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Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in the USA.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of five nights in this month at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John jives with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, London, England, UK, Europe, to the sound of Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley And The Comets.
Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Big band leader, record producer and record company boss Archie Bleyer dies of Parkinson's Disease in Sheboygan, Michigan, USA. Bleyer's company, Cadence Records, boasted a roster including The Everly Brothers, The Chordettes, Andy Williams and The McGuire Sisters.
Wally Heider, founder of one of popular music's most celebrated recording studios, dies of lung cancer, aged 66, at the home of his daughter Laurie Lee in Santa Clarita, California, USA. Starting as a sound engineer in the 1940s, Heider worked with bandleaders including Woody Herman and Buddy Rich at his Hollywood studios. Later, after opening a San Francisco studio complex in 1969, he was instrumental in recording the San Francisco music scene, and worked with rock bands including Crosby, Stills And Nash, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane.
The Grateful Dead play in The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
It is reported that the UK's Press Council has told tabloid newspaper The Daily Star to remedy an inaccurate story about Elton John spending £4.5m on a house in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
Phish play at the Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.
Teddy Riley, founder of the style known as New Jack Swing, achieves his first chart entry in the USA as part of the group Teddy Riley And Guy, with My Fantasy.
Pink Floyd take over Docklands Arena in London, England, UK, Europe, to rehearse for their upcoming European tour.
Stone Roses play at The Polytechnic, Trent, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Charlatans.
While The Rolling Stones are in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, holding business meetings about their next album, drummer Charlie Watts floors Mick Jagger with a single punch for shouting "Is that my drummer boy? Why don’t you get your arse down here?" at 5am.
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Cliff Richard releases his 100th single, The Best Of Me, which goes on to become his 26th Top 3 entry in 30 years.
George Harrison releases a new single, Got My Mind Set On You, in the USA.
Vivian Carter, co-founder of influential Chicago-based 50's r'n'b label Vee-Jay Records, dies. Her label was the first to release recordings by The Beatles in the USA.
Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders promises not to make any more threats of violence against McDonalds, after the company brings its legal firepower to bear on her.
Pete De Freitas, who found success as drummer for Echo And The Bunnymen, dies in a motorcycle accident at Rugely, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Prince releases the soundtrack album to the movie Batman on Warner Bros Records in the USA.
The movie When Harry Met Sally goes on limited release in the USA. The film features a soundtrack by jazz singer and actor Harry Connick Jr.
Nesuhi Ertegun, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, dies aged 71 from complications following cancer surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, USA.
Love And Rockets is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album Love And Rockets.
Anderson Wakeman Bruford Howe (or Yes by another name) play at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Adam Clayton of U2 is arrested in the car park of The Blue Light Inn, Dublin, Eire, Europe, and charged with marijuana possession.
Gil Scott Heron and The Jazz Renegades play at The Towen And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
LL Cool J is awarded a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album Walking With A Panther.
Bob Dylan's 1975 album Blood On The Tracks finally earns a Platinum Disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Real Thing play at Tiffany's, Great Yarmouth, England, UK, Europe.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at the Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Atlantic Starr are the musical guests on the Pat Sajak Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
The Grateful Dead play at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at the Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Swans play at The Powerhaus, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jefferson Airplane play in The Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Yanni releases his fifth LP, Niki Nana, on Private Music in the USA.
First Strike, Euphoria, Hard Licks, Candy Striper Death Orgy and Paradox play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On his In Step Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
On his In Step Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
After a struggle with his addiction to crack cocaine, Cowboy (Keith Wiggins) of Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five dies at Elmhurst Hospital, New York City, USA.
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The Cure play in Houston, Texas, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the third of four nights at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan's album Oh Mercy enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6 during a seven-week run.
Eric Clapton finishes shooting a video for his upcoming single Pretending, in Los Angeles, California.
On his Rei Momo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays the last of three solo shows at Roseland in New York City, USA.
Run DMC play at The Metro, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
A Christmas Album by Amy Grant is certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, with guest arrtists including Dave Davies of The Kinks, Van Morrison, Brian May of Queen, Dave Edmunds, Stuart Adamson of Big Country and John Lodge of The Moody Blues.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at Palasport, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Alexander O'Neal plays during four nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.