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Australian band Men At Work enter the UK singles chart with Down Under, which will peak at No1.
The Cocteau Twins
play at The Warehouse, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Rebop Kwaku Baah
, former percussionist for Traffic, dies of a brain haemorrhage in Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
Shakatak play the last night of a week-long engagement at Bailey's Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
On the South American leg of their Hide Your Sheep Tour [aka the No Problem Tour], Van Halen
play at Paliebro, Caracas, Venezuela.
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
enters the UK Top 100 singles chart at No47. It will peak at No1.
releases the album Money And Cigarettes, as the first product from his own Duck Records label.
makes an embarrassingly drunken guest appearance at a concert by two former members of The Band
, Rick Danko and Levon Helm, in the Lone Star Cafe, New York City
release their debut single, Hand In Glove, in the UK, on Rough Trade Records.
, Robert Palmer
and Prince Charles And The City Beat Band play a benefit show for Mencap at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. After this show, Duran Duran
hold a party at The Rum Runner club, where John Taylor meets with Robert Palmer
and they discuss the possibility of working together. The end-result will be Power Station.
plays at The Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
play at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Lani Hall spends the second of two days recording Never Say Never Again
the theme song for the James Bond movie of that name, at A+M Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jarvis Mills is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find success as rappeer Jae Millz
Kid Creole And The Coconuts play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Sylvie Vartan plays at the Palais Des Congres, Paris, France, Europe.
release their debut single, Gizagiza Heart no Komoriuta, in Japan, Asia. It will be the first of many major hits.
Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy
jams with Mamas Boys at The Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Popular singer Giorgos Dalaras plays for 80,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium, Atehns, Greece, Europe.
It is announced that the remaining three members of The Beatles
are to be invited to Liverpool
, to personally collect their Freemen of the City awards.
The new Billboard
No1 R'n'B single in the USA is Ain't Nobody by Rufus with Chaka Khan.
In New York City
, USA, Yoko Ono is awarded a court settlement of $120,000, because a neighbour, Janet Paterson, had accidentally flooded Yoko's Dakota building
apartment by leaving the bath water running while she went shopping.
release a new single, This Charming Man, in the UK, on Rough Trade Records.
Michael Zachery Myers is born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He will find success as the founder, lead singer and guitarist of the rock band The Fairwell.
Filming continues on the Prince movie Purple Rain in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
play at The Main Hall, Barking Project, Northeast London Polytechnic, Longbridge Road, Dagenham, England, UK, Europe.
On their Lick It Up
World tour, Kiss play at Eissporthalle Kassel, Kassel, Germany, Europe.
On their Eliminator
tour, ZZ Top
play at the Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
During a tour of American military bases, Loretta Lynn
plays in the helicopter hangar of E Co., 3rd Aviation Battalion Combat, Giebelstadt, Germany, Europe.
Tommy Boy and Sugarhill - two independent record labels in the USA, go to court in Newark, New Jersey, USA, over rights to the Malcolm X single, No Sell Out
Tracey Ullman releases a new LP, You Broke My Heart In Seventeen Places, in the UK.
Legendary blues guitarist Albert King
and his disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan
perform together on a Canadian sound stage for the live music television series In Session. The performance will, in due course, be released as an LP and as a DVD.