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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.
Orchestre Jazira play at Wilkie House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Bruce Springsteen plays at San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy, Europe.
New Model Army play at The Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes, England, UK, Europe.
The Playn Jayn play at JB's Club, Dudley, England, UK, Europe, supported by Room 101.
The Revillos play at Queen Margaret College, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, with James King And The Lone Wolves, Tom McEwan abd Single File.
German MOR bandleader Bert Kaempfert dies aged 56 in Majorca, Europe. Among many other achievements, Kaempfert was the first man to professionally record The Beatles.
Roaring Boys play at Whitelands College, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Poison Girls, Abacush, The Blubbery Hellbellies, African Connexion and Sumo Sumo play at the Music Day, in Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London, Eng;land, UK, Europe.
Marc Riley And The Creepers play at The Stars And Stripes, Carlisle, England, UK, Europe.
Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, UK, attracts 40,000 fans who pay £16 each to see Echo And The Bunnymen, Aswad, Joe Cocker, Style Council and The Boomtown Rats. A souvenir programme costs a further 90p. By 1985, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis’s Worthy Farm has become too small to accommodate the festival so the neighbouring Cockmill Farm land is bought, adding 100 acres to the site. £100,000 is raised for CND and local charities.
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A Cliff Richard video, directed by cinema's enfant terrible, Ken Russell, for the song She's So Beautiful, is completed in the Lake District, England, UK, Europe.
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Todd Rundgren's Utopia release a new single, Mated, on Food For Thought Records in the UK.
Barbara Dickson plays at The New Victoria Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
Mathilde Santing releases a new single, Too Much / Broken Hearts on WEA Records in the UK.
Echo And The Bunnymen play at The International, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik play at The Electric Screen, Portobello Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Hollies play at The Liesure Centre, Crawley, England, UK, Europe.
The Housemartins play at The Elvenholme, Scarborough, England, UK, Europe.
Malopoets release the LP Malopoets on EMI America in the UK.
Yngwie Malmsteen releases a new single, See The Light Tonight, on Polydor Records in the UK.
The Balham Alligators play at The Cottonwood Cafe, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Triffids play at The Crystal Goblet, Shrewsbury, England, UK, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at Kingswood Amphitheater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Kursaal Flyers play at The Royal Hall, Bognor, England, UK, Europe.
King Kurt play at The Heathery Club, Wishaw, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Higsons play at Middlesex Polytechnic, Trent Park, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Larks.
Thrashing Doves play at Christchurch College, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
A new music/style show, Swank, starts on Channel 4 tv in the UK, featuring Captain Sensible, Alison Moyet and Helen Terry. The show is presented by Dawn French.
George Melly And The Feetwarmers play on the Portsmouth Festival Jazzboat, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Miami Sound Machine release a new single, Conga, on Epic Records in the UK.
Wishbone Ash play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Membranes play at Fyrish House, Alness, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Damned play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Fuzztones.
Slim Gaillard plays at The West End Centre, Aldershot, England, UK, Europe, with Mara and The Dave Wickens 2.
Here And Now play at The Royal Holloway College, Egham, England, UK, Europe.
Winston Reedy plays at Dingwall's, Camden Lock, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Smiths play at Kaiser Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA.
Chariot play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Danielle Dax plays at The Tom Allen Centre, Stratford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Juice On The Loose play at The Bull And Gate, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Flying Pickets, The Hank Wangford Band, The Deep Sea Jivers, Pookiesnackenburger and others play in a free street party at St. Katherin'es Dock, London, England, UK, Europe.
A Certain Ratio play at The Hoochie Coochie, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Men They Couldn't Hang play at Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant is born in New York City, USA. She will find fame as Lana Del Rey.
Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich play at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mai Tai release a new LP, History, on Virgin Records in the UK.
Hugh Masekela releases a new single, Lady, on Jive Records in the UK.
Terry And Gerry play at Durham University, Durham, England, UK, Europe.
Skeletal Family play at The Paradise Club, Reading, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Owl Service.