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The Pretenders play at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
A ten month long, 182-show tour by Quiet Riot
comes to an end in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
The Poison Girls play at The Carousel
, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Conflict, Vex and Icons play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
appears in Sight And Sound In Concert on BBC2 tv in the UK, live from The Marcus Garvey Centre in Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Billy Connolly plays at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
play at The Mayfair, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Balham Alligators
play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Icicle Works play at Kent University, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
And The News are chosen as Best Group in the Bay Area Music Awards, at the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. The band's album Sport is chosen best LP.
play at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
play at Kent University, Canterbury, England, UK, Europe.
, supported by Bronz, play at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, England, UK, Europe.
's Sing Blue Silver tour plays the first of two nights at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
's Sing Blue Silver tour plays at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, Southern Carolina, USA.
, ReVamp and Iced Earth play at The House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
rehearses in Verona, Italy, for his first live show in two and half years, which will take place the next day in the Arena Di Verona
, at the start of a European tour. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana
plays at The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the USA.
wins in the categories for Best Concept Video, Most Experimental Video, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction and Best Editing at the first VMA Awards.
plays at The Apollo, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
play the first of two nights at the Apollo Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania
The Bangles play the first of two nights at Scorgies
, Rochester, New York State, USA, supported by Swingset.
' Head Of Press, Johnny Black, visits Vangelis in his studio near Marble Arch, London, England, UK, Europe, to arrange a brief photo-session for The Observer newspaper. (See Johnny Black's diary entry, attached, for more details).
The Icicle Works play at Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe.
Level 42 play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
During a barbecue at singer Vince Neil's house, Mick Marrs of Motley Crue
, full of Jack Daniels and a mix of brandy and Kahlua, takes a handful of Quaaludes, walks out into the surf and tries to drown himself. Members of the band spot him washed up on the beach and try to drag him back into the house.
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra plays at The Mermaid Theatre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London, England, UK, Europe.
and Spandau Ballet
compete against each other in the BBC-1 tv show Pop Quiz, hosted by Mike Reid, in London, England, UK, Europe.