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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.
1999 by Prince is certified by the R.I.A.A. as having sold 3m copies in the USA.
Vic Goddard releases a new single, Holiday Hymn, on El Benelux Records in the UK.
When tickets go on sale for the upcoming next leg of Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA tour the public response causes the telephone exchanges in Washington, Baltimore and Richmond, Virginia, to become jammed. Two million calls are logged between 10.00 and 11,30am, compared with 850,000 on the previous Monday. All 52,600 tickets for the Springsteen concert in Washington DC, USA, sell out in 90 minutes.
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Weird Al Yankovic releases a new single, Like A Surgeon, on Epic Records in the UK. The track is a parody of Madonna's Like A Virgin.
The Nightcatchers release their debut single, I Can't Believe, on RCA Records in the UK.
Angel Witch play at Silks, Thatcham, England, UK, Europe.
Go West release a new single, Goodbye Girl, on Chrysalis Records in the UK.
Mai Tai play at Dollar's, Merthyr Tidfil, Wales, UK, Europe. This show is undertaken using live vocals with a backing track.
Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five release a new single, World War III, on PRT Records in the UK.
Prefab Sprout play at The Dominion, London, England, UK, Europe.
Loose Ends release a new single, a cover of the David Bowie song Golden Years, on Virgin Records in the UK.
Jimmy Ruffin releases a new single, That's When My Loving Begins, on EMI Records in the UK.
Suzanne Vega releases her debut LP, Suzanne Vega, on A+M Records in the UK.
Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan, a virtuoso player of the sarod, plays at The Music Village, Holland Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Go West release a new single, Goodbye Girl, on Chrysalis Records in the UK.
The Quick release a new single, Down The Wire, on A+M Records in the UK.
Toyah releases a new LP, Minx, on Portrait Records in the UK.
Cabaret Voltaire release a double-pack 12" single entitled Drinking Gasoline, on Virgin/Some Bizarre Records in the UK. The tracks included in the pack are Kino, Sleepwalking, Big Funk and Ghostalk.
Aurra release a new LP, Like I Like It, on Ten Records in the UK.
New Model Army release an acoustic EP on EMI Records in the UK.
David Lindley releases his third solo LP, Mr. Dave, on WEA Records in the UK.
Stress release a six-track mini album, The Big Wheel, on Adventures In Reality Records in the UK.
O'Chi Brown releases a new single, Why Can't We Be Friends, on DBM Records in the UK.
Mondo Rock release a new single, The Modern Bop, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Friction Groove release their debut single, Timebomb, on Atlantic Records in the UK. The band is led by Ali McMordie, former bassist of Stiff Little Fingers.
Espionage release their debut LP, Espionage, on Elektra Records in the UK.
The Lucy Show play at The Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London, England, UK, Europe.