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Little Milton plays at Westville Prison, Westville, Indiana, USA.
In New York City, USA, The Rolling Stones
watch a preview of their live documentary, Let's Spend The Night Together.
Lamar Williams, bass player for The Allman Brothers Band
, dies of cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 36.
It is announced that with Billie Jean and Thriller, Michael Jackson
has become the first artist to simultaneously occupy the No1
positions in the Billboard
US Rock Albums and Singles charts plus
US R&B Albums and Singles charts.
The Grateful Dead
play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
and the Easter Monkeys play at The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
, virtuoso jazz trombonist, dies of complications arising from a brain tumour, aged 60, in Yonkers, New York, USA.
Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue
are partying at the home of record producer Roy Thomas Baker in Los Angeles, California, USA. Sixx sets off in his Porsche to rendezvous with Lita Ford
at her house. Reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph, he wraps the German sports car around a telephone pole. A couple driving by pull Sixx into their car and take him to the hospital, where he is treated for a separated shoulder.
, former flute and saxophone player with Traffic, dies of liver failure, aged 39, in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
reaches No1 on the Billboard
R'n'B Singles chart in the USA with She Works Hard For The Money.
The album Murmur by R.E.M.
is released in the UK on IRS Records.
The Romantics play at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA, supported by The Dice.
compilation Boys Don't Cry enters the UK album chart where it will peak at No71.
On his Midnight At The Lost And Found Tour, Meat Loaf
plays in Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Osmond Brothers play the second of two days at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup, Washington, USA.
and his former wife Sara are in Jerusalem, Israel, to attend the Bar Mitzvah of their eldest son, Jesse Dylan.
Air Supply play at The Memorial Hall, Joplin, Missouri, USA.
On their Eliminator
tour, ZZ Top
play at The Centrum, Worcester, supported by Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.
is interviewed at his home by Andrew Harvey of BBC-tv show Breakfast Time in the UK.
Peter Tosh, 10cc
and Spandau Ballet
play in the Veronica Rock Night at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bonnie Tyler reaches No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Total Eclipse Of The Heart.
The new Billboard
No1 R'n'B single in the USA is Ain't Nobody by Rufus with Chaka Khan.
The single Little Red Corvette
by Prince is re-released in the UK, but fares no better than on its first release. In other words, it bombs.
play at The Main Hall, Barking Project, Northeast London Polytechnic, Longbridge Road, Dagenham, England, UK, Europe.
On their Murmur tour, R.E.M.
play at The Beverly Hills Theater, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
In Dallas, Texas, USA, at a Police concert in the Reunion Arena, fan Paula Lewellen sustains a broken arm, and will later sue the band for $300,000 as a result.
14,000 country music fans flock to the three day event, Entertainment Expo 83 in Nashville, Tennessee
On her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks
plays at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
Prince releases a new single, Let's Pretend We're Married, in the USA.
On their reunion tour, The Band plays at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA. Significantly, though, Robbie Robertson is not in the group.
, Jimmy Page
, Jeff Beck
, Steve Winwood
, Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman
, Kenney Jones, Charlie Watts
and others take part in another fund-raising benefit concert, in Dallas, Texas, USA, for former Small Faces
and The Faces bassist Ronnie Lane, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.