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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.
I Would Die 4 U by Prince peaks at No58 in the UK singles chart.
The Pogues play at Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood play the second of two nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Leona Lewis is born in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Lloyd-Langton Group plays at The Pink Toothbrush, Rayleigh, England, UK, Europe.
Steve Marriott plays at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 by Queen is certified by the BPI as a double platinum album in the UK.
Sky play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
XMAL Deutschland play at at Bradford University, Bradford, England, UK, Europe.
It is announced that Mark Ellen is standing down as editor of Smash Hits magazine in the UK, and will be replaced by Steve Bush.
U2 play at The Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
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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Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On her very first live tour, The Virgin Tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA. The show had made history by selling 19,000 tickets in 35 minutes.
Gil Scott-Heron plays at Glasgow Pavilion, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Triffids play at The Crystal Goblet, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
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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The Levellers play at Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London, England, UK, Europe, with The Mud Men and others.
Jazz trumpeter Dick Vance dies aged 70 in New York City, USA. Vance worked with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra from 1936 until 1938, before joining Chick Webb's Big Band in 1939, then moving on to play with Charlie Barnet, and Don Redman. Vance also wrote musical arrangements for numerous orchestras including those of Duke Ellington, Harry James, Cab Calloway and Earl Hines.
Morr issey Mullen play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Colourbox release a new single, The Moon Is Blue, on 4AD Records in the UK. As an incentive to buy it, the single comes with a free LP, but the ploy is not successful.
Alabama play at Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Your Dinner play at Earthmovers, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Stress release a six-track mini album, The Big Wheel, on Adventures In Reality Records in the UK.
O'Chi Brown releases a new single, Why Can't We Be Friends, on DBM Records in the UK.
Legendary rock guitar virtuoso Roy Buchanan plays at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.
Go! Service play at the 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe, with The Gents.
William Perryman, the blues and r'n'b pianist known to early rock'n'roll aficionados in the USA as Piano Red or Doctor Feelgood, dies of cancer aged 73 in Dekalb General Hospital, Decatur, Georgia, USA.
Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger celebrates his 42nd birthday with a bash at The Palladium Club, New York City.
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts play at Whites, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Vitamin Z play at The Victoria, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Tina Turner plays at The War Memorial, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Sting begins a three-month long North American tour with a gig at The State University Amphitheater, San Diego, USA.
The Untouchables play at Camden Palace, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Sites Of Scottish Cultural Significance tour, Jesse Rae plays at The Community Centre, Nairn, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Davincis play at The Fire Station, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Pendragon play at The Red Lion, Gravesend, England, UK, Europe.
King Kurt play at The Wood Liesure Centre, Colchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their Ultimate Silly Tour, Haze play at Bogies Club, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
1950s stars Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins move from Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, to American Sound Studio, where they continue recording a new album, Class Of '55.
The Cure play at The Civic Center, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Jeffrey Lee Pierce begins a British tour with a show at The Underground, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Moonbats.
The Communards play at The Shaw Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Harvey And The Wallbangers play at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, England, UK, Europe.
Van Morrison plays at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
George Benson plays the first of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Propaganda play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Level 42 play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Pete Townshend of The Who is among the celebrities taking part in the Oxfam National Fast in the UK, to raise awareness of worldwide famine.
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