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The Rolling Stones play at The Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, on their Steel Wheels tour.
Overkill play at Aladin, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
Phish play at The Bayou, Washington DC, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 tour, Janet Jackson plays at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
The Stone Roses appear in court in Wolverhampton, UK, on charges of criminally damaging the offices of their former label, Revolver Records.
The Grateful Dead play at The Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Heart release their tenth LP, Brigade, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals returns to acting, opening as the male lead in the Hull Truck Company production of Romeo And Juliet at Spring Street Theatre.
On their Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Lori Carson releases her debut LP, Shelter, on DGC-Geffen records in the USA.
Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, Indiana, USA.
Rush play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Mr. Big.
Jeff Beck plays at The Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Sinead O'Connor refuses to appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA because controversial comedian Andrew 'Dice' Clay is also on the show.
The studios and offices of Chess Records at 2120 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, are designated an official Chicago Landmark. Chess was the home of many of the most influential blues and rock'n'roll artists of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Etta James and Howlin’ Wolf.
Free jazz saxophonist Frank Wright dies in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe.
Joe Satriani plays at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK.
Santana play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK.
Nick Cave plays at Brixton Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Cher plays the first concert of the inaugural season of shows at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Jane From Occupied Europe.
James enter the UK albums chart with Gold Mother which will, in due course, peak at No2.
On his The Good Son tour, Nick Cave plays the second of two nights at The Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays the first of two nights at The Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
On his Seriously, Live! tour, Phil Collins plays the second of five nights at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the second of four (non-consecutive) nights at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
On his Nude Tour Prince plays the third of seven non-consecutive nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play the second of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In Motion by Milli Vanilli is certified as a gold video in Canada.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Dr. Rockits, London, Ontario, Canada.
Anouar EL Ghannam is born in Casablanca, Morocco, Africa. He will find success as popular singer, songwriter and producer AnoGhan, one of the first artists to sing Moroccan R'n'B and pop inspired by American artists such as Ne-Yo, Usher and Chris Brown.
Bob Dylan plays at Torhout Rock Festival, Torhout, Belgium, Europe.
Nirvana record their single, Sliver. On hearing the first line of this song, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer will be inspired to write Heart Songs.
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Phil Collins plays at The Waldbuhne, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Madonna single, Hanky Panky, peaks at No2 in the UK and No10 in the USA.
Eric Clapton plays the first of two nights in The Capitol Center, Washington DC, USA.
Good Times by Dan Seals reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the USA, for the first of two weeks.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at Florida Suncoast Dome, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
On their Symphonies Of Sickness tour, Carcass play at The Thrash Can, Miami, Florida, USA.
Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a helicopter crash in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA, aged 35.
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The Moody Blues play the second of three nights at Universal Amphitheater, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Yes play at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
REO Speedwagon release their thirteenth LP, The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken, on Epic Records in the USA.
Metallica record an instrumental demo for their song Enter Sandman in California, USA.
A report in The Baltimore Sun claims that 1990 has been a near-disastrous summer for live music tours, with MC Hammer, Milli Vanilli, Sweet Sensation and New Kids On The Block all underperforming. Madonna's tour sold out, but high production costs meant that it did not turn a profit.
Phil Collins plays at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, USA.
On his Seriously, Live! World Tour, Phil Collins plays the first of three nights at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
Ian Gillan plays at The Live Music Hall, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Cure release a new single, Never Enough, on Elektra Records in the USA.
For the first time in four and a half years, an entire month has passed without any record produced by Stock Aitken And Waterman appearing in the UK charts.