europe. When John Lynch, sitting nearby, asks him to calm down, Miller punches him several times and is later charged with causing actual bodily harm.