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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.
At the 11th American Music Awards
in Los Angeles, California, USA, Michael Jackson
wins in seven categories, including Favourite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favourite Pop/Rock Album [Thriller], Favourite Soul/R'n'B Album. In addition he receives a special Award of Merit.
The Pretenders release their third album, Learning To Crawl, in the UK.
Trouble Funk play at The Roxy
, New York City, USA.
makes her first British appearance when tv show The Tube broadcasts from The Hacienda
, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The Factory All Stars (including Vini Reilly, New Order
's Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner and ACR's Donald Johnson) perform Shack Up, Confusion and Love Will Tear Us Apart. Morrissey
of The Smiths
release a new single, Illegal Alien / Turn It On Again on Virgin/Charisma Records in the UK.
play in the Alabamahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
New York City’s beloved Bottom Line
club celebrates its 20th anniversary.
plays at The Red Lion, Brentford, England, UK, Europe.
play at The General Wolfe, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Satan play at Shades, London, England, UK, Europe.
Diamond Head play at The Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Attila The Stockbroker plays at Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesborough, England, UK, Europe.
make a personal appearance at Shades, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, at 12.30pm.
The Balham Alligators
play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
' Britsh tour plays at the University of Reading, Reading, England, UK, Europe.
The Mystery Girls play at The Titanic, London, England, UK, Europe.
Anti-apartheid demonstrators stage a protest outside a hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania
, whose guests include Elton John
. They are angered that he has agreed to play a show in the controversial South African casino resort Sun City.
, Sex Beat and GeschlechtAKT play at The Savoy At The Junction, Tufnell Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Arts Centre, Poole, England, UK, Europe.
' British tour plays at Loughborough University, Loughborough, England, UK, Europe.
The videocassette The Making Of Michael Jackson
's Thriller, goes on sale in the UK with advance orders of 80,000 units.
Lawyers acting on behalf of Michael Jackson
obtain an injunction in New York City preventing the sale of unauthorized merchandise bearing his likeness.
On their End Of The Road
tour Status Quo
play the first of two nights at Trentham Gardens, Stoke On Trent, England, UK, Europe.
When Black Flag
play at Club Lingerie, Hollywood, California, USA, frontman Henry Rollins
has to disarm a knife-wielding fan in the front row.
Claiming that the hit single Ghostbusters plagiarises his song I Want A New Drug, Huey Lewis
and co-writer Chris Hayes file suit against Ray Parker Jr.
Billy Ocean reaches No1 in the Billboard
R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Caribbean Queen.
Icelandic post-punk band KUKL
play a gig at Eldorado in Paris, France, Europe. The show will be released in July 1985 as the live album KUKL A Paris 14.9.84
plays at The Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
And The Attractions play at The Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Husker Du, Regressive Aid and Dead Milkmen play at Friendship Station, Washington DC, USA.
Barclay James Harvest
play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe. (See Johnny Black's diary entry about this gig, attached)
begin a British tour at Tiffany's, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Polytechnic, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Bronski Beat play at The Palais, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.