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Michael Jackson releases his Moonwalker video in West Germany.
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts play at Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
Patty Loveless marries record producer Emory Gordy in an intimate service in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
Blues singer and slide guitarist John Littlejohn records 29 Ways, Dream, My Head Is Bald, I'm Your Fool and other tracks at ACME Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the LP John Littlejohn's Blues Party - Chicago Blues Session Volume 13.
Lol Tolhurst, a founding member of The Cure, is ejected from the band, largely because his drinking habits have made him unreliable.
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When Dr John plays at Elaine's Club, New York City, USA, he is unexpectedly joined by Carly Simon on vocals, and Donald Fagen, formerly of Steely Dan, on guitar.
Alan Civil, one of the few classical players well-known to pop fans - because he played the horn in The Beatles' track For No One - dies aged 60 in London, England, UK, Europe.
Propelled by its use in the film Rain Man, Iko Iko by long-defunct UK girl-band The Belle Stars enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No14.
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Lullaby by The Cure enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No5.
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Clint Black releases his debut album, Killin' Time on RCA Records in the USA.
The Stone Roses release their eponymous debut album, on Silvertone Records in the UK.
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Johnny Cash plays at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Sonny Rodgers And The Cat Scratchers record Cadillac Baby and Big Leg Woman at Blue Moon Studios, South Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Jett Williams, the daughter of Hank Williams, meets the surviving members of her father's band The Drifting Cowboys. She will later start touring with them.
New Order is among the acts playing today at the Glastonbury Festival, East Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
Alan Jackson becomes the first artist to sign with the Arista Nashville record label in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The deal is also Jackson's first recording contract.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin plays at Jazzhus Slukefter in the Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Blues guitar legend Albert King plays at The Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Stereo MC's play at The Pleasuredome, Irvine, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Debbie Gibson begins her Electric Youth world tour at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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On the God Don't Like It tour, Danzig play at Mad Monk, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger play at Waterloo Village, Stanhope, New Jersey, USA.
Bob Dylan's 1975 album Blood On The Tracks finally earns a Platinum Disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Santana is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the 1974 album Borboletta.
Expose is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit single, What You Don’t Know.
On their Tough It Out tour, FM play at The Astoria Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Damaged Justice tour, Metallica play at Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Outlaws, Nor’Easters, Black Water Junction and The Old School play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band, which includes Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Rick Danko, Billy Preston, Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren plays at Molson C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Sandstone Amphitheater, Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
10,000 Maniacs play at The Sunrise Theater, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
On her Electric Youth tour, Debbie Gibson plays at the Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, California, USA, supported by Bros.
Diana Ross plays at Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Suffer tour, Bad Religion play at The Arena, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play at The Casper Events Center, Casper, Wyoming, USA.
Bob Dylan appears on the Chabad Telethon, KCOP-13 TV Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at The Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy, Europe.
On his Rei Momo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays the second of three solo shows at Roseland in New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Hill Auditorium, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Sinead O'Connor's debut album, The Lion And The Cobra, is certified as a gold disc in the USA by The RIAA.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at The Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
When I See You Smile by Bad English reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Stone Roses play at Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ten Years After play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nirvana play at The Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, Europe.
Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block is certified as a six-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
YuRi, a member of Girls' Generation, is born in Deogyang-gu, Goyang, South Korea, Asia.
On their Steel Wheels tour, The Rolling Stones play the last of three nights at the 16,000-seat Convention Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, the smallest venue on three-and-a-half-month trek across the United States and Canada.