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, leader of The Waterboys
, arrives in Dublin, Eire, to visit a friend. He decides he likes Ireland so much, he remains for five and half years.
The Red Wedge tour begins at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, featuring The Style Council, Billy Bragg
, Junior Giscombe and The Communards. Johnny Marr
of The Smiths
makes a guest appearance on stage with The Style Council.
Samuel Lloyd Duckworth is born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK. He will find success under his alter ego as the band Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly.
A combined world tour featuring Bob Dylan
with Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers begins in Athletic Park, Wellington, New Zealand.
's world tour with Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers plays at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
When Husker Du play at the 688 Club, Atlanta, Georgia, USA., Peter Buck of R.E.M.goes along to see them.
As yet unsigned pop songstress Tiffany
signs a contract with manager George Tobin, giving him absolute control over her career.
and the cast of tv comedy show The Young Ones reach No1 in the UK singles chart with a charity-fundraising parody of Cliff's hit Living Doll.
receives the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Founder's Award. Dylan's acceptance speech at Chasen's Restaurant, Los Angeles, California, USA, is broadcast by on CNN's Showbiz Today show.
EMI opens its first-ever CD manufacturing factory in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The album Parade by Prince is certified as a platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys goes on trial in Los Angeles
, California, USA, charged with distributing harmful material - an obscene poster in the band's album Frankenchrist - to minors.
opens her own theme park, Dollywood
, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA. It will go on to employ over 3,000 people, making it the largest employer in the community.
Andy Rourke, bassist with UK indie band The Smiths
, is arrested for heroin possession in Oldham, England, UK, Europe.
Fifty people are injured when gang violence erupts outside a Run-DMC rap show in Long Beach, California, USA.
When The Golden Palominos
play in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, their membership includes Michael Stipe, moonlighting from R.E.M.
begin recording a sixth album in London, England, UK, Europe, but the project is never completed.
Loose Tubes spend the first of two days recording the album Delightful Precipice for their own Loose Tubes label in London, UK.
plays at the B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with Tom Petty
And The Heartbreakers.
's self-produced album True Blue begins a five week stay at No1 in the USA, where it will eventually sell over five million copies. On the same day, Papa Don’t Preach reaches No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
release a new single, Fall On Me, in the USA on IRS Records.
Robert Emmet Chambers, Jr., later nicknamed the 'Preppie Killer', murders 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in Central Park, New York City, USA. The murder and subsequent events will provoke a huge media circus, and will become the subject matter for such songs as Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
by The Killers
and Eliminator Jr
. by Sonic Youth
Despite suffering badly with multiple substance abuse issues, Stevie Ray Vaughan
plays at The Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
During a European tour Stevie Ray Vaughan
And Double Trouble play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK. Vaughan, suffering multiple substance abuse problems, collapses onto the stage one point, and the remaining three weeks of the tour will be cancelled. Shortly after, Vaughan will go into rehab.
play at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by Bon Jovi
play the first of six nights at the 8,500 seat Lubileini Sports Arena, Leningrad, Russia.
play the second of six nights at the 12,000 seat Luzhniki Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
play the last of six nights at the 12,000 seat Luzhniki Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Queen release a video compilation, Who Wants To Live Forever, in the UK.
returns to the recording arena with a new single, This Is The World Calling.
play the first of two nights at The Wang Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Singer, vaudevillian, music hall performer, stage and film actress Beatrice Kay
dies in North Hollywood, California, USA, aged 79, after suffering a series of strokes.
reach No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with You Give Love A Bad Name.