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Last Christmas by Wham! is awarded a UK platinum single by the BPI.
Prince plays at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.
and his family fly to New York City, USA, on Concorde for a holiday.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour
, Prince plays the fourth of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour
, Prince plays the last of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The album Controversy
by Prince is certified as a platinum disc in the USA by the RIAA.
When The Del Fuegos when they play at the Rhinoceros Club, Greensborough, North Carolina, USA, they are joined by Bruce Springsteen
for a guest appearance.
plays the first of two nights at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Brantley Gilbert is born in Jefferson, Georgia, USA. He will find fame as a country music star, with major hits including Country Must Be Country Wide, You Don't Know Her Like I Do, Bottoms Up and One Hell Of An Amen.
play at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
Prince releases Take Me With U, the fifth US single from the Purple Rain album.
On the second part of their Happy In Flares tour, Doctor And The Medics
play at London School Of Economics, London, UK.
Foreigner reach No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with the big rock ballad, I Want To Know What Love Is, featuring guest performances by Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins and Jennifer Holliday.
plays at The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as support to standup Alan King.
At 5.30pm Greenwich Mean Time, We Are The World by USA For Africa is simultaneously broadcast by 5000 radio stations worldwide.
10,000 Maniacs arrive in London, England, UK, Europe, to begin recording their second album, The Wishing Chair, for Elektra Records
, with producer Joe Boyd. The band will also tour Europe.
Wham! play at Zhongshan Memorial Hall, Canton, China, Asia.
, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, opens at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway
, New York City, USA, where it will run for 1005 performances. Featuring music written by Roger Miller
, the play will go on to win seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
Nanna Oland Fabricus is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. She will find success as singer-songwriter Oh Land
Lily Rose Beatrice Allen is born in Hammersmith, London, England, UK. She will find success as pop/rock/dance singer-songwriter Lily Allen
Prince releases a new single, Paisley Park, in the UK.
, Kenny Ball and George Melly play at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, UK.
Roberta Peters with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, plays at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Rick Springfield plays in front of a capacity crowd at The Beaumont Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas, USA, supported by Til Tuesday.
Prince releases a new single, Pop Life, in the USA.
During the Nice
Jazz Festival, B.B.King, Joe Williams And The Count Basie
Orchestra, Panama Francis and The Savoy Sultans perform for the first of two nights in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
Donations to The Live Aid charity hit the £50m mark. The charity is aimed at alleviating the effects of famine in Ethiopia, Africa,
Marcus Jamal Hopson is born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find success as a rapper using the name Hopsin
Live Aid Concert organiser Bob Geldof
, lead singer of The Boomtown Rats, asks the US Congress in Washington DC, USA, to help with the distribution of food to the victims of famine in Africa.
Billed as The Four Horsemen, Metallica
play at Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley, California, USA.
play at The Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
begins several days of recording material for the album Knocked Out, Loaded, with Dave Stewart
at Church Studios in Crouch End, London, England, UK, Europe.
The single Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No21 during an eight week run. Dylan is among its superstar cast of vocalists.