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During a series of GLC-sponsored Concerts for The Unemployed, The Higsons, Terry And Gerry and Alan Gilbey play at The Town Hall, Barking, London, England, UK, Europe. Tickets cost £1.50 on production of a UB 40 registration card from the Department Of Employment, thus verifying unemployed status.
It is revealed in the UK press that Wham! is to become the first Western pop group ever to play in Communist China, with two gigs a month from now.
Iron Maiden play the second of four sold-out nights at Long Beach Arena, California, USA, during the North American segment of a world tour.
The Peter Gabriel-composed soundtrack lp for the film Birdy is released by Charisma Records in the UK.
On his first live tour, Julian Lennon plays at the Jai Alai Fronton in Tampa, Florida, USA.
The Ohio Players release a new LP, Graduation, on Air City Records, in the UK.
Billy Bragg, Spartacus R and The Sid Presley Experience play at The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe.
Archie Shepp plays at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem play at The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Richard Thompson plays at The Bierkeller, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.
Loose Ends play at Renaldo's, Peterborough, England, UK, Europe.
Simon F releases his debut LP, Gun Control, on Chrysalis Records in the UK. Simon F, real name Simon Fellowes, was previously a member of Intaferon.
The Enid play at The Gaumont, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe, supported by Glen Baker.
Wham! reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Everything She Wants.
Spear Of Destiny play at The Palais, Hammersmith, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Blue In Heaven.
Gene Pitney plays at Lakeside Country Club, Camberley, England, UK, Europe.
Charity supergroup The Crowd reach No1 in the UK singles chart with You'll Never Walk Alone, a fund-raising disc for victims of an 11 May Bradford City football stadium fire. The Crowd includes Gerry And The Pacemakers, Bruce Forsyth, Denny Laine, Jim Diamond, Tony Christie, Rick Wakeman, John Conteh, The Barron Knights, Jess Conrad, Kiki Dee, The Foxes, Rolf Harris, Graham Gouldman (of 10cc), Kenny Lynch, Rick Wild of The Overlanders, Keith Chegwin, Tony Hicks (of The Hollies), Colin Blunstone (of The Zombies), Tim Hinkley, Johnny Logan, Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), Girlschool, Black Lace, John Otway, Gary Holton, Nigel Holton, Hank Hancocks, Peter Cook, The Nolans, John Entwistle of The Who, Motörhead, Karen Clark, Dave Lee Travis, Graham Dene, Ed Stewart, Phil Lynott, Smokie, Joe Fagin, Eddie Hardin, Gerard Kenny, Chris Robinson, Tim Healy, Kin Kelly, John Verity, Rose Marie, David Shilling, Chris Norman, Pete Spencer, Bernie Winters, Robert Heaton and Frank Allen of The Searchers. Paul McCartney contributed some words on the B-side of the record which was titled "Messages".
The Keith Tippett Trio plays at The Arts Centre, Darlington, 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.
The Hank Wangford Band plays at The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Rick Springfield plays in front of a capacity crowd at The Beaumont Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas, USA, supported by Til Tuesday.
Queen begin three days of rehearsals for Live Aid at the Shaw Theater, King’s Cross, London, UK.
As part of the NME (New Musical Express) Capital Wild Weekend, Savajazz, featuring voclaist Sherron, play at Deptford Albany, Deptford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Alien Sex Fiend play at The Escape Club, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Angel Witch play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe.
The 21st Cambridge Folk Festival, a three-day event, has its second day at Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the course of the event include The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, John Martyn, The Chieftains, Loudon Wainwright III, Paul Brady, Lonnie Donegan, Vin Garbutt, Tom Rush, The Pogues, The Battlefield Band, Adrian Legg, Sheb Wooley, Spencer Davis, Brain Auger, Pyewacket, Diz Disley And Bireli Lagrene
Beltane Fire play at Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Deadbeats.
Buddy Curtess And The Grasshoppers play at The Pied Bull, Islington, London, England, UK, Europe.
Seconds Of Pleasure play at The Tramshed, Woolwich, England, UK, Europe.
King Kurt play at Strutz, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Three O'Clock play at The Underground, Croydon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Final Episode play at The Tunnel, Greenwich, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Pet Cemetary.
On his Dream Of The Blue Turtles tour, Sting plays at the Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal, Canada.
Marillion play at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Attila The Stockbroker plays at The Labour Club, Swaffham, England, UK, Europe.
Boothill Foottappers play at The Porterhouse, Retofrd, England, UK, Europe.
Siouxsie And The Banshees play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
The Boothill Foot-Tappers play at Salisbury College, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Rolling Stones' vocalist Mick Jagger and his brother Chris fly to India, Asia, for a pony-trekking holiday.
Touring in support of their second LP, The Small Price Of A Bicycle, The Icicle Works play at Rainbow Rocks, Stirling University, Stirling, Scotland, UK, Europe.
That Petrol Emotion play at Juicy Lucy's, Corby, England, UK, Europe.
Robert Cray plays at The International, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays the last of four nights at The RDS, Dublin, Eire, 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.
After a lengthy court battle, Dick James of music publishers DJM is ordered to pay £5m in unpaid royalties to Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. The pair fail, however, to recover the copyrights on 169 of their songs.
On their Outside World tour, Propaganda play at The Polytechnic, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
Immaculate Fools play at The Polytechnic, Huddersfield, England, UK, Europe.
Durutti Column play at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Wake.
They Style Council play the second of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Black Britain.
At The Parrot Pub, Forest Green, Surrey, England, UK, Europe, Eric Clapton joins Gary Brooker of Procol Harum for a second charity gig under the name of The Pier Head Restoration Band.