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The Pretenders play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
A ten month long, 182-show tour by Quiet Riot comes to an end in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
The Poison Girls play at The Carousel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Conflict, Vex and Icons play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Curtis Mayfield appears in Sight And Sound In Concert on BBC2 tv in the UK, live from The Marcus Garvey Centre in Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Connolly plays at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Conflict play at The Mayfair, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Balham Alligators play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Icicle Works play at Kent University, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
Huey Lewis And The News are chosen as Best Group in the Bay Area Music Awards, at the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. The band's album Sport is chosen best LP.
Quiet Riot play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Steeleye Span play at Kent University, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
Holding Her And Loving You, recorded by Earl Thomas Conley, is named Song Of The Year at the 17th Annual Nashville Songwriters International Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays the first of two nights at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
The Style Council play at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Bragg.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, Southern Carolina, USA.
Scorpions release their ninth album, Love At First Sting, on Harvest/EMI Records in the UK.
Sabaton, ReVamp and Iced Earth play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Simple Minds play in Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
The album Hysteria by the Human League, peaks at No2 in the UK.
Bob Dylan rehearses in Verona, Italy, for his first live show in two and half years, which will take place the next day in the Arena Di Verona, at the start of a European tour. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
Bob Dylan plays at Olympia Stadion, Munich, West Germany. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
Billy Joel earns the coveted Madison Square Garden Platinum Ticket for having sold over 250,000 tickets at the New York City venue.
Former Squeeze pianist Jools Holland begins a week as a guest VJ on MTV in the USA.
On her Fun tour, Cyndi Lauper plays at The Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
Stevie Wonder plays at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe.
Elton John plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Huey Lewis appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the USA.
Herbie Hancock wins in the categories for Best Concept Video, Most Experimental Video, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction and Best Editing at the first VMA Awards.
On their Grace Under Pressure tour, Rush play at Lake Placid, New York State, USA.
Bobby Womack plays at The Apollo, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
U2 play the first of two nights at the Apollo Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Diana Ross is playing during a week of shows at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Dio play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, supported by Queensyrche.
On their Condition Critical tour, Quiet Riot play at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
Avril Lavigne is born in Napanee, Ontario, Canada.
Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at CNE, Toronto, Canada.
The Bangles play the first of two nights at Scorgies, Rochester, New York State, USA, supported by Swingset.
BBC tv journalist Michael Buerk reports on the terrible famine that has hit Ethiopia, Africa. The dispatch subsequently airs on 425 stations around the world, and will lead Bob Geldof to organise the Live Aid event and the Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas?
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Polydor Records' Head Of Press, Johnny Black, visits Vangelis in his studio near Marble Arch, London, England, UK, Europe, to arrange a brief photo-session for The Observer newspaper. (See Johnny Black's diary entry, attached, for more details).
Iron Maiden play at The Ijsehal, Zwolle, Netherlands, Europe, supported by Motley Crue.
The Icicle Works play at Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at The Teatre Tenda, Bologna, Italy, Europe, supported by Motley Crue.
Level 42 play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
During a barbecue at singer Vince Neil's house, Mick Marrs of Motley Crue, full of Jack Daniels and a mix of brandy and Kahlua, takes a handful of Quaaludes, walks out into the surf and tries to drown himself. Members of the band spot him washed up on the beach and try to drag him back into the house.
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra plays at The Mermaid Theatre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet compete against each other in the BBC-1 tv show Pop Quiz, hosted by Mike Reid, in London, England, UK, Europe.
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