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is inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
tops the UK singles chart for the first time with I Should Be So Lucky, released by the independent PWL Records, because every major UK label turned it down.
enters the UK Pop Singles Chart where it will peak
at No5 during a ten-week run on the chart.
reaches No1 in the Billboard
Hot 100 Chart in the USA with his single, Never Gonna Give You Up.
It is revealed that Earl Falconer of UB40
is to face drink driving charges, following a fatal car accident which killed his brother five months earlier.
is in Townhouse Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London, England, UK, Europe, recording an incidental music track titled The Robbery for the Phil Collins
' film Buster.
Jessica Ellen Cornish is born in Redbridge, London, UK. After starting her music career as a songwriter, she will find success in 2010 as singer-songwriter Jessie J
plays at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
New Kids On The Block
audition for US pop star Tiffany in her dressing room, and earn themselves the opening slot on her upcoming tour.
Wishing Well by Terence Trent D'Arby reaches No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
On a brief visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, Bruce Springsteen
stops into the Maple Leaf Club and gets up on stage with local band Blues Department to play five songs. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Georgia, Roger McGuinn plays at The Uptown, where he is backed by a quartet of local musicians calling themselves The Southern Gentlemen. They are, in fact, R.E.M.
As part of the month-long Capital Radio Music Festival, Wet Wet Wet
play the second of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Liverpool-born bandleader Jack White
, who recorded for Parlophone
and Regal-Zonophone as well as making frequent live broadcasts on BBC Radio, dies aged 82.
, famed for his 1960s smash, If You Wanna Be Happy, dies of a heart attack in Spring Valley, New York State, USA.
Tommy Hammond, co-owner of Taking Home The Hits music store in Alexander City, Alabama, USA, is arrested for selling pornography. The merchandise in question is 2 Live Crew
's albums Move Something and Live Is What We Are, which are defined as pornographic by the state's obscenity statutes.
releases a new single, After Midnight, in the UK.
plays the first of two nights at Troy G. Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by The Alarm
play at Gentofte Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
arrives at Los Monteros Hotel
, Europe, to prepare for his first-ever Spanish concert, as part of his Bad World Tour
. He is travelling with an entourage of around 150 people including chefs, tailors, hairdressers and a medical team. His suite has had a dance floor installed especially for his visit.
David Lee Roth plays at Alpine Valley Music Theater, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA.
The Moody Blues
play a live show aboard a sightseeing tour boat circling the Statue of Liberty in New York City harbour, USA.
play at Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
play the first of two nights at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
With their popularity declining, Five Star's fourth album, Rock The World, peaks at a disappointing No17 in the UK album charts.
Papa Dee Allen, drummer for 70s funky-rock band War dies of an aneurysm while playing at the Talk Of The Town
, Vallejo, California, USA.
play at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.
plays at Moseley Folk Festival, Tanworth-in-Arden
Reggae star Peter Tosh is shot dead at home in Jamaica, Caribbean, after three men force their way into his house and demand money.
Don't Worry, Be Happy, the current No1 single in the USA by Bobby McFerrin
, is the first a capella track ever to reach that coveted pinnacle.
play at The Apollo, Manchester, UK.
play at the Pabellon De La Casilla, Bilbao, Spain, Europe.
release a new album, Green, in the USA on Warner Records.
, aka Vet Boswell, dies aged 88 in Peekskill, New York State, USA. She had found fame in the 1930s as a member of hugely influential jazz singing trio The Boswell Sisters
after moving to New Orleans.
Paul Jeffreys, a former bass player for Cockney Rebel, is among the passengers killed by a terrorist bomb on Pan Am flight 103 when it crashes near Lockerbie, Scotland, UK, Europe.