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Channel 4 tv gives Ringo Starr’s five year old US tv special, Ringo, its UK premiere.
Howard Jones plays at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Joe Jackson 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.
Echo and the Bunnymen begin a British tour at Lancaster University, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Culture Club enter the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, which will peak at No2.
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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.
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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.
Thin Lizzy 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
Billboard 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.
Echo And The Bunnymen enter the UK album chart with Porcupine, which will peak at No2.
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Toto 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.
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Twisted Sister play the second of two nights at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John records I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, at AIR Studios, in Montserrat, Caribbean.
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.
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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays at Stanhope House, Stanhope, New Jersey, USA.
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.
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Bob Dylan's album Infidels is mastered.
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.
On her Wild Heart solo tour, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac plays at The Met Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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.
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Rory Gallagher plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jean-Luc Ponty releases a new album, Individual Choice, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Lyricist Ira Gershwin, partner of composer George Gershwin, dies in New York City, aged 86. Between them, they composed many standards, including Strike Up The Band, They Can't Take That Away From Me and Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.
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.
Simon And Garfunkel play the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the album Infidels in the USA on Columbia Records.
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.
AC/DC play at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan's album Infidels enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No9 during a twelve-week run.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Starry Night Club, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Stephen Paul Manderson is born in Hackney, London, UK. He will find success as crossover rap/pop performer Professor Green.
On their Shout At The Devil tour, Motley Crue play at The Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA.