On This Day

Year 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Awards in 1984

  • Jan 16 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win
  • Feb 28 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys
  • May 5 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • May 14 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
  • Jun 4 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win
  • Sep 14 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"
  • Oct 8 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins

Musicians Married in 1984

  • Feb 14 British singer Elton John (36) marries Renate Blauel at Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia; divorce in 1988
  • Mar 22 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England
  • May 5 American rock singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde (32) weds Scottish 'Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr (25), in a horse-drawn carriage in New York City; divorce in 1990

More Weddings & Divorces in Music