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San Francisco-born jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the album Mad About Madeline in the USA.
Jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the album Mad About Madeline in the USA.
Three teenagers die in the crush during an AC/DC gig at Salt Palace Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play the first of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Paul Overstreet reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Daddy's Come Around.
R.E.M. release the single Losing My Religion, in the UK.
Eric Clapton sets a new record by playing the last show in a run of 24 nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK. The concerts will be documented in the live album 24 Nights, released later in the year.
Michael Jackson escorts Madonna to the 63rd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, where she performs Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man) by Stephen Sondheim from the film Dick Tracy.
Joe Williams dies ages 80, after collapsing in a city street in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Earlier in the day, he had discharged himself from Sunrise Hospital, where he was being treated for a respiratory ailment.
70s teen pop idol David Cassidy marries his third wife, Sue Shifrin. The couple will have one child, Beau, before separating in 2013.
French popular music icon Serge Gainsbourg dies.
The Sisters of Mercy play at Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, California, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
Losing My Religion by R.E.M. enters the US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No4.
Bob Dylan plays at the Memorial Auditorium, Greensville, South Carolina, USA.
Faith by George Michael is certified as an eight-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Nirvana begin recording the album Nevermind at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California, USA.
Blues singer and songwriter Andrew Tibbs, best known for his heavily ironic song Bilbo Is Dead, about a racist politician, dies aged 62 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne is cleared in an Atlanta, Georgia, USA, court of 'culpably exciting' a young fan, John McCollum, to shoot himself by listening to Ozzy's 1986 song Suicide Solution.
Pearl Jam's first US promo single is released on Epic Records, featuring tha band's compositions Alive and Wash plus a version of The Beatles' I've Got A Feeling. On the same day, Paul McCartney plays a secret gig in the Zeleste Club, Barcelona, Spain.
Manchester, UK's troubled Hacienda Club re-opens after being closed since early January because of violence. The bouncers are now wearing bullet-proof vests and there are walk through metal detectors on the way in.
If I Know Me by George Strait reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Chart.
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 artists of the 50s and 60s including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Pearl Jam play the song Jeremy live for the first time at The Off Ramp, Seattle, Washington.
Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes is arrested in Denver, Colorado. He had become embroiled in a fight with a female fan in a local 7-Eleven store while buying two cases of beer. He eventually pleads no contest to the charge of disturbing the peace.
Manic Street Preachers spark a riot when they play at a somewhat delayed 'black tie' May Ball at Downing College, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Jerry Hall, wife of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, holds her birthday party at the Bombay Brasserie, London. Guests include David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. On the same day, Eric Clapton attends the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon to watch his chum John McEnroe.
When Richard Thompson plays at The Ritz, New York City, David Byrne of Talking Heads turns up to join him onstage for the first encore.
The Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, Gang Of Four, Warrior Soul and Young Black Teen-Agers play at The Kingswood Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, Gang Of Four, Warrior Soul and Young Black Teen-Agers play at The Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, Gang Of Four, Warrior Soul and Young Black Teen-Agers play at The D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington, USA.
Bryan Adams reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart for the first of seven weeks with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - the theme from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Manic Street Preachers release their first major label single, Stay Beautiful, on Columbia.
On a nine-date South American tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Estadio Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nirvana film a video for their single Smells Like Teen Spirit at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, USA. Costing less than $50,000 to make, the shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience.
Singer Billy Preston, who wrote the hit song You Are So Beautiful and played keyboards with The Beatles, is arrested at his home in Malibu, California, USA, on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
The Subdudes play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Anthrax, Public Enemy and Primus play at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, illinois, USA.
As well as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young re-forming, Steve Perry, Neil Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey re-unite to play to 350,000 people in the Bill Graham tribute concert, Laughter, Love And Music, at the Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Califronia, USA.
Salisbury-born actor-singer Michael Crawford enters the UK albums chart with Michael Crawford Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber. The album will peak at No3.
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.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Freddie Mercury of Queen dies of AIDS, aged 45, at his home in London, UK.
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Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is legally forced to sever all links with his controversial therapist/business adviser Dr Eugene Landy.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole decide to get married. On the same day, Nirvana plays at the Kilburn National, London, UK.
Four teenage girls, Amy Ayres, Jennifer Harbison, Sarah Harbison and Eliza Thomas, are murdered in the I Can't Believe It's Yogurt shop in Austin, Texas, USA. This horrific killing spree will enter the annals of infamy as The Austin Yogurt Shop Murders but despite several confessions, no one will ever be sentenced for the crime. In 2002, Okkervil River will record and release the song Westfall, inspired by the incident.
Tin Machine, featuring David Bowie, plays at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinos, USA.
Jazz baritone sax player Ronnie Ross dies in London, UK.
Ian McCulloch plays at Top Note Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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."
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