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Angus Boyd Dudgeon is born in Woking, Surrey, England, UK. He will find success as record producer and musical arranger Gus Dudgeon, highly respected for his work with Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Armatrading and others.
Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, on the way down, play at The Winter Gardens, Ventnor, UK. Their support band is Davy Jones And The Lower Third, who are on the way up. Mr Jones will later change his name to David Bowie.
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David Bowie wins first prize for Best Produced Record, by performing When I Live My Dream, at the Carosello Internaziale del Disco, in The Teatro Premio, Pistoria, Italy, Europe.
David Bowie releases his new album, The Man Who Sold The World, in the UK.
Kiss play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Queen play at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Queen play at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Queen's tour of the USA ends with the last of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Queen play the second of two nights in Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
David Bowie begins work on the film The Hunger, which is filmed mostly in London, England, UK, Europe, with some scenes filmed in New York City, USA.
Kiss appear, for the first time ever without their trademark make-up, on MTV.
On his Serious Moonlight tour, David Bowie plays at Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Quiet Riot play at The Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones attends a performance of the musical On Your Toes with David Bowie, in London, England, UK, Europe.
W.A.S.P. begin a British tour at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, supported by Wrathchild and Thor.
On their Winged Assassins tour, W.A.S.P. play at The Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Shock-metal band W.A.S.P. releases its second album, Last Command, in the USA.
David Bowie win the Video Of The Year award for his single, China Girl, at the first MTV Video awards. The song was co-written with Iggy Pop.
Kiss play in Schweinfurt, Germany, Europe, on the Monsters Of Rock tour.
Kiss play in Bochum, Germany, Europe, on the Monsters Of Rock tour.
David Bowie plays at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
LUNA SEA play at Moda Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Alice Cooper plays at The Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
Kiss and Faster Pussycat play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Whitesnake play at CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also on the bill, during their Hot In The Shade tour, are Kiss. Angry words are exchanged on stage between paul Stanley of Kiss and David Coverdale of Whitesnake, because Kiss have not been allowed to bring their full complement of pyrotechnics on stage.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays the first of two nights at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Motley Crue play at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Motley Crue play at The Seashore Performing Arts Center, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at City Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Motley Crue play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
On his Sound + Vision tour, David Bowie plays at The Arènes de Frejus, Fréjus, France, Europe.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Jordal Stadium, Oslo, Norway, Europe, with special guest Kim Wilde.
On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays in Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Hazel O'Connor and Megahype play at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, supported by Duran Duran. Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran joins O'Connor to do backing vocals during her encore performance of David Bowie's Suffragette City.
Tuff release their second LP, What Comes Around Goes Around, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Bret Michaels of Poison participates in the third annual MTV Jock'n'roll softball game, a fundraiser for a Leukemia charity.
Matthew John Trippe of Tampa, Florida, USA, finally drops an unusual lawsuit which he had filed in 1988 against Motley Crue. Trippe, who has a history of mental health issues and trouble with the law, had claimed that he was secretly hired to pose as Nikki Sixx and toured, wrote and recorded with the band for a time during 1983 and 1984.
On his Earthling Tour, David Bowie plays at Manchester Academy, Manchester, England, UK.
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Queen and Paul Rodgers announce an upcoming 26-date spring tour of Europe, set to start in late March at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Motley Crue play at Wendler Arena, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
Suffering from severe stomach pains, Bret Michaels, former singer of Poison is forced to cancel tonight's gig at Sea World, San Antonio, Texas, USA. The next day, he will undergo an emergency appendectomy.
Kiss play at The Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kiss play at The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Alvin Stardust (aka Shane Fenton) dies aged 72 of metastatic prostate cancer, at home in Ifold, West Sussex, UK, with his family around him.
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Pete Burns, best-known as the frontman of 80s hitmakers Dead Or Alive, dies aged 57 of a heart attack.