1983 Columbia Records releases "An Innocent Man", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's ninth studio album
1984 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
1986 Texas paroles American rock singer David Crosby from state prison, 5 months into his 5 year prison sentence for drug and weapons convictions; he credits the respite with helping him to break his cocaine addiction
1988 Rap group N.W.A. release their debut studio album "Straight Outta Compton"