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Duran Duran play at The Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.
New Model Army play at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Virtually unknown UK techno-popsters The Shamen, supported by Jesus Jones, play at The T And C2 in London, UK.
My Bloody Valentine play at The Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands, Europe.
Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon wins a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording with his 1988 album Hidden Charms, produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Bob Dylan plays at Painter's Mill Theater, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA.
Ringo Starr releases the compilation album Starr Struck : Ringo's Best Vol. 2 on Rhino Records.
Simply Red play at the Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Metal Church release their third studio album, Blessing In Disguise, on Elektra Records in the USA.
At the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Faith by George Michael is chosen Best Album Of The Year. Other winners include Bobby McFerrin and Tracy Chapman. Jethro Tull's win in the newly-introduced Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category is widely considered to have been a mistake, when Metallica were the hot favourites. Grammy-nominee Sinead O'Connor performs Mandinka. Metallica perform One.
Bruce Cockburn plays at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, spends the day promoting his new album, Yes I Can, in London, England, UK, Europe. He appears on ITV's breakfast show and conducts media interviews at The Halcyon Hotel, Holland Park. (The image appearing with this entry is half of journalist Johnny Black's diary entry for that day, written after interviewing Crosby for The Sunday Times)
The Waterboys play at The National Ballroom, Kilburn, London, UK.
Anna Maria Carolina Sundstrand is born in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. As Anna Sundstrand, she will become a successful Swedish model and singer with the all-girl pop group Play.
Bon Jovi play at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Skid Row.
XTC play a live acoustic session at WXRT Radio, Chicago, Illinois, USA.