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Scandinavian pop band a-ha moves its base of operations from Oslo, Norway, Europe, to London, England, UK.
Kent Nagano conducts a concert of Frank Zappa compositions played by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, London, UK.
Echo and the Bunnymen play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran peaks at No3 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
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The Commodores play the last of three nights at The Night Out, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Compact discs are officially launched in the UK.
Metallica play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Jokerman, Licence To Kill and others.
Trevor Bolder makes his final appearance with Wishbone Ash in Vaal, Holland, Europe. After two years with Wishbone, Bolder chooseses to return to his former band Uriah Heep. He will be replaced by 25 year old bassist/vocalist/songwriter Mervyn "Spam" Spence of Trapeze.
30,000 fans attend the three-day Glastonbury CND Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, paying £12 each to see a line-up headed by Curtis Mayfield, King Sunny Ade, The Beat, Marillion, UB40 and Fun Boy Three. For the first time, the festival has its own radio station, Radio Avalon.
Who's That Girl by Eurythmics enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No3.
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On her Wild Heart solo tour, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac plays at The Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Ramones play at The Station, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eric Clapton And His band play at Kings Island Timberwolf Theater, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
On her Wild Heart solo tour, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac plays the first of two nights at The Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Simon And Garfunkel play at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Joel releases a new single, Tell Her About It, in the USA.
On her Refuge world tour, Joni Mitchell plays at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
The Police, Joan Jett, Madness and R.E.M. play at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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Alan Holdsworth plays at The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York State, USA, supported by Jeff Berlin.
Jayne County (formerly Wayne County) plays at the General Wolfe, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Paul McCartney begins another of his annual Buddy Holly Weeks in London, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Costello And The Attractions play at The Frank Erwin Center, University Of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the last of three nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Level 42 play in Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
UB40 release the 12" version of their single Red Red Wine in the UK.
The Alvin Lee Band plays at London Victory Club, Tampa, Florida, 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.
On his Principle Of Moments tour, Robert Plant plays at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Al DiMeola releases a new LP, Tour De Force - Live, in the USA.
Diana Ross plays at Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Beach Boys play at L.A. County Fairgrounds, Pomona, California, USA.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top play the second of three nights at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Albert King.
Graham Parker and John Hiatt play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The B-52s play at Heiges Fieldhouse, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Michael Crawford is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He will achieve success as music producer Magnedo7, working with Eminem, Obie Trice, Jim Jones (rapper) and 50 Cent, among others.
AC/DC play at Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
On their Eliminator tour, ZZ Top play at The Palais Des Sports, Toulouse, France, Europe.
Beat Sector play at Teddy's, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Kenny Loggins performs Heart To Heart and I Gotta Try on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA.
Marie Osmond leaves Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, to undertake an engagement as anchorwoman of the 1984 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Jethro Tull perform live for the tv show Rock Classik Nacht at Circus Atlas, Munich, Germany, Europe.
On their Synchronicity tour, The Police play the first of two nights at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Til Tuesday play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Del Fuegos and Prime Movers.
During their War tour, U2 play the second of four nights at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On the Bark At The Moon tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at Victoria Hall, Stoke, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Young is sued by Geffen Records for $3m. The label claims that his latest album, Everybody's Rockin’, is "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums."
Dennis Wilson, drummer of The Beach Boys, is admitted to hospital with serious head injuries, after being beaten up by a male friend of his estranged wife — nineteen-year-old Shawn Love Wilson — at the Santa Monica Bay Inn, Santa Monica, California, USA.