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Big River, based on the Mark Twain novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1005 performances. Featuring music written by country-pop singer-songwriter Roger Miller, the play wins seven Tony awards, including Best Score.
Madonna reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Crazy For You.
The Alarm play during three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, supported by The Faith Brothers.
Queen play at Yoyogi Swimming Pool Auditorium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Gary Glitter plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
The Nightingales play at The Enterprise, Chalk Farm, London, England, UK, Europe.
Spear Of Destiny play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Blue In Heaven.
Magnum play at The City Hall, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
Richard Thompson plays at The Arts Centre, Southport, England, UK, Europe.
The Colourfield play at Leeds University, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms Tour plays the second of two nights at The Pioneer, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Europe.
Loose Ends play at The Pink Elephant, Luton, England, UK, Europe.
Working Week play at Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Monochrome Set play at The Venue, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Los Angeles-based soul/mod revival band The Untouchables play at The International, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Hardcastle begins five weeks at No1 in the UK with 19, one of the first hit singles to make extensive use of computer sampling technology.
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The Chameleons play the second of two nights at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Recently-formed band The Bears, including virtuoso guitarist Adrian Belew, play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Golden Rose Rock Festival, an eight day event, is taking place in Montreux, Switzerland, Europe. Artists appearing today include Bronski Beat, Huey Lewis And The News, Paul Young, Shakatak and Tears For Fears. The festival is filmed by BBC-tv for broadcast later in the year.
Snowblind play at The Red Lion, Gravesend, Kent, England, UK, Europe.
Lloyd Cole And The Commotions play at The Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Equators play at The Railway, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Dr. Hook (formerly Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show) play the last of three nights at The Night Out, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.