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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.
Joe Pass is playing at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Splodgenessabounds play at The Saxon Tavern, Catford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Fables Of The Reconstruction by R.E.M. enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No35.
The Ramones play at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
George Melly And The Feetwarmers play at the Archer Memorial Hall, Billericay, England, UK, Europe.
The Armoury Show play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan's album Empire Burlesque enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No33 during a six-week run.
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) by Liverpool band Dead Or Alive enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No11 during an eleven-week run.
Dislocation Dance play at The Pennine Lounge, Oldham, England, UK, Europe.
Doctor And The Medics play at Portsmouth Polytechnic, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Loving You by Feargal Sharkey, produced by Roger Taylor of Queen, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No26.
The Poison Girls play at The Roadmender, Northampton, England, UK, Europe, supported by Love Ambassadeux.
At Abbey Road studios, London, England, UK, Europe, David Bowie and Mick Jagger record their version of the Martha And The Vandellas 1964 hit Dancing In The Street, for use in the upcoming African Famine Relief Charity Concert Live Aid.
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As part of the Capital Music Festival, The Truth and The Clive Gregson Band play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
Seconds Of Pleasure play at The Duke, Deptford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts play at The New Park Rock Club, Chichester, England, UK, Europe.
Cow-punk band The Beat Farmers play at The Clarendon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Jazz Butcher and That Petrol Emotion.
Motorhead play the second of two tenth anniversary concerts at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Wendy O. Williams.
U2 play at Crowe Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by R.E.M.
Rubella Ballet play at The Winter Gardens, Margate, England, UK, Europe.
Dire Straits play at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Green On Red and The Sensible Jerseys play at The Bull, East Sheen, London, England, UK, Europe.
Crime And The City Solution play at Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dead Or Alive play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Steve Gibbons Band plays at The Cricketers, Kennington, London, England, UK, Europe.
The NME (New Musical Express) reports that the London-based Sid Presley Experience has finalised its new line-up, consisting of Peter Coyne (vocals), Chris Coyne (bass), George Mazur (drums) and guitarists Mike Gibson and Kris Dollimore.
The Hank Wangford Band plays at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers play at Oxford University, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
The Carol G rimes Band plays at The Old Queen's Head, Stockwell, London, England, UK, Europe.
While promoting their latest LP, Fand, The Enid play the second of two nights at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sister Sledge hit No1 in the UK singles chart with Frankie. the track is produced by Nile Rodgers of Chic.
Zeke Manyika And Dr. Love play at Lincoln College, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Buddy Curtess And The Grasshoppers play at Froebell College, Roehampton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kit, East Of Eden, Cook Da Books and The Young Lions play on the first day of The People's Festival, Pier Head, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Billy Bremner band plays at The Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sting's solo debut album The Dream Of The Blue Turtles enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No3.
Girlschool play at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, England, UK, Europe.
Splodgenessabounds play at The Panthers Club, Saxon Tavern, Bellingham, London, England, UK, Europe.
When The Smiths end their North American tour at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Laguna Hills, Orange County, California, USA, the stage is invaded by fans.
The Pretty Things play at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Adrian Legg plays at The Rising Sun, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon's psychedelically-painted 1966 Rolls Royce Phantom V fetches $2.2m at auction in New York City, USA.
Henry Mancini with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, plays at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bruce Springsteen plays the first of two nights at La Courneuve, Paris, France, Europe.
The Hollies play at Blazers, Windsor, England, UK, Europe.
Zeke Manyika And Dr. Love play at Lincoln College, Oxford, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Roaring Boys.
Third World, Gregory Isaacs, Smiley Culture, Sugar Minott, Sly And Robbie, The Investigators, Paul Blake And The Bloodfire Posse and others play in the Reggae Sunsplash, Crystal Palace Football Grounds, London, England, UK, Europe.
Mungo Jerry play at Bishop's Park Theatre, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
Paisley Park by Prince peaks at No18 in the UK Singles Chart.