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Dan Bergstrom, a young dancer in Stockholm, Sweeden, Europe, claims a new record for Limbo Dancing by passing under a bar just 12" above the floor.
The Top Ten records played on WKNR Radio, Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ending on this date are as follows :
  1. Memphis Tennessee Johnny Rivers
  2. Love Me With All Your Heart Ray Charles Singers
  3. Any Old Time/Walk On By Dionne Warwick
  4. I Get Around The Beach Boys
  5. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying Gerry And The Pacemakers
  6. A World Without Love Peter And Gordon
  7. My Boy Lollipop Millie Small
  8. She's the One The Chartbusters
  9. No Particular Place to Go Chuck Berry
  10. Just Ain't Enough Love Eddie Holland
The Migil Five and The Mojos appear on UK radio show Music In the Air.
The second-last night of The Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, features the My Boy Lollipop girl Millie Small, plus Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane.
Michael Alec Anthony West, better known in the musical world as Rebel MC, is born in Islington, London, England, UK.
It is reporterd that the police have raided The Electric Theatre, in Chicago, Illionois, USA, and shut it down.
Prince Buster begins a UK tour with two shows in one night, first at The Royal, Tottenham, and then at The Golden Star Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Upsetters play at The 400 Club, Torquay, UK.
Jimmy Cliff releases a new single, Vietnam, in the UK on Trojan Records.
Juicy Lucy play at Poperama, Devizes.
Desmond Dekker leaves the UK to begin a tour of South America.
I Shot The Sheriff by Eric Clapton, a cover of a Bob Marley song, is released to radio stations in the USA.
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Having just landed in New York City, The Police race across town in a cab in order to be in time to hit the stage at the legendary CBGB
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UB40 play at Keele University, Keele, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play at Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Abba reach No1 in the UK singles chart with The Winner Takes It All.
XTC, The Police and Skafish play at Arenes de Frejus, Cannes, France, Europe.
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Following the recent heroin-related death of vocalist Malcolm Owen, British punk-reggae band The Ruts change their name to Ruts DC.
The Police play in the University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
The Specials release a new single, Ghost Town, on 2 Tone Records in the UK.
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The Police play at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Clint Eastwood and General Saint play at The Warehouse, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
R.E.M. play at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA, supported by the English Beat and Squeeze.
The Police play the second of two nights at the Omni Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their Synchronicity tour, The Police play at the New Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Keyboardist Mike Barson leaves Madness and moves to Holland, Europe, with his Dutch wife Sandra.
Rock singer / songwriter Sting and his actress wife, Frances Tomelty, get divorced. Sting will go on to marry actress, film producer and director Trudie Styler.
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Ozzy Osbourne plays at McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado, Nebraska, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Every Breath You Take by The Police is chosen as Song Of The Year at the Fifth Annual National Music Publishers Association Song Awards in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Los Angeles-based soul/mod revival band The Untouchables play at Coasters, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Untouchables, JB's All Stars and The Truth play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
Misty In Roots play as part of the British Delegation to the 12th World Festival Of Youth in Moscow, Russia, Europe. They are the first reggae band ever to have played in Moscow.
On his Dream Of The Blue Turtles tour, Sting plays at the Blossom Music Theater, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
On his Dream Of The Blue Turtles tour, Sting plays the last of seven nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Paul Simon releases his seventh solo album, Graceland, on Warner Bros in the USA.
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Killamanjaro Hi Fi play at The Kaiser Cafe, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Reggae band Third World play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Levellers play at the Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by the Manic Street Preachers.
In the High Court, London, England, Europe, Mr. Justice Harman rules that poet Deborah Banks is entitled to a share of the royalties from the UB40 hit Don't Break My Heart. Miss Banks wrote the lyrics to the song, but never received any remuneration for her input.
Legendary Italian music promoter Franco Mamone, collapses with heart failure in Milan, Italy, Europe. He will die in hospital eight days later. As the head of promoting company Commusications, he was considered the first of the modern generation of Italian rock promoters and managers. From the seventies, he organized concerts by Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen and countless others.
Reel Big Fish play at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Reel Big Fish play at The State Theater, Portland, Maine, USA.
It is reported that crime figures at this year's Glastonbury Festival were the lowest on record, with a drop of 29% on the previous year.
The Police and Friction Plane play to an audience of 29,000 at the AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The show grosses almost $3.2m.
The Toronto Jazz Festival, a ten day event, begins at venues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artists appearing during the course of the festival include Ziggy Marley, Esperanza Spalding, Bill Frisell, George Benson, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Natalie Cole, The Canadian Jazz Quartet and Benny Green.
In Florida, USA, District Judge James Moody throws out a gun possession conviction against reggae star Buju Banton on a technicality involving a juror who had done independent research into the case during the trial.
Reggae singer and songwriter John Holt dies aged 69 in Wellington Hospital, St. John's Wood, London, UK. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2014. He is perhaps best-known as the composer of the hit The Tide Is High.
Madness play at The Pavilions, Plymouth, UK.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play the second of two nights at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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