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Cliff Richard 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.
Steve Marriott plays at JB's, Dudley, 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.
Bruce Springsteen releases a new single, My Hometown, on CBS Records in the UK.
Artists United Against Apartheid release the album Sun City in the USA. Largely the brainchild of Little Steven Van Zandt, the artists involved include U2, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock and Gil Scott-Heron.
John Otway 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."
George Melly 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.
The Strawbs play at The Tunnel, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dady and Law Of The West.
Elton John 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.
Touring in support of their fourteenth album, The Chronicle Of The Black Sword, Hawkwind play at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Dumpy's Rusty Nuts.
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".
Hank Wangford plays at The Clarendon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
Curiosity Killed The Cat play at The Riverside, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Harper plays at The Hornpipe, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Wishbone Ash play at Spectrum Arena, Willington, Crook, County Durham, England, UK, Europe.
New Order 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.
Immaculate Fools play at Wye College, Ashford, England, UK, Europe.
Mr. Mister reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Broken Wings.
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Brighton-based band Live Sex release their debut LP, An Expression Of Faith, on Hopewell Records in the UK.
Blue Oyster Cult play at The Plahouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe, supported by Girlschool.
Cameo play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their Kick Over Apartheid tour, The Redskins play at Essex University, Colchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boothill Foot-Tappers.
Dr. Feelgood play at Nene College, Northampton, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits play the first of four nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Pogues 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.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release a double live LP, Pack Up The Plantation: Live!, on MCA Records in the UK.
The Cure play at Palazzo Dello Sports, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Beltane Fire release a new single, Captain Blood, on CBS Records in the UK.
Paul Haig releases a new LP, The Warp Of Pure Fun, on Operation Afterglow in the UK.
Savatage 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.
The single Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No38 during a three week run. Largely the brainchild of Little Steven Van Zandt, the artists involved include U2, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock and Gil Scott-Heron.
The Top Ten UK Indie Singles on this date are as follows:

1. Tiny Dynamite Cocteau Twins 4AD

2. Sub Culture New Order Factory

3. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? The Cramps Bigbeat

4. Revolution Chumbawamba Agitprop

5. Echoes In A Sahllow Bay Cocteau Twins 4AD

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 Rough Trade

10. The Battle Continues Conflict Mortarhate

The Climax Blues Band plays at The Cartoon, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.