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Channel 4 tv gives Ringo Starr
’s five year old US tv special, Ringo, its UK premiere.
The Thompson Twins play at The Ace, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Everybody by Madonna
reaches No3 on the Billboard
Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the USA but fails to enter the Hot 100 singles chart.
Former Velvet Underground
vocalist Nico, plays at Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe.
Australian band Men At Work enter the UK singles chart with Down Under, which will peak at No1.
With the company facing financial problems, Elektra/Asylum Chairman Joe Smith resigns and is replaced by Bob Krasnow, vice president of talent at Warner Bros.
begins a British tour at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
UK disco sensations Shakatak begin a week-long engagement at Bailey's Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
Ultravox play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Ultravox play at The Royal Centre, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Prince releases a new single, 1999, which is described as a "futurist RAndB hi-tech protest song" by NME.
The Belle Stars enter the UK singles chart with Sign Of The Times on Stiff Records. It will peak at No3 during an eleven-week run.
Former Velvet Underground
vocalist, Nico, plays at The Venue, London, England, UK, Europe.
On the South American leg of their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the No Problem Tour], Van Halen
play the first of three nights at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, supported by Patrulha do Espaco.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
enters the UK Top 100 singles chart at No47. It will peak at No1.
play at The Regal Theatre, Hitchin, England, UK, Europe. This first live concert by a new line-up of the band is recorded by the BBC for Sight and Sound In Concert
magazine reports that Patti Davis
, daughter of US President Ronald Reagan, has recorded an album at PRT Studios in London, England, UK, Europe, for Runaway Records.
collect five Grammy Awards
, including Album Of The Year for Toto
IV and Record Of The Year for Rosanna.
Big Country enter the UK singles chart for the first time with their second single, Fields Of Fire. It will peak at No10.
The Eurythmics play at The Lyceum, London, England, UK, Europe.
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life by Margino enters the Springbok Charts in South Africa. It will peak at No16 during a six-week run.
Chicago play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Enigmatic US cult band The Residents
play a rare show at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, performing songs from their trilogy of 'Mole' concept albums.
Eurythmics release a new single, Who's That Girl, in the UK.
Synchronicity, the final album by The Police
, reaches No1 in the Kent Music Report albums chart in Australia, Oceania
Synchronicity by The Police
is the new Billboard
No1 album in the USA as the group begins a North American tour in Comisky Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City, USA, the prosecution rests its case in the trial of Gail Collins, who is charged with the second degree murder of her husband, Felix Pappalardi
of heavy rock band Mountain
Russian hard-rock group, Mumiy Troll
is formed in Vladivostok by vocalist and songwriter Ilya Lagutenko.
British band King Kurt are attacked after a gig in a club by six pool-cue-weilding thugs in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Three band members are treated in hospital.
's album Infidels
enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No9 during a twelve-week run.
Stephen Paul Manderson is born in Hackney, London, UK. He will find success as crossover rap/pop performer Professor Green