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Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia is caught freebasing in a car in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA, and is sentenced to enter a drug-aversion program and play a benefit concert.
Jimmy Somerville, singer of Bronski Beat, is fined £50 for having been found guilty of committing an indecent act with barman Stephen Gregory in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Love And Pride tour of UK hitmakers King, plays at Warwick University, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Ruby Turner plays at Dingwalls Camden Lock, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Bankie Banx.
The Blow Monkeys play at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Pogues play at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Juice On The Loose play at The Dublin Castle, London, England, UK, Europe.
Robin Trower plays at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, with Martin Bell and Nick Henbrey.
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts play at North East Surrey College Of Technology, Ewell, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters' Pros and Cons tour plays in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Gary Glitter plays at The Liesure Centre, Crawley, England, UK, Europe.
The Monochrome Set play at The Dance Factory, Dundee, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Magnum play at The Whitehouse, Whitehaven, England, UK, Europe.
Wishbone Ash play at The Assembly Hall, Worthing, England, UK, Europe.
Bruce Springsteen plays at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany, Europe.
Elton John releases his new single, Act Of War, a duet with Millie Jackson, in the UK.
A Certain Ratio play at Durham University, Durham, England, UK, Europe.
Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, UK, attracts 40,000 fans who pay £16 each to see Echo And The Bunnymen, Aswad, Joe Cocker, Style Council and The Boomtown Rats. A souvenir programme costs a further 90p. By 1985, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis’s Worthy Farm has become too small to accommodate the festival so the neighbouring Cockmill Farm land is bought, adding 100 acres to the site. £100,000 is raised for CND and local charities.
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The Kursaal Flyers play at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Midnight Oil play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Triffids.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at Founders Bar Union, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Style Council release a new single, Come To Milton Keynes, on Polydor Records in the UK.
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts play at The New Park Rock Club, Chichester, England, UK, Europe.
Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers play at London University Union, London, England, UK, Europe.
Johnny Thunders plays at Coasters, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Skeletal Family play at The Heathery Bar, Wishaw, Scotand, UK, Europe.
Iron Maiden come to the end of their World Slavery Tour with a show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
Gene Loves Jezebel play at Flicks, Dartford, England, UK, Europe.
The New Sid Presley Experience plays at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gordon Mills, manager of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O’Sullivan, dies of cancer, aged 51, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dumpy's Rusty Nuts (aka Dumpy's Rusty Blues Band) play at The Old Tiger's Head, Lee Green, London, England, UK, Europe.
When Sammy Hagar performs onstage with Eddie Van Halen at Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois, USA, it marks their first live performance together. It is announced from the stage that Hagar will be Van Halen's new vocalist.
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Sandy Dillon and Mick Ronson play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pendragon play at The Swan Hotel, Billingham, England, UK, Europe.
Midnight Oil play at The Pavilion, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
The Pogues play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Prisoners play at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Daggermen.
The Boothill Foot Tappers play at The Leadmill, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
Marillion play the first of three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Boothill Foot Tappers play at The Robert Gordon Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Bomb Party play at The Labour Club, Swaffham, England, UK, Europe.
The Communards play at The Shaw Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Morri ssey Mullen play at The Tunnel Club, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe, with Indian Summer and Brazil.
Buddy Curtess And The Grasshoppers play at Huddersfield Poly, Huddersfield, England, UK, Europe.
On their Fly On The Wall tour, AC/DC play at The Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
The Cult play at The Sands Centre, Carlisle, England, UK, Europe.
Z.Z. Top begin their globe-spanning 212-date Afterburner tour in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Balham Alligators play at The Dublin Castle, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
It is reported in the UK music press that guitarist Billy Zoom has left Los Angeles punk band X to "pursue a technical design project".
On their Kick Over Apartheid tour, The Redskins play at East Anglia University (UEA), Norwich, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Boothill Foot-Tappers.