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Anthony Davis' Episteme plays at The Triangle Media And Performance Centre, Birmingham, UK.
Brand New Lover by Liverpool band Dead Or Alive enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart, where it will peak at No15 during a nine-week run.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at Logan Hall, London, UK.
Tony Destra who had been the drummer of two glam-metal bands, Britny Fox and Cinderella, dies at the age of 32, in a car crash following a concert performance in Philadelphia, USA.
Jazz guitarist Bola Sete, dies aged 63, at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, USA, of complications caused by pneumonia and lung cancer. He had worked with Dizzy Gillespie and Vince Guaraldi before pursuing a successful solo career.
During their Invisible Touch tour, Genesis play in The Orange Bowl, Miami, USA.
The Cure are rehearsing at Ferro Carril Oeste football stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, for a concert the following day.
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The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band makes its first public appearance at The Old Filmore, San Francisco, California, USA, at a benefit show to raise funds for legal fees for celebrated psychedelic poster artists Rick Griffin, Stanley Mouse and others.
The Cure play the second of two nights at Ferro Carril Oeste football stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
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David Bowie holds a press conference in the Players' Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Prince releases a new double album, Sign O' The Times.
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Shaka Zulu by Ladysmith Black Mambazo enters the UK album chart where it will peak at No34 during an eleven-week run.
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Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is in bed with his lover Vanity at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA, when he hears voices and people moving around in his bathroom. He starts shouting and fires a .357 several times through the bathroom door. Vanity barricades herself into another room until Nikki finally realizes what he heard was just the radio. Sixx then shoots the rest of the gun's rounds into his JBL speakers.
Sweden-based jazz trombonist George Vernon, who worked with the Harry Arnold Radio Band, The Lars Gullin Septet and Vernons Orkester, dies.
Eddie Rabbitt performs live for the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn in Washington, DC, USA.
On their Strange Behaviour tour, Duran Duran play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Randy Travis releases his second album, Always And Forever, on Warner Bros Records in the USA.
R.E.M. play at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Blues guitarist, vocalist and recording artist Robert Wilkins dies aged 91 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bandleader and recording artist Sammy Kaye dies of cancer in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA.
Michael Jackson publicly renounces the Jehovah's Witnesses faith.
Michael Jackson publicly renounces the Jehovah's Witnesses faith.
Terry Lightfoot And His Jazzband play at The Wyvern, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Pete KingAfter The Fire at the time of their biggest hit, Der Kommissar, dies of testicular cancer.
I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, a position it will hold for two weeks.
Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham leaves Fleetwood Mac. Mick Fleetwood [drummer, Fleetwood Mac] : After completing this album [Tango In The Night], Lindsey had left emotionally. He felt, `That's my last deed with Fleetwood Mac.' And I think he thought that everyone else thought the same - incorrectly. When he realized that we wanted with a fervor to tour, I got to loggerheads with him - not in a nasty way - but I said, `Lindsey, you're crazy. We should be out there working.' He tried his best to go on the road, and we started planning a tour on the premise that he would do a tour, but he changed his mind.
Singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald is born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland.
Bob Dylan spends the day with his sons Jesse and Samuel in Cairo, Egypt, before starting a European tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the first of five nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, to an audience of 38,000.
Metallica play at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the second of five nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, to an audience of 38,000.
The first edition of Dolly, a television variety show hosted by Dolly Parton, is aired on ABC in the USA. Guest stars featured in the series will include Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Tyne Daly, Bruce Willis, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Tom Selleck, the Neville Brothers, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Dudley Moore, and Oprah Winfrey.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the fourth of five nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, to an audience of 38,000.
Johnny Marr, formerly guitarist with The Smiths, begins rehearsals with The Pretenders prior to a tour of the USA supporting U2.
When Bob Dylan plays at the Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland, Europe, he has a realisation, "That night, it all just came to me. All of a sudden, I could sing anything." This will lead him to start his Never Ending Tour.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the first of three nights at Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan.
When Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers plays the first of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK, George Harrison is in the audience.
Christopher Breaux is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as r'n'b singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.
On the third leg of their Joshua Tree tour, U2 play at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The BoDeans.
George Michael releases his first solo album, Faith, which will win the Grammy Award for album of the year and sell 11m copies in USA alone.
A Grand Jury throws out a rape charge against David Bowie, resulting from a concert in Dallas, Texas, USA.
After members of the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, audience claim that vocalist Jim Reid of the Jesus And Mary Chain hit t hem with his microphone stand, the singer is arrested, then freed on $2,000 bail.
Dire Straits' album Brothers In Arms becomes the first in history to sell three million copies in the UK alone.
At Maidstone Crown Court, Maidstone, Kent, England, UK, Europe, former Clash drummer Topper Headon is jailed for 15 months after selling heroin to a man who subsequently died.
Folk/blues singer and songwriter Gerry Lockran dies following a heart attack, in London, England, UK, Europe. He had ceased performing in 1981 when a previous heart attack and stroke deprived him of the use of his left hand.
During a show at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses jumps off the stage into the crowd and assaults a security guard who has been manhandling an audience member. Rose is arrested, bringing the show to an end after just three songs.
The first picture CDs are issued by CBS, featuring Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, George Michael and Terence Trent D'Arby.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the ninth of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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The Pet Shop Boys score their third No.1 single in the UK with their version of the Willie Nelson composition Always On My Mind.
Billy Idol releases his latest single, Hot In The City, in the UK.