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The Colourfield release a new single, Castles In The Air / Your Love Was Smashing, in the UK.
Yes Lets play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie And The Hotrods play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Speaking on BBC Radio One, Police drummer Stewart Copeland denies a report which had appeared a few days earlier in UK tabloid The Daily Mirror that the group has agreed to split up. Copeland asserts that the group is merely taking a "sabbatical" and "will certainly do another album".
Terry And Gerry play at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
Yeah Yeah Noh play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Albion Band plays at Waterman's Art Centre, Brentford, Middlesex. England, UK, Europe.
Boys Turn Blue play at The Red Lion, High Steet, Brentford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Wham! arrive in Peking, China, Asia, to begin a brief tour - the first ever by a Western pop band. On this day, they visit the Great Wall of China and are honoured with a banquet organised by the Chinese Youth Federation.
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The Life Ahead Corporation (including Jeremy Gluck, formerly of The Barracudas) release the 12" single The Rich man's Burden on The Trust label in the UK.
Buster James play at Woods Liesure Cente, Colchester, England, UK, Europe.
Haze release the LP Cellar Replay on Gabadon Records in the UK.
The Chevalier Brothers play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Queen fly from London to Auckland to prepare for their first ever shows in New Zealand, Oceania.
The Triffids release a 12" single, including the tracks Field Of Glass, Bright Lights Big City and Monkey On My Back, on Hot Records in the UK.
Harvey And The Wallbangers play at The Opera House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Journalist Neil Tennant quits Smash Hits magazine to pursue a full-time career with his new electronic pop duo The Pet Shop Boys.
Alone Again Or play at The Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe. The band will find much greater success after changing their name to The Shamen.
The Lloyd-Langton Group begins a British tour with a show at The Venue, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Tobruk play at Penny Farthing, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
John Otway plays at The Albany Empire, Deptford, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Nickelodeon.
Chelsea play at The Greyhound, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Hermits Of London.
Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, participates in a motoring competition on the BBC tv show Driving Force. He and his partner come second.
Paul Young plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Fuzztones release their debut LP, Lysergic Emanations, in the UK.
Yeah Yeah Noh play at The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Tears.
Graham Parker releases a new LP, Steady Nerves, on Elektra Records in the UK.