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Last Christmas by Wham! is awarded a UK platinum single by the BPI.
On his his 97-date Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the first of five nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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Like A Virgin by Madonna peaks at No3 on the UK singles chart.
George Harrison attends a private screening of the Handmade Films movie A Private Function, in London, England, UK, Europe.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the second of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Deep Purple and Guiffria play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, earning a gross of $185,173 SRO.
On the Purple Rain tour, Prince And The Revolution play the last of six nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wham! reach No1 in the Billboard US album charts with Make It Big, and on the same day The Smiths reach No1 in the UK Indie charts with How Soon Is Now.
When The Smiths play at the Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset, England, UK, Europe, vegetarian vocalist Morrissey flees the stage after being hit in the face by a string of sausages thrown by a member of the audience.
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Sonic Youth play a memorable set at The ICA, London, England, UK, Europe.
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U2 play at The University Of Illinois Pavillion, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prince wins the Best Original Score Oscar for his movie Purple Rain at the Academy Awards.
Approaching the end of his Purple Rain tour, Prince issues a statement that he is about to stop live performances.
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Wiltshire anarcho-punk band The Subhumans spend the last of five days recording their third and last album, Worlds Apart, for Bluurg Records.
The Washington Wives' music censorship pressure group Parents Music Resource Center [PMRC] petitions the music business to introduce a rating system to warn buyers about violent or sexually explicit lyrics. [censorship]
Bob Dylan releases the album Empire Burlesque, in the UK on CBS Records.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, at cinemas in Japan, Asia.
Marilyn releases his debut LP, Despite Straight Lines, on Phonogram records in the UK.
The Ramones play at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
The Levellers play at Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London, England, UK, Europe, with The Mud Men and others.
The Textones play at The Purple Haze Club, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Mungo Jerry play at Bishop's Park Theatre, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Billy Bremner band plays at The Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Liverpool band Dead Or Alive enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11 during an eleven-week run.
The NME (New Musical Express) reports that the London-based Sid Presley Experience has finalised its new line-up, consisting of Peter Coyne (vocals), Chris Coyne (bass), George Mazur (drums) and guitarists Mike Gibson and Kris Dollimore.
Splodgenessabounds play at The Saxon Tavern, Catford, London, England, UK, Europe.
King Kurt play at The Underground, Croydon, London. England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
The Lucy Show play at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Southern Accents tour, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play at The Spectrum De Montreal, during the Festival International De Jazz Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Stevie Ray Vaughan plays a live show in Paris, France, Europe.
Alien Sex Fiend play at Croydon Underground, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Barry Manilow plays at Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Arguably the most outrageous, over the top performer of the swing era, bandleader Kay Kyser, known as The Ol’ Professor Of Swing, dies in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, aged 79.
Buddy Curtess And The Grasshoppers play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins is awarded a triple platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Sting plays the first of three nights at The Greek Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bidding re-opens in a public auction at Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, for film and TV rights to life story of Marvin Gaye.
Jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones, who had worked with Miles Davis, Bill Evans and others, dies of a heart attack in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Accept play in Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
On the Born In The USA tour, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, California, USA.
The Triffids play at the Klub Foot, Hammersmith, London, UK.
The biographical drama movie Mask, starring Cher, opens at cinemas in Taiwan, Asia.
Stevie Wonder reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Part-time Lover, making it the first song ever to top America, pop, R’nB, adult contemporary and dance/disco charts.
Under A Raging Moon, a solo album by Roger Daltrey of The Who enters the UK albums chart at its peak, No52.
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Starship reach No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with We Built This City.
Cliff Richard is playing during four nights at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Big Joe Turner dies of a heart attack in Inglewood, California, aged 74.