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Time magazine lists Bruce Springsteen’s album The River among its choices of the best musical moments of the previous decade.
Bob Dylan plays his first show ever in South America, to an audience of 90,000 at the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Morumbi Stadium), Sao Paolo, Brazil.
A demolition order on St Mary’s Church, Oconee Street, Athens, Georgia, USA, is approved. This is the church in which R.E.M. rehearsed and played its first gigs.
Motley Crue play at Charlotte Colisum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play the second of two nights at Estadio Tecnológico, Monterray, Mexico, North America.
Elisa Schmidt is born in Koblenz, Germany, Europe. She will find success as a pop, jazz and burlesque singer as well as a recording artist, under the mononym Schmidt.
Warren Zevon plays at The 1st Avenue Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Lenny Kravitz plays at The First Avenue And 7th Street Entry club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets play the first of two days at G-Mex, Manchester, UK.
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David Bowie plays at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Mudhoney play at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA.
Toad The Wet Sprocket play at Pearl Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.
Wild Rose release a new LP, Breaking New Ground, on Capitol Records in the USA.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the second of three nights at Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium, Nishinomiya, Japan, Asia, supported by Technotronic.
Inspiral Carpets release the LP Life, which will peak at No2 on the UK albums chart.
On their Presto tour, Rush play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Love On Arrival by Dan Seals begins its second of three weeks at No1 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in the USA.
Phish play at The Strand Theater, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA.
The album Moving Pictures by Rush is awarded Quadruple Patinum status in Canada. On the same day, the album A Show Of Hands is awarded platinum status.
China play at The Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany, Europe.
Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids play at The Reunion Room, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Blues guitarist Sonny Rodgers dies of congestive heart failure in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Motley Crue play at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The album Worldbeat by the French group Kaoma is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, Tennessee, USA.
Fugazi play at 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, Califonia, USA.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Aston Villa Liesure Centre, Birmingham England, UK, supported by Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie.
Santana and Dio play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK.
On their Hot In The Shade Tour, Kiss play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Robert Plant plays at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK.
Motley Crue play at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Timberwolf Amphitheater, King's Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with The Ramones and Tom Tom Club.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of three nights at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Faith No More play at The Asylum / Cobra Club, Parramatta, Australia, Oceania.
Jimmy Buffett plays in The Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Hothouse Flowers play at Via Reggio, Italy, Europe.
Top Chicago session pianist Lafayette Leake, who played with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Otis Rush, Little Walter, dies aged 71 at home in Chicago, Illinois, USA, while in a diabetic coma.
Eric Clapton plays at The Arena, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at The Granaries, Floriana, Malta, Europe.
Soundgarden play at The Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
During his Nude tour, Prince plays the second of two nights at The Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Tom Jones plays the second of three nights at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois, USA.
Iron Maiden release a CD-maxi-single entitled Holy Smoke on EMI Records in the UK. It will peak at No3 on the UK Singles Chart.
Judas Priest play at Foundations Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Steve Morse and Bruce Hampton play at Center Stage, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Cure release a new single, Never Enough, on Elektra Records in the USA.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the first of two nights at Valby-Halen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
After three years in the making, acclaimed Liverpool band The LA's eponymous debut album enters the UK charts.
Pat Boone plays the first of five nights at Drury Lane Dinner Theatre, Evergeen Park, Illinois, USA.
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