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The Korgis play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Everly Brothers' reunion special is broadcast on HBO in the USA.
R.E.M. spend the sixth of seven days of recording in Reflections Sound Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
In Barbados, Caribbean, West Indies, Paul and Linda McCartney are fined $100 each for possession of marijuana.
Duran Duran’s Sing Blue Silver tour plays at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Rockwell releases the album Somebody's Watching Me, on Motown Records in the USA. Michael Jackson is featured singing on the title track.
Madonna 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 also appears.
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Sweetheart Like You by Bob Dylan, peaks at No55 in the Billboard Singles chart in the USA.
Aztec Camera leader Roddy Frame turns 21.
Duran Duran begin a North American tour, sponsored by Coca Cola, in Calgary, British Columbia, Canada.
John Cooper Clarke plays at The Arts Centre, Washington, England, UK, Europe.
John Miles plays at The Polytechnic, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Curtis Mayfield plays at Dingwall's, Camden Lock, England, UK, Europe.
Attila The Stockbroker plays at Mad Hatters, Southport, England, UK, Europe.
Whitesnake play the second of two nights at Queens Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Jackie Lynton is playing during six nights at The Greyhound, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe.
At the Grammy Awards Ceremony in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Michael Jackson scoops a remarkable eight Grammies.
Ted Nugent, supported by Airrace, plays at The Odeon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
The rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap opens at cinemas in the USA.
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Chris Stein of Blondie enters Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, USA, suffering from a rare blood deficiency.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Fiat Lux play at Penny's, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays in Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine, USA.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Style Council play the first of two nights at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Billy Bragg.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys marries Mary Ann Helmandollar in Arizona, USA.
Bruce Springsteen joins the band Cats on stage at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, to play two songs with them.
US President Ronald Reagan presents Michael Jackson with a Special Achievement Award in a ceremony in the Garden of The White House, Washington, DC., USA The award recognises the imporatance of Jackson's participation in an advertising campaign aimed at discouraging the youth of America from drinking.
Barry Melton plays at The Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper reaches No1 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at The Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Jacksons enter the UK singles chart with State Of Shock, which will peak at No14, despite featuring vocals by both Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play the first of two nights at The Gaumont Theatre, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Fairport Convention's two-day long Cropredy Festival begins at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend are Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Richard Digance, Battlefield Band, Whippersnapper, The Oyster Band and Adrian Legg.
Lucky Star by Madonna enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
Iron Maiden release a new LP, Powerslave, in the UK.
Neil Young and Barclay James Harvest play in Frankfurt, West Germany, Europe.
Elton John plays at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their The Warning tour, Queenryche play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Neil Young and Waylon Jennings play at the Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Xmal Deutschland play at Danceteria, New York City, USA.
John Waite reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Missing You.
On their Condition Critical tour, Quiet Riot play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On her Fun tour, Cyndi Lauper plays at Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The music division of Thorn EMI reports a world-wide loss of $5m in the past six months.
Swingset play at Scorgies, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Iron Maiden play at L'Espace Tony Garnier, Lyon, France, Europe, supported by Motley Crue.
Prince ends the year with the second of two nights at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.