1986 – Tina Turner is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1986 – In Long Beach, Calif., Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, and Mick Fleetwood perform at a concert billed Get Tough on Toxics. We have a feeling it didn’t have anything to do with the (former) contents of their medicine cabinets.
1986 – At London’s Townhouse, Bob Dylan records the soundtrack to Hearts of Fire.
1986 – Higher Love (Steve Winwood) was a hit today in rock history! Person Steve Winwood Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1986 – A riot between rival gangs erupts at a Run DMC concert in Long Beach, Calif., seriously injuring 42 people.
1986 – A Run-D.M.C. concert in Long Beach, Calif., also becomes a battleground for two rival gangs and 42 people are hurt. Rap’s live rep suffers a blow and the group is subsequently barred from many venues.
1986 – Jerry Lee Lewis’ 23-year-old wife, Kerry, announces she is pregnant. Not so unusual, except the couple are in the process of getting divorced. They decide to stay together instead. The boy is later named Jerry Lee Lewis III.
1986 – Monkee mania as the band’s first four LPs re-enter the Billboard albums chart.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Papa Don’t Preach,” Madonna.
1986 – David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is released from prison after serving time for drug and weapons charges.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Glory of Love,” Peter Cetera. Cetera was a member of the group Chicago until 1982.