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With So Emotional, Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to score six consecutive US No1 hits, a feat previously achieved only by The Beatles and The Bee Gees.
14 Iced Bears play in the Alamein Suite at the The City Hall, Salisbury.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Loft, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Rosanne Cash earns a No1 single in the Billboard Country Singles Chart with a remake of the song Tennessee Flat Top Box, originally recorded in 1961 by her father, Johnny Cash. (The song title refers to a steel-stringed acoustic guitar).
Crash by The Primitives enters the UK Pop Singles Chart where it will peak at No5 during a ten-week run on the chart.
Enter Shikari play at The Archer, Newcastle, England, UK.
Run DMC lose their legal battle to sever their contract with Profile Records, and find themselves signed up to the label which they claimed had ripped them off to the tune of $7m, for another ten years.
Claire Elise Boucher is born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She will find international success as electronic pop singer and songwriter Grimes.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays in Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky.
District Attorney Joe Baugh of Tennessee, USA, rules that rap group N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton and 2 Live Crew's As Nasty as They Wanna Be both violate the obscenity laws applicable in that state.
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On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
The Christians enter the UK singles chart with Born Again, which will peak at No25 during a seven-week run.
Singer Carolyn Franklin dies of breast cancer in the home of her sister, Aretha Franklin, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is cleared in a legal action brought against him by reggae vocalist Patrick Alley who had claimed that Jagger's song Just Another Night copied some of his lyrics.
Poison release their second album, Open Up And Say ... Ahh!, on Enigma Records in the USA. It will be certified 5x platinum in 1991.
In court in Tampa, Florida, USA, Michael Clarke, the original drummer for The Byrds, wins the right to use the band's name for his own touring group.
Roulette Records owner Morris Levy is convicted of extortion in Camden, New Jersey, USA. Levy had been part of a conspiracy to extort $1.25m from John Lamonte, a Pennsylvania-based record distributor.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at PC69, Bielefeld, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan releases the album Down In The Groove in the UK on CBS Records.
As part of the month-long Capital Radio Music Festival, Wet Wet Wet play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Bob Dylan's album Down In The Groove> enters the UK pop albums chart, where it will peak at No32 during a three-week run.
Bob Dylan plays at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, New York State, USA, supported by The Alarm.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at Parc des Princes, Paris, France, Europe, to an audience of 64,000.
It is announced that, with five US No1 singles taken from the same album, Bad, Michael Jackson has broken yet another industry record.
Garth Brooks signs to Capitol Records in the USA. He will release his eponymous debut LP in 1989.
Elton John puts most of his massive art and pop collection up for auction at Sothebys Auction House in London.
The Moody Blues play a live show aboard a sightseeing tour boat circling the Statue of Liberty in New York City harbour.
An early three-member line-up of Smashing Pumpkins plays at The Avalon, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Their future drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is in the audience but is not impressed.
Public Enemy play in Riker's Island Correctional Facility, New York City, to an audience of convicted criminals. Later, they open for Run-DMC at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York. On the same day, Neil Young begins a month-long North American tour with The Bluenotes at Riverbend Music Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Leon McAuliffe, pioneering country music steel guitarist, dies aged 71, after a long illness in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The Sundays play at The Falcon, London, UK.
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During Guns N'Roses set at the annual Monsters Of Rock Festival at Castle Donington, UK, two fans die and 450 are injured during a frenzied melee arising from a bout of slam-dancing. Also on the bill are Helloween, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Kiss and headliners Iron Maiden.
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Bob Dylan plays at the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Labi Siffre is interviewed by Johnny Black in The Nag's Head, Urchfont, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The purpose of the interview is to create a new biography of Siffre for his record label.
Michael Jackson releases a new single, Another Part Of Me, in the UK.
Lukas Graham Forchhammer is born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He will find success as leader of the band Lukas Graham.
Over $3.75m has been grossed by the time The Grateful Dead play the last of a ten-show series at Madison Square Gardens, NY.
On their Crazy Nights tour, Kiss play the first of two nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at East Meadowland Arena, Rutherford, New Jersey, to an audience of 20,350.
The Church play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Tom Verlaine and Let's Active. At the end of the show, Verlaine joins The Church for a rendition of Neil Young's Cortez The Killer.
Bruce Springsteen plays his first ever performance in Africa, on the Amnesty International Tour with Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman, at Harare National Sports Stadium in Zimbabwe.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of four nights at The Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, to an audience of 17,470.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Rochester, Minnesota, to an audience of 16,670.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at The Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, California, to an audience of 15,000.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the sixth of nine dates in this month at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, to an audience of 45,000.
Lavon 'Billie Jean' Muhammed, who had claimed to be the mother of a child by Michael Jackson, pleads guilty to violating a restraining order designed to keep her away from Jackson's home.
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