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The NME's annual chart points survey shows Frankie Goes To Hollywood dominating the 1984 charts with Relax and Two Tribes.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince plays the fourth of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Johnny Cash plays a gig in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
I Would Die 4 U by Prince peaks at No8 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles chart.
On their Love And Pride tour, hitmakers King, play at The 400 Club, Torquay, England, UK, Europe.
During a series of GLC-sponsored Concerts for The Unemployed, The Higsons, Terry And Gerry and Alan Gilbey play at The Town Hall, Barking, London, England, UK, Europe. Tickets cost £1.50 on production of a UB 40 registration card from the Department Of Employment, thus verifying unemployed status.
Madonna plays at the Music Fair, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the fourth of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Inca Babies play at The Porterhouse, Retford, England, UK, Europe.
The Stranglers play the fourth of five nights at The Dominion, Tottenham Court Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Chameleons play at The Ritz, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Alone Again Or play at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe. They will achieve greater success after they evolve into The Shamen.
The Geisha Girls play at The Pier Hotel, Cleethorpes, England, UK, Europe.
U2 appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the first time.
The Sisters Of mercy play at King George's Hall, Blackburn, England, UK, Europe.
Howard Jones plays at Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Smiths play at The Derngate Centre, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Leona Lewis is born in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chariot play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Split Crow.
John Coughlan's Diesel Band plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK.
The Albion Band plays at Waterman's Art Centre, Brentford, Middlesex. England, UK, Europe.
The Hank Wangford Band plays at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Lloyd-Langton Group plays at The Polytechnic, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Splodgenessabounds play at Adam And Eve's, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Los Angeles-based soul/mod revival band The Untouchables begin a British tour with a show at The TV Club, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Dr. Feelgood, John Otway and Partners In Crime play in a benefit show at the Thame Sports And Arts Centre, Thame, Oxfordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Los Angeles-based soul/mod revival band The Untouchables play at The University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Misty In Roots play at London University Union, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play the last of three nights at The Night Out, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Crazy For You.
At a Motown Records celebration in New York City, USA, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson both duet with George Michael.
The Battle of the Beanfield erupts near Cholderton, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, when police divert a travelers' convoy bound for Stonehenge festival. Five hundred travelers and festival-goers are arrested. The Levellers will write their 1991 song The Battle Of The Beanfield, inspired by the event.
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The Men They Couldn't Hang, Skiff-Skats, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis, Georgie Fame and others play at London University Union Festival, London University, London, England, UK, Europe.
Zeke Manyika And Dr. Love play at Lincoln College, Oxford, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Roaring Boys.
Miriam Makeba plays at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Zeke Manyika And Dr. Love, The Ruby Turner Band, Slim Gaillard, The Deep Sea Jivers and others.
Prince releases a new single, Pop Life, in the USA.
Country music singer-songwriter and actor Adam Gregory is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He will chart several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two which will also be Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the USA.
Eric Clapton arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to prepare for his imminent appearance in the Live Aid Concert.
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Dislocation Dance play at Band On The Wall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
A report in the South China Morning Post states that popular Hong Kong singer Connie Mak has been advised to cancel her upcoming concert in Peking, China, Asia, because of fears of crowd violence. In May 1985, Hong Kong defeated China 2-1 in a world cup qualifying football match and there are fears of anti-Hong Kong sentiments. Country star John Denver, who had been in Peking recently, confirms that China's Central Television was concerned about crowd control at an open-air concert he had been planning.
Haze play at The Fairford Club, Cirencester, England, UK, Europe.
At the invitation of poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Bob Dylan makes an unannounced appearance, singing Blowin' In The Wind, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall and The Times They Are A-Changin', at the 12th World Festival of Youths and Students, at Lenin Stadium, Luzhniki Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia.
Haze play at The Granary, Bristol, UK, Europe.
Tears For Fears reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Shout.
1950s stars Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins are in American Sound Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, completing work on a new album. Also participating in today's session are John Fogerty, Ricky Nelson, June Carter, The Judds, Dave Edmunds and others.
Barry Manilow plays at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Cure play at The Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA.
The Cure play at First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
UB40 play the first of two nights at The Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Simply Red.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.