Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Random selection from around 480 Facts
Click to filter results

Date:

Topic:

Genre:

Location:

Buck Ram, American music biz manager and composer of hits for The Platters, dies in Las vegas, nevada, USA. On the same day, Nirvana play at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam.
San Francisco-born jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the album Mad About Madeline in the USA.
Bring Your Daughter ... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play the second of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Ed Sheeran is born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.
Ed Sheeran is born in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe. He and his family will move soon after to Framlingham in Suffolk.
Prince is named Best Songwriter in the annual Rolling Stone Readers' Picks music awards in the USA.
Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, dies aged 82. He had suffered from Parkinson's Disease, and was found unconscious by his wife at their home in Fullerton, California, USA.
Goose release their fifth LP, What You Need, via Believe Digital and Safari Records in Belgium, Europe.
Per 'Dead' Ohlin, Swedish vocalist of black/death metal bands Mayhem and Morbid, finally lives up to his nickname by slitting his wrists and throat with a knife and then shoooting himself in the forehead with a shotgun, at home in Krakstad, Norawy, Europe. He leaves a brief suicide note, which apologizes for firing a gun indoors and begins, "Excuse the blood"...
Read More
The Sisters of Mercy play at The Aztec Center, San Diego, California, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
Bob Dylan plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Greensville, South Carolina, USA.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
Gene Clark of The Byrds dies of a heart attack in Sherman Oaks, California, USA, aged 49.
To celebrate his 33rd birthday, Prince releases a ten minute long official bootleg of Gett Off, exclusively to black radio stations and clubs in the USA.
Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa marry in what Hello magazine describes as "a romantic sunset ceremony" on the lawn of their Beverley Hills mansion.
The Grateful Dead play at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC., USA. Material from this show will be released on the 2001 compilation View From The Vault II.
Bob Dylan plays at the Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, supported by English singer-songwriter Sally Barker.
Bob Dylan plays at the Freilichtbuhne, Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Fireworx play at the University Of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses attacks a fan who is taking photographs at a concert in the Riverport Performing Arts Center, Maryland Heights, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. 2,500 fans riot, the show is stopped, $200,000 worth of damage is done, sixty people are injured and sixteen arrested.
The Gathering of the Tribes tour, with a mixed-genres line-up featuring country-rocker Steve Earle, rappers EPMD and Yo-Yo, funk-rockers Fishbone, alternative-rockers Primus and British singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding plays at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
When Richard Thompson plays at The Ritz, New York City, USA, David Byrne of Talking Heads turns up to join him onstage for the first encore.
Stereolab play at The Falcon, London, England, UK.
A wax statue of Gloria Estefan is unveiled a The Movieland Wax Museum in Los Angeles, California, USA.
At his Neverland Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, Michael Jackson celebrates his father's birthday by holding a special Joe Jackson Day.
Doyle Turner, a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies of emphysema in Panama City, Florida, USA.
On a nine-date South American tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Estadio Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On a nine-date South American tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Estadio Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ABC-TV in the USA broadcasts The International Special Olympics All-Star Gala special, during which Prince sings Diamonds And Pearls and Baby I'm A Star. The show had been taped in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in July.
After twelve weeks of radiation treatment, rock'n'roll legend Carl Perkins is advised that he no longer has throat cancer.
Jan Berry of of 60s surf duo Jan And Dean marries former waitress Gertie Filip onstage during the duo's live show in The Stardust Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Nirvana release a new single, Smells Like Teen Spirit, in the USA.
Cream by Prince peaks at No15 in the UK Singles Chart.
The Smash Hits Annual Poll Winners Party in London, UK, is enlivened when Fruitbat of Carter USM brings down tv presenter Philip Schofield with a flying rugby tackle. Fruitbat was annoyed because Carter's set had been cut short. EMF is named Best British Group.
Looking slimmer and fitter than he has in many months, Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia returns to performing with his own Jerry Garcia Band, at a Halloween gig in Oakland, California, USA.
Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam play at the Houston Field House, Troy, New York State, USA.
The video of Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio has its UK tv premiere on Granada tv.
Paul McCartney is in rehearsal at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, for the American premiere of his choral/orchestral work, Liverpool Oratorio.
Sections of Michael Jackson's Black Or White video, which includes crotch-grabbing and car-smashing scenes, are edited out after protests from tv viewers.
Queen's publicist Roxy Meade reads an official announcement outside the London home of the band's dying singer, Freddie Mercury, in which he declares that his imminent death has been brought on by AIDS.
Kraftwerk play at the Kurhall Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria.
Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is legally forced to sever all links with his controversial therapist/business adviser Dr Eugene Landy.
Pere Ubu play at Schubas, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz baritone sax player Ronnie Ross dies in London, UK.
Ian McCulloch plays at Top Note Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On A Friday (later to become Radiohead) sign a recording contract with EMI Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
Heavy rock guitarist and celebrated animal hunter Ted Nugent serves up about 200 pounds of venison courtesy of the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program at a soup kitchen in Detroit, Michigan, USA, telling the recipients, "I kill it, you grill it."
Jan