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Legendary jazz drummer Shelley Manne dies of a heart attack, aged 64, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Grace Under Pressure tour, Rush play at The Civic Center, Glen Falls, New York State, USA.
UK music paper Melody Maker reveals that the lyric of The Smiths' song Suffer Little Children, which refers to the grisly Moors Murders case, has resulted in a ban on their recordings in some UK shops.
The Monterey Jazz Festival begins in California, USA, with acts including The Johnny Otis Revue and Lionel Hampton.
On the Couldn't Stand The Weather Tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble play at Freedom Village, Greenville, Mississippi, USA, supported by Bo Diddley and The Robert Cray Band. This concert is part of the Delta Blues Festival.
On his Born In The USA tour, Bruce Springsteen plays the fourth of six (non-consecutive) nights at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their The Warning tour, Queensryche play at Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe.
Barclay James Harvest play at Stade de Penvillers, Quimper, France, Europe, supported by Rory Gallagher and Dan Ar Braz.
Barry Melton, John Cipollina, Peter Albin, Spencer Dryden and Will Scarlett play at Ruthie's Inn, Berkeley, California, USA.
U2 play the third of five nights at The Sports and Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
U2 enter the UK singles chart at No8 with Pride (In The Name Of Love).
Neil Young And The International Harvesters play at Charlie Starr's, Springfield, Ohio, USA.
It is announced that Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood has become the fourth best-selling UK single of all time.
Motorhead release the compilation LP No Remorse on Bronze Records.