1984 – Linda Ronstadt makes her operatic debut in “La Boheme” in New York.
1984 – Wells Kelly, drummer for Orleans on their hits “Still The One” and “Love Takes Time” was found dead from asphyxiation in front of the front door of where he was staying while on tour with Meatloaf. He was 35.
1984 – Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne become the proud parents of a daughter, Kelly. Kelly will later launch her own singing career off the success of the reality TV show The Osbournes, and enjoys a UK No. 1 with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes.”
1984 – Bishop Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1984 – Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, his 7th US No.1, also No.1 in the UK.
1984 – U2 scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’ The album was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and featured the single ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love’).
1984 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” Stevie Wonder. The song from the Gene Wilder film “The Woman in Red” wins an Academy Award.