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Punk poet John Cooper Clark and ex-Velvet Underground vocalist Nico play at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia is caught freebasing in a car in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA, and is sentenced to enter a drug-aversion program and play a benefit concert.
Shout by Tears For Fears peaks at No 4 in the UK singles chart.
On the second part of their Happy In Flares tour, Doctor And The Medics play at The Escape Club, Brighton, UK.
Leonard Cohen plays at The Odeon, Birmingham, UK, in support of his album Various Positions.
The Pogues play at Keele University, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, opens at selected cinemas in the USA. It is said that Cher and director Peter Bogdanovich clashed during the making of the film.
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Bruce Springsteen begins his first ever Australian tour with five nights at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Michael Jackson makes a rare appearance in the UK to see his wax effigy being unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Dire Straits album Brothers In Arms debuts at No1 in the UK.
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Sting plays at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, Europe.
Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout writes the song When Love Breaks Down at his home in Consett, County Durham, England, UK, Europe.
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Simon Jeffes, leader of the Penguin Café Orchestra, dines at the Balzac Bistro, Shepherd's Bush, London, England, UK, Europe, with Austrian composer Hans Joachim Roedelius.
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Dead Or Alive play at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
All About Eve play at The Embassy Club, Bond Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Zeke Manyika And Dr. Love play at Lincoln College, Oxford, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Roaring Boys.
On their Brothers In Arms tour, Dire Straits play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Hank Wangford Band plays at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Armoury Show play at The Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes, England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Armoury Show play at The Laboratory, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Dave Howard Singers play at The Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Liberation Music Orchestra, The Paris Reunion Band, The John Warren Band, Loose Tubes, The Guest Stars and The Gail Thompson Trio play on the last of four days of a jazz festival at Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Dutch guitar innovator Wout Steenhuis dies of cancer, aged 62, in Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Angel Witch play at The Rockhouse, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
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.
When The Rolling Stones begin mixing their next album in Los Angeles, California, USA, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page drops in to overdub some guitar parts.
Thomas Mapfumo And Blacks Unlimited play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe, with special guests the Benjamin Zephaniah Band.
Haze play at Northampton Racecourse, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Seconds Of Pleasure play at The King's Arms, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Tina Turner plays at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Santana play at the County Fairgrounds, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Stone Roses assemble at Strawberry Studios in Manchester, England, UK, Europe, to make some recordings with producer Martin Hannett. The results will not be widely heard until they are collected on the bootleg, Garage Flower, in 1996.
Tina Turner plays at The Fairgrounds, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon nearly drowns when his boat, Drum England, sinks two miles off the Cornish coast in the UK.
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Jeff Beck releases a new album, Flash.
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Sting plays the fourth of five nights at The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins is awarded a triple platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Kinks play at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Sting plays at the Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal, Canada.
Close To Me by The Cure enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No24.
Bruce Springsteen plays the last date of his Born In The USA tour, at The Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Waterboys enter the UK Singles Chart with The Whole Of The Moon on Ensign Records. It will peak at No26 during a seven-week run on the chart.
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Sting's movie, Bring On The Night, featuring live concert footage from Paris, France, Europe, opens in the USA.
The album Single Life by Cameo is certified as a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
A Good Heart by Feargal Sharkey reaches No1 in the UK Singles Chart.
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David Crosby fails to turn up to answer drugs and firearms charges at a hearing in Dallas, Texas, USA, and goes on the run from the law.
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