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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.
On their Brothers In Arms tour, Dire Straits play the sixth night of a thirteeen-night stand at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Angel Witch play at The Rockhouse, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
Quirky hit-making duo Sparks release Change, their first new single for three years, in the UK.
Barry Manilow plays at Riverbend, Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.
Queen spend the last of three days rehearsing for Live Aid at The Shaw Theater, King’s Cross, London, England, UK.
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.
Colourbox 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.
Haze play at The Manchester Arms, Stockport, England, UK, Europe.
Santana plays at the Kingswood Music Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nico releases a new LP, Camera Obscura, on Beggars Banquet Records in the UK.
Alien Sex Fiend play at Clouds, Preston, England, UK, Europe.
Steve Arrington plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to prepare for his imminent appearance in the Live Aid Concert.
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The Skeletal Family play at The Gallery, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan, with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, rehearse in Wood's basement in New York City, USA, for their upcoming appearance at the Live Aid concert. Meanwhile, Mick Jagger rehearses with Tina Turner and the Hall And Oates band at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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".
On their Southern Accents tour, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at The USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, USA.