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Ozzy Osbourne plays at Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Cyndi Lauper becomes the first female singer since Bobbie Gentry to be nominated for five Grammy Awards (Best Album, Record, Song, Vocal Performance and New Artist).
At the 11th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Cal;ifornia, USA, Michael Jackson wins in seven categories, as well as receiving a special Award of Merit.
At the 11th American Music Awardsin Los Angeles, Michael Jackson wins in seven categories, including Favourite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favourite Pop/Rock Album (Thriller), Favourite Soul/R&B Album. In addition he receives a special Award of Merit.
Never having recovered from his 1975 heart attack, Jackie Wilson passes away in a nursing home in New Jersey, USA.
Many viewers are appalled when Morrissey of The Smiths appears on weekly UK music show Top Of The Pops wearing a deaf aid, which he does not need, while singing What Difference Does It Make? He later reveals that he had worn it to show solidarity with a deaf fan of the band.
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Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at Lawlor Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA.
John Miles plays at The Polytechnic, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
The Poison Girls play at The Carousel, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna’s debut album, Madonna, enters the Billboard Top 40 albums chart in the USA.
Johnny Osbourne, Misty In Roots, Orchestre Jazira and Mutabaruka play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The UNO Kiefer Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Steel Pulse play at The Marcus Garvey Centre, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe, with Black Roots.
Tina Turner plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
I.Q. play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
X play in the UK for the first time at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
The Clash play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Rods, Metallica and Exciter begin a British tour with a show at Victoria Hall, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys marries Mary Ann Helmandollar in Arizona, USA.
The Rods, Metallica and Exciter play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Wham! release a new single, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, on Epic Records in the UK.
Santo Pecora, who found success as a jazz trombone player, most notably with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Motley Crue.
Glastonbury Festival, a three-day eveny, begins at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, featuring The Waterboys, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, Joan Baez and Ian Dury. 35,000 people attend, paying £13 for the weekend's entertainments, plus a further 80 pence if they want a programme.
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On their End Of The Road tour Status Quo play the second of two nights at The Spa Pavilion, Bridlington, England, UK, Europe.
The Replacements play at The Cubby Bear Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elton John plays in Alpine Valley, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
U2 play at Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On their The Warning tour, Queensryche play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Bobby Womack plays at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their Condition Critical tour, Quiet Riot play at ASISU MiniDome, Pocatello, Idaho, USA.
Diana Ross plays at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Bobby Womack plays at the Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their Grace Under Pressure tour, Rush play the second of three nights at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her Fun tour, Cyndi Lauper plays at The Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
R.E.M. and The dBs play in USF Soccer Stadium, University Of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Let's Go Crazy by Prince tops the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
On her Fun tour, Cyndi Lauper plays at Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister is arrested after a gig at The Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, USA, because local parents have complained about 'profane and abusive language' being used during the show.
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The Cure play the second of two nights at The Kabuki Nightclub, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Cure play the second of two nights in The Opera House, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Cure play at The Michigan State Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Iron Maiden play at The Dominion Theatre, London, supported by Motley Crue.
Legendary reggae producer and artist Lee 'Scratch' Perry and The Upsetters play at Dingwalls, Camden Town, London, UK.
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