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Fairport Convention play at Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, England, UK, Europe.
Little Milton plays at Westville Prison, Westville, Indiana, USA.
The new Billboard R'n'B No1 single in the USA is The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.
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.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
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 the Billboard US R&B Albums and Singles charts.
The Grateful Dead play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
The Stranglers and the Easter Monkeys play at The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Kai Winding, 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.
Bob Dylan goes to see Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble play at First City, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Chris Wood, former flute and saxophone player with Traffic, dies of liver failure, aged 39, in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Donna Summer 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.
The Cure 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.
When The Smiths record a live session in Maida Vale studios, London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC Radio One's John Peel show, Rough Trade Records boss Geoff Travis hears the song This Charming Man and suggests it should be their next single.
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Bob Dylan 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.
On their Born Again tour, Black Sabbath play at Pavillon Des Sports Del Champel, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Stephen Stills plays in Houston, Texas, USA.
Elton John 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.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson spend the second of four days filming in Los Alamos, California, to make a promo video for their newly released single, Say, Say, Say.
The new Billboard No1 R'n'B single in the USA is Ain't Nobody by Rufus with Chaka Khan.
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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.
The Cocteau Twins play at Bains Douches, Paris, France, Europe.
The Fall 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.
On their World Piece Tour, Iron Maiden play at Rodahal, Kerkrade, Netherlands, Europe.
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.
On the Bark At The Moon tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, Europe.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play the first of three nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On the Bark At The Moon tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
14,000 country music fans flock to the three day event, Entertainment Expo 83 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Wild Heart tour, Stevie Nicks plays at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
John Cooper Clarke plays at Zero 6, Southend-on-Sea, England, UK, Europe.
Prince releases a new single, Let's Pretend We're Married, in the USA.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
On their The Present tour, The Moody Blues play at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On their reunion tour, The Band plays at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA. Significantly, though, Robbie Robertson is not in the group.
Eric Clapton, 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.
Bob Kerr's Christmas Party provides the festive spirit at The 100 Club, London, UK.
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