- 5 January - The experimental piece Carnival of Shite was played at a private event.
- 1 June - Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band was released.
- 25 June - 200 million viewers watch The Rutles perform "Love Life" on Our World
- Summer - Summer of Lunch
- 27 August - Leggy Mountbatten accepts a teaching position in Australia.
- 27 November - Tragical History Tour soundtrack is released.
- 26 December - The Tragical History Tour film is first broadcast.