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France introduces a new copyright law making provisions regarding the payment of royalties for home taping of audio and audiovisual works.
plays the first of two nights at Glasgow Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
is seriously injured when his Mercedes Benz goes out of control and crashes on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. Because his passenger is killed in the crash, Vandross is charged with manslaughter.
play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Hinds and Slotface play at Tomorrow Never Knows 2018 in Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Bears, including virtuoso guitarist Adrian Belew
, play at Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California, USA.
's world tour with Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers plays at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Jermaine Jackson releases a new LP, Precious Moments, on Arista Records in the USA.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
overdoses at a dealer's house in London, England, UK, Europe. The dealer allegedly tries to beat the life back into Sixx with a bat, then throws the unconscious rocker into a nearby dumpster.
The UK's Sun newspaper alleges that Suggs, vocalist with left-leaning 2 Tone band Madness, is a close friend of skinhead racist band Skrewdriver.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
and Double Trouble arrive in New Zealand for a performance at The Town Hall, Wellington.
Prince's film soundtrack album, Parade - Music From Under The Cherry Moon, enters the UK Albums Chart at No4, but will rise no further.
It is announced that Cleveland, Ohio, USA, has been chosen as the city where the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame will be built.
, Etta James
, Brother Jack McDuff, Shuggie Otis and others take part in a jam at the Marriot Hotel, Providence Rhode Island, USA.
Raising Hell by Run-DMC becomes the first rap album to be certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
When The Golden Palominos
play at the Milano Suono Festival, in Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy, Europe, their membership includes Michael Stipe
, moonlighting from R.E.M..
New York City hard rock station WAPP is replaced by a new radio station, WQHT HOT 103, which is the first in the city to program specifically Dance And Club music in the genre known as Freestyle. The first song played on HOT 103 is Point Of No Return by Nu Shooz.
enters the UK pop singles chart with Anyone Can Fall In Love
, which will peak at No4. The song is based on the Eastenders tv theme, written by Devizes-born Simon May
. The track is produced by Brian May of Queen.
Anotherloverholenyohead by Prince peaks at No63 in the Billboard
US Hot 100 Singles Chart.
No less than 450 projectors are used by Jean-Michel Jarre for his multi-media spectacular show, Rendezvous Lyons - A Concert For The Pope.
play the fifth of six nights at the 8,500 seat Lubileini Sports Arena, Leningrad, Russia.
instigates legal proceedings in London, England, UK, Europe, to prevent his former colleagues David Gilmour and Nick Mason from using the name Pink Floyd
The massive hit single Mull Of Kintyre by Paul McCartney
's band Wings is awarded double-platinum status in the UK by the BPI.
, Holly Johnson, Pete Wylie and The Icicle Works
contribute to the charity album Live In World, released today. Funds go to the Phoenix House charity for drug and alcohol addicts.
District Six play at Tim Mullen's, Swansea, Wales.