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The Korgis play at The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
spend the sixth of seven days of recording in Reflections Sound Studio, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
In Barbados, Caribbean, West Indies, Paul and Linda McCartney are fined $100 each for possession of marijuana.
’s Sing Blue Silver tour plays at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
makes her first British appearance when tv show The Tube broadcasts from The Hacienda
, Manchester, England, UK, Europe. The Factory All Stars (including Vini Reilly, New Order
's Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner and ACR's Donald Johnson) perform Shack Up, Confusion and Love Will Tear Us Apart. Morrissey
of The Smiths
Aztec Camera leader Roddy Frame turns 21.
begin a North American tour, sponsored by Coca Cola, in Calgary, British Columbia, Canada.
John Miles plays at The Polytechnic, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Attila The Stockbroker plays at Mad Hatters, Southport, England, UK, Europe.
play the second of two nights at Queens Hall, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
is playing during six nights at The Greyhound, Fulham, London, England, UK, Europe.
, supported by Airrace, plays at The Odeon, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe.
The rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap opens at cinemas in the USA.
Chris Stein of Blondie
enters Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, USA, suffering from a rare blood deficiency.
's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
play at Penny's, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK, Europe.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys
marries Mary Ann Helmandollar in Arizona, USA.
joins the band Cats on stage at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, to play two songs with them.
US President Ronald Reagan presents Michael Jackson
with a Special Achievement Award in a ceremony in the Garden of The White House
, Washington, DC., USA The award recognises the imporatance of Jackson's participation in an advertising campaign aimed at discouraging the youth of America from drinking.
On their End Of The Road
tour Status Quo
play the first of two nights at The Gaumont Theatre, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
's two-day long Cropredy Festival begins at Cropredy, Oxfordshire, England, UK, Europe. Acts appearing over the weekend are Fairport Convention
, Steeleye Span
, Richard Digance, Battlefield Band, Whippersnapper, The Oyster Band and Adrian Legg.
Lucky Star by Madonna
enters the Billboard
singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No4.
plays at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their The Warning
tour, Queenryche play at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
On her Fun
tour, Cyndi Lauper
plays at Bovard Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The music division of Thorn EMI reports a world-wide loss of $5m in the past six months.
Swingset play at Scorgies
, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Prince ends the year with the second of two nights at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, USA.