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Anthony Davis' Episteme plays at The Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The National Orange Showgrounds, San Bernardino, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at The Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Bob Dylan appears at The Gershwin Gala in the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
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During a South American Tour, The Cure fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Lionel Richie plays at Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Freddie Mercury of Queen attends a concert by opera diva Montserrat Caballe in Covent Garden Opera House, London, England, UK, Europe.
Singing Cowboy Gene Autry becomes the first person to be honoured with five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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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For the first time, a compact disc of an album - The Art Of Excellence by Tony Bennett - is released before its vinyl counterpart.
European singing star Dalida, plagued by depression and a chaotic love life, commits suicide in Paris, France, Europe, with an overdose of barbiturates, leaving a note which reads, "Forgive me, life has become unbearable for me...". She had first found success in 1954 with her international hit single Bambina, and eventually sold over 85m records worldwide.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris reach No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA, with their cover version of To Know Him Is To Love Him. The song was written by legendary record producer Phil Spector.
R.E.M. play at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Happy Mondays play at The Hacienda club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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David Bowie plays at Stadio Comunale, Florence, Italy, Europe.
If I Was Your Girlfriend by Prince, with an androgynous lead vocal credited to his alter-ego 'Camille', peaks at No67 in the Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Chart.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the last of three nights at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at The Memorial Coliseum Complex, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their Third Stage Tour, Boston play the first of four nights at Brendan byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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At Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, Bob Dylan sets off on a joint mini-tour, just six dates, co-headlining with The Grateful Dead.
The Grateful Dead release their twelfth album, In The Dark, on Arista Records in the USA.
Joe Le Taxi by Vanessa Paradis reaches No1 in the French pop singles chart. The track, produced by her boyfriend, Lenny Kravitz will go on to become a massive international hit.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Lindsey Buckingham leaves Fleetwood Mac.
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R.E.M. release a new single, It's The End Of The World As We Know It, in the UK on IRS Records.
Before a show in Rochester, New York State, USA, Vince Neil of Motley Crue becomes angry at the absence of French's Mustard at the service table. He slams a bottle of Gulden's Dijon mustard against the wall, accidentally severing tendons, nerves, an artery and almost cutting a finger off his right hand. The show is cancelled and he is airlifted to a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
R.E.M. release the album Document, in the USA.
When a Cult gig in Vancouver, Canada, ends in a riot, vocalist Ian Astbury spends the night in jail, after staff members claim that he assaulted them.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play during five nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany having recently become the second most-requested song on radio in Chicago, Illinois, MCA Records now releases it nationally.
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Bob Dylan plays at The Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
U2's Joshua Tree tour plays at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, towards the end of the Temples And Flames tour. George Harrison is in the audience.
Pink Floyd play the second of two nights at The Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
The Fall play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Triffids end a British tour with a show at the Town And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Catch Me (I'm Falling) by Pretty Poison enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No8 during a fourteen week run on the chart. This will be their biggest hit single.
Reggae band Third World play at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA.
Uriah Heep, the first major Western rock band to perform live in Russia, play the fourth of ten nights at Olympijskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
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Following their arrest the previous night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and manager Doc McGhee are freed at 5am after their Japanese promoter Mr Udo convinces the miscreants to sign an apology. The pair had been arrested for violent and abusive behaviour aboard the Osaka to Tokyo Bullet Train.
Michael Jackson adds two more Wembley Stadium, London, shows to his upcoming UK visit. They sell out immediately, setting a new venue record of five full houses.
Bob Dylan's movie, Hearts Of Fire, is critically panned after its UK opening, and is generally regarded as one of the worst career moves he has made.
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