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On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Long Beach Convention And Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California, USA.
Flambouyant pianist Liberace dies from AIDS in Palm Springs, California, USA, aged 67.
Popular singer Dorothy Squires is declared a "vexatious litigant", by The High Court in London, England, UK, Europe, preventing her from commencing any further frivolous legal actions without the permission of the Court. Her long history of suing people was considered excessive.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at Chicago Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
At Joe Louis Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA, Bob Seger finishes what he claims will be his last tour ever.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Cure arrive in Beunos Aires, Argentina, South America, where they are to begin a South American tour.
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The Cure play the second of two nights at Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil, South America.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Cure play the first of two nights at Maracanazinho, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan spends the second of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Sweden-based jazz trombonist George Vernon, who worked with the Harry Arnold Radio Band, The Lars Gullin Septet and Vernons Orkester, dies.
Michael Hobby is born in Greenwood, South Carolina, USA. He will become lead singer for southern country-rock band A Thousand Horses, which will score a hit in 2015 with its first country single, Smoke.
Michael Samuel Kiwanuka is born in Muswell Hill, London, England, UK. He will find success as soul-oriented singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka.
When David Crosby marries Jan Dance, guests include Stephen Stills, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Paul Kantner, Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon. At the same ceremony, Graham and Susan Nash renew their vows on their tenth anniversary.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Blues guitarist, vocalist and recording artist Robert Wilkins dies aged 91 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the last of three nights at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A bid of $50,000 by Michael Jackson to buy the remains of the Elephant Man, John Merrick, is rejected.
Turk Murphy, trombonist and bandleader known as the "gentle giant of jazz" dies of cancer, aged 71, at his home in San Francisco, California, USA.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at The MetroCentre, Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Virtuoso jazz, r'n'b and rock guitarist Linc Chamberland dies of leukemia, aged 46, in New York City, USA.
Barclay James Harvest, Blue Oyster Cult, Meat Loaf, Nils Lofgren and Status Quo play on the second day of the Out In The Green Festival, Bosenbachstadion Stadium, St. Wendel, Germany, Europe.
On their Third Stage Tour, Boston play the last of three nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Following a string of arrests on drugs and firearm charges, reggae star Gregory Isaacs has his US visa revoked, and is expelled from the Jamaican Federation of Musicians.
Al Jarreau plays at The Starwood Amphitheatre, Nashville, Tennessee, 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 three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Kylie Minogue's recording career begins when her cover version of the 1962 Little Eva hit The Loco-Motion begins the first of seven weeks at number one in her native Australia.
Prestige, a booking agency owned by Miles Copeland, serves a writ on British band The Primitives, alleging that the group broke its contract with the agency by doing a gig at Guildford University, Guildford, England, UK, Europe, as a benefit show, thus depriving the agency of its anticipated £400 booking fee.
Shortly after Rick Vito and Billy Burnette join the band, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac invites both to her home in Los Angeles, California, USA. This date is chosen because it is part of The Harmonic Convergence - the world's first globally synchronized meditation, and Nicks hopes that a meeting on this day will bring them good fortune in their new endeavour.
Madonna plays the first of three nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The second day of the UK's three-day long Reading Festival features Status Quo, Magnum, Bad News, Georgia Satellites, Lee Aaron and M.G.M. Tickets cost £12.50
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the fourth of five nights at The Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Cure play at the Ice Rink, Whitley Bay, England, UK, Europe.
BBC tv's Omnibus arts programme transmits its special Bob Dylan edition, entitled Getting To Dylan, in the UK.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the first of five nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, to an audience of 38,000.
The Smiths release the album Strangeways Here We Come, in the UK.
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On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Nagoya-Shi Sōgō Taiikukan, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the first of three nights at The Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
The Christians enter the UK albums chart with their debut album, The Christians, which will peak at No2 during a 68-week run.
Elvis Costello plays in Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The O'Kanes record If I Could Be There, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for Columbia Records.
Beastie Boy Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horowitz is acquitted in Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, of causing actual bodily harm to a fan during a riot following their recent concert in that city.
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Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays to an audience of 45,000 at Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Durutti Column release their new album The Guitar And Other Machines on Digital Audio Tape in the UK, despite the fact that DAT players are not yet being marketed to the British public.
The Def Jam Tour, hip-hop's first package event, comes to an end at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The album Whitesnake by Whitesnake is certified as a four-times platinum disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
John Mellencamp performs two free shows in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio, USA, after one-fifth of the population sign a petition asking him to play.
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