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, 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.
arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to prepare for his imminent appearance in the Live Aid Concert.
The Communards play at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by In Tua Nua and The Mint Juleps. Entrance to the gig is by invitation only, with tickets being distributed to youth organisations and clubs, as well as some being allocated to the unemployed.
play at The Manchester Arms, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Rockhouse, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
release a new single, The Moon Is Blue
, on 4AD Records in the UK. As an incentive to buy it, the single comes with a free LP, but the ploy is not successful.
Country music singer-songwriter and actor Adam Gregory is born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He will chart several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two which will also be Top 40 hits on the Billboard
Hot Country Songs chart in the USA.
Rock mogul Don Arden slaps a $1.5m lawsuit on Ozzy Osbourne
claiming that Ozzy is trying to re-form Black Sabbath
. The suit will fail.
Tears For Fears
release a statement to the effect that they will not be taking part in tomorrow's Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, because of "the sudden departure of two of our group members".
plays at the Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Quirky hit-making duo Sparks
, their first new single for three years, in the UK.
Nico releases a new LP, Camera Obscura, on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK.
Queen spend the last of three days rehearsing for Live Aid at The Shaw Theater, King’s Cross, London, England, UK.
On their Southern Accents tour, Tom Petty
And The Heartbreakers play at The USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, USA.