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The Redskins release a new single, Kick Over The Statues, on Abstract Dance Records in the UK. All proceeds from the single will go to the Anti-Apartheid Cause. The Redskins' regular record label, London Records, had chosen not to release it.
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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers release a double live LP, Pack Up The Plantation: Live!, on MCA Records in the USA.
UFO play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Carmel plays at The Dominion Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
A judge in California, USA, orders the arrest of singer, groupie and durg dealer Cathy Smith on a murder charge. She is accused of having administered the drug injection that killed Blues Brothers star John Belushi. (She will serve fifteen months in prison in California).
Promoting their debut LP, Night Of A Thousand Candles, The Men They Couldn't Hang play at Huddersfield Poly, Huddersfield, England, UK, Europe.
Simply Red play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Royal Variety Performance, held at the Theatre Royal, London, England, UK, Europe, is transmitted on tv in the UK, featuring Sarah Brightman, Paul Nicholas and Frankie Vaughan.
David Crosby fails to turn up to answer drugs and firearms charges at a hearing in Dallas, Texas, USA, and goes on the run from the law.
The Redskins begin their Kick Over Apartheid tour with a show at Newcastle University, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boothill Foot-Tappers.
The Cocteau Twins release a 12" EP, Echoes In A Shallow Bay, on 4AD Records in the UK.
Sting plays at The Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
The Hoodoo Gurus play at Coasters, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Mournblade play at Shelley's, Stoke On Trent, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna releases her new single, Dress You Up, on Warner Bros Records in the UK.
The Rain Parade play at The Dome, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
New Model Army play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Magnum, supported by IQ, play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
New Model Army play at The Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.