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is playing during four nights at The International Centre, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
King Kurt play at The Civic Hall, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
While promoting their compilation album Songs To Learn And Sing
, Echo And The Bunnymen
play the last of three nights at SFX, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by That Petrol Emotion.
plays at Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sting plays the second of two nights at Teatro Tenda, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Pendragon play at The Granary, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
UK music paper Sounds reports that New Model Army
have lost their appeal against being refused a work permit for the USA. The US Immigration Department in New York City has simply reiterated its original assertion that the band has "no artistic merit."
And John Chiltern's Feetwarmers play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Clive Gregson Band plays at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Rhythm Sheds.
The Higsons play at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
Andy Fairweather Lowe and The Dominators play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Tunnel, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dady and Law Of The West.
plays at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
English anarcho-punk band Conflict
plays at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Wet Wet Wet
play at The Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by The Painted Word.
The Halleymites release a new single, We Are The Halleymites
, on Red Bus Records in the UK. The single includes a free book and cassette by astronomer Patrick Moore, entitled The Story Of Halley's Comet. According to the record company PR-flak, Halleymites are "happy-go-lucky creatures which inhabit the comet and have never known trouble and coflict." The track was produced by Billy Lawrie, brother of pop singer Lulu so, in all likelihood, The Halleymites was a manufactured studio-only band created especially to cash in on the imminent 1986 arrival of Halley's Comet.
It is reported in the UK music press that guitarist Billy Zoom has left Los Angeles punk band X
to "pursue a technical design project".
plays at The Clarendon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
Curiosity Killed The Cat play at The Riverside, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
plays at The Hornpipe, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
play at Spectrum Arena, Willington, Crook, County Durham, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Fulcrum Centre, Slough, England, UK, Europe.
English anarcho-punk band Conflict
is reported to be involved in a dispute with the Vice Squad and the Post Office, after packages sent by the band (containing their latest single, The Battle Continues, lyric sheets and t-shirts) were passed to the police by the Post Office in Islington, London, England, UK, Europe. The band has been advised that "it is an offence to send subversive material through the post." The band had always been outspoken regarding issues such as anarchism, animal rights and the anti-war movement and a number of their gigs during the 1980s were followed by riots and disturbances.
The Wolfhounds play at The Enterprise, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Wedding Present.
Haze play at The Blue And Gold Club, Kings Lynn, England, UK, Europe, supported by Mournblade.
Mr. Mister reach No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Broken Wings.
On their Kick Over Apartheid tour, The Redskins
play at Essex University, Colchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boothill Foot-Tappers.
play at Nene College, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
play the first of four nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
play at Surrey University, Guildford, England, UK, Europe.
TV Personalities play at The Dovecote Arts Centre, Stockton On Tees, England, UK, Europe, supported by Icy Eye.
play at Palazzo Dello Sports, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
release their debut LP, Sirens
, on Music For Nations in the UK. It had been released two years earlier in the USA.
It is announced that The Playn Jayn
has split up, with brother Mike Jones and Nick Jones planning to form a new band.
1. Tiny Dynamite Cocteau Twins
2. Sub Culture New Order
3. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? The Cramps
4. Revolution Chumbawamba Agitprop
5. Echoes In A Sahllow Bay Cocteau Twins
6. It Will Come The Woodentops Rough Trade
7. Let Them
eat Bogshed Bogshed Vinyl Drip
8. Rain The Cult Beggars Banquet
9. Winds Of Change Robert Wyatt
10. The Battle Continues Conflict Mortarhate
The Top Ten UK Indie Singles on this date are as follows:
The Climax Blues Band plays at The Cartoon, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.