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in the USA awards double-platinum status to the album Always And Forever by Randy Travis.-
American rock critic Chuck Eddy serves a $500,000 lawsuit on the Beastie Boys
for 'commercial appropriation of his image'. They had thrown a bucket of water over him while he slept, then used the image in a video.
enters the UK Pop Singles Chart where it will peak
at No5 during a ten-week run on the chart.
Grace Slick reveals that she is leaving Starship.
Prince is in Los Angeles, California, USA, to make the video for his next single, Alphabet St.
The Second Annual Soul Train
Music Awards take place at the Civic Center, Santa Monica, California, USA. Whitney Houston
wins Album Of The Year (female). Michael Jackson
gets Best Single (male) and Album Of The Year (male). Janet Jackson
has to content herself with Best New Video.
Bob Berdella, who had abducted and tortured at least six young men in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is apprehended after a victim he had been torturing for a week jumped naked from the second story of his house and escaped, wearing only a dog collar. Berdella's grim exploits will inspire the song Diary Of Torture by the Chicago-based grindcore/death metal band Macabre.
On the first leg of their Joshua Tree
play the first of three nights at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
plays the first of seven nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Jazz trumpeter Chet Baker
is found dead on the Prins Hendrikkade, near the Zeedijk, the street below his room in Hotel Prins Hendrik in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with serious wounds to his head, apparently having fallen from the second floor window. Heroin and cocaine are found in the room and an autopsy also detected these drugs in his body.
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.
Duff McKagan of Guns N'Roses
marries his first wife, Mandy Brixx.
As part of the month-long Capital Radio Music Festival, Wet Wet Wet
play the first of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
As part of the month-long Capital Radio Music Festival, Sade plays at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
plays at the Frederick Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by The Alarm
announces his intention to run for the position of Mayor Of Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1992.
announces his intention to run for mayor of Detroit, Michigan, USA, in 1992. he will eventually think better of it.
makes his first UK appearance as a solo artist when he steps on stage at a sold-out Wembley Stadium
, London. By the time he leaves on 11 September, he will have been seen by three-quarters of a million fans, generating £13m in box office receipts.
begin their first tour of Brazil, South America, with a show at Mineirinho, Belo Horizonte, during which the band salutes Brazil's rich musical heritage with a rendition of the Astrud Gilberto
classic Girl From Ipanema.
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.
And The Bluenotes play at The Cayuga County Fairground, Weedsport, New York State, USA.
Big Country play the second of four nights at The Palace Of Sports, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Rakim Mayers is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find success as rapper ASAP Rocky.
play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
When Prince’s Lovesexy tour arrives at McNicolls Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA, the Denver Post reviewer is surprised when Prince comes over all holy and reveals to the audience that he is in love "not with a girl or boy, but with the heavens above" and goes on to explain that "God is alive inside us. He just wants to come out and play."
is awarded a multi-platinum certificate, recognising nine million sales of her debut album, equalling Boston's record for best-selling debut album ever.
The Pogues become the first musical victims of a British government ban on the broadcasting of statements by terrorists or their supporters when their song 'Birmingham Six' is put on an IBA blacklist.
A one-night supergroup is created at The Hard Rock Café in London, England, UK, Europe, when Eric Clapton
and Jeff Beck
play with the Jimi Hendrix
Experience rhythm section of Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.
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.