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play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
UK tv show Top Of The Pops
celebrates its 20th birthday. By a happy coincidence, two artists in this week’s chart, Paul McCartney
and Cliff Richard
, were also in the Top 20 for the first show. The show is also memorable as the first TOTP appearance of Frankie Goes To Hollywood singing Relax.
spend the third of seven days of recording in Reflections Sound Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Never having recovered from his 1975 heart attack, Jackie Wilson
passes away in a nursing home in New Jersey, USA.
Stephen Barker Liles is born in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. He will become a founding member of the band Love And Theft, known for its 2009 debut, Runaway, and for its 2012 hit Angel Eyes. He will also provide the inspiration for the Taylor Swift
song Hey Stephen (2008) on her album Fearless.
Linda McCartney is fined £75 for recently attempting to smuggle marijuana into the UK.
UK tour plays at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke, England, UK, Europe.
Queen’s new single, Radio Ga Ga, written by Roger Taylor, enters the UK singles chart at No4, and will peak at No2. This gives Queen the unique distinction of being the only group in which all four members have individually composed a top ten hit.
Satan play at Shades, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Higsons play at West Hall College, Watford, England, UK, Europe. Vocalist Charlie Higson will find greater success as a comedian, actor and novelist.
as female singer, David Coverdale as Sex Object, Ritchie Blackmore as guitarist, Phil Collins
as drummer and Boy George
as Wally Of The Yaer
The 1983 Readers' Poll in weekly pop paper Sounds in the UK, chooses Holy Diver by Dio as the best LP of the year,
David Vetter, the terminally ill child known as The Boy In The Bubble, dies at the age of 12 in Dobbin, Texas, USA. His plight provided the title for a Paul Simon
Riot Squad play at The Bierkeller, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
' UK tour plays at Brighton Polytechnic. En route, Morrissey
and Marr demand that their driver be replaced because they feel he is being over-familiar.
play the first of two nights at The Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
On the New Way Of Life tour, Prefab Sprout
and The Daintees play at The Dance Factory, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe.
, supported by Bronz, play at Victoria Hall, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
, supported by Bronz, play at The Liesure Centre, Crawley, England, UK, Europe.
of The Who releases a solo album, Parting Should Be Painless, in the UK.
plays at The Polytechnic, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
appears on the US tv show Late Night With David Letterman, in the NBC Studios, Rockefeller Centre, New York City. Liberace
appears in the same show.
And The Banshees play in Paris, France, Europe.
's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at The Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
's About Face tour opens at The National Stadium, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at The Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
Polygram's factory in Hanover, Germany, Europe, produces its 10 millionth compact disc.
marries Jill Tavelman, his girlfriend of the past four years, at the register office in Guildford, England, UK, Europe, followed by a blessing in the parish church at Shalford. Musical entertainment at the reception is provided by a band comprising Collins, Eric Clapton
, Led Zeppelin
's Robert Plant
and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum
. Guests also include Julian Lennon.
and the International Harvesters begin a North American arena tour in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Support act is Waylon Jennings
and Jessi Colter.
play the first of two nights in The Opera House, Austin, Texas, USA.
Chaka Khan reaches No1 on the UK singles chart with I Feel For You.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour
, Prince plays the second of three nights nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
, with John Cipollina, play at The Stone, San Francisco, California, USA.