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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1985

Musical Events Making the News in 1985


Monday 8th July 1985
"Playboy" and "Penthouse" magazines went on sale containing nude pictures of Madonna.

 
Saturday 13th July 1985
The Live-Aid concerts organised by Bob Geldof were held in London and Philadelphia to help the crisis in Africa.

 
Saturday 10th August 1985
Michael Jackson pays $47.5 million for the ATV music catalog, which includes 251 Lennon/McCartney songs.

 
Sunday 11th August 1985
Duran Duran's lead singer Simon LeBon's boat capsizes off the English coast during a race. He's rescued by the Royal Navy after he spends 40 minutes trapped in an underwater air pocket.

 
Sunday 13th October 1985
The B-52's guitarist, Ricky Wilson, dies from complications from AIDS.

 
Sunday 24th November 1985
Singer Big Joe Turner dies of a heart attack.

 

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