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Lee Greenwood sings God Bless The U.S.A. at the opening inaugural ceremonies for president George Bush in Washington DC, USA.
releases the compilation album Starr Struck : Ringo's Best Vol. 2 on Rhino Records.
begins three weeks of recording with producer Daniel Lanois
at Studio-On-The-Move, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The sessions will result in the album Oh Mercy.
The stage musical Les Miserables opens at The Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
is working on the album Oh Mercy at Soniat Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with producer Daniel Lanois
Jon Bon Jovi
marries his childhood sweetheart Hurly on the steps of the Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
's Greatest Hits becomes the singer's first platinum album, as awarded by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
by Queen is certified as a UK platinum album by the BPI.
plays at the Jaahalli Isshallen, Helsinki, Finland.
Nirvana's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach
, begins at the Covered Wagon in San Francisco, California.
The Pet Shop Boys
release a new single, It's Alright, in the UK. It will peak at No5.
releases a new LP, A Horse Called Music, in the USA.
Fela Kuti plays in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
play at The White Horse, Hampstead, London, UK.
play at the Pyramid Club, New York City, USA, as part of the New Music Seminar, guitarist Jason Everman quits the group.
plays a charity show for a local housing project in front of 102,000 people in Machava Stadium, Maputo, Mozambique, Africa.
's 1975 album Blood On The Tracks finally earns a Platinum Disc in the USA.
plays at The Starlight Bowl, San Diego, California, USA.
The Tony Williams
Quintet spends the first of three days recording the LP Native Heart
at The Power Station, New York City, USA.
plays the last of four nights at the Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
by The Clash
tops the Rolling Stone magazine critics' list of the Top 100 Albums of the 80s. On the same day, Nirvana and their Sub Pop Records
play at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Frank Chickens play the first of three nights at The Small Hall DK Gorbunova, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
releases a new single, Tears On My Pillow, in Australia.
Jazz guitarist Jimmy Shirley
, dies in Harlem, New York City, USA. In his acclaimed career he had worked with Ella Fitzgerald
, Clarence Profit and others, as well as pursuing a solo career.
Jimmy Buffett plays at Syria Mosque
, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Steel Wheels
tour, The Rolling Stones
play the last of three nights at the 16,000-seat Convention Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, the smallest venue on three-and-a-half-month trek across the United States and Canada.