4th March – Official founding of Touch by Jon Wozencroft

11th March – New Order perform at The Newcastle Mayfair

December – First Touch release, Feature Mist, one in a series of six cassette magazines. Exclusive tracks by New Order, Shostakovich, Simple Minds, Tuxedomoon, Soliman Gamil, with images, graphics and stories from Psychic TV, Neville Brody, Mayakovsky, Robert Wyatt and The Residents’ Rozztox Manifesto… The cassettes are sponsored by Maxell but the mastering quality is pre-Roman.