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Carl McVoy, the original pianist with The Bill Black Combo, dies of a heart attack in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Dangerous by Michael Jackson peaks at No1 in the Billboard Black Albums chart in the USA, where it will remain for twelve weeks.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson is certified as a platinum single in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
Noted Texan rockabilly guitarist Hal Harris dies in hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, after a long illness. He had played on records by Sleepy La Beef, Rock Rogers and Link Davies.
Insatiable by Prince peaks at No77 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
The single Cream by Prince is certified as a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
UK indie band Kingmaker enjoy the first of eight minor hits when their Idiots At The Wheel EP enters the singles chart, on its way to No30.
Primal Scream play at The Elysee, Montmartre, Paris, France, Europe.
Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Willie Dixon, perhaps the best-known blues songwriter in popular music history, dies of a heart attack in Burbank, California, USA.
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The band Weezer is formed by songwriter Rivers Cuomo. They will be signed eighteen months later to DGC [Geffen Records].
Michael Jackson visits tv comedian Benny Hill in hospital in the UK shortly before his demise.
Tori Amos releases her debut album, Little Earthquakes, in the USA.
Blues singer and guitarist Johnny Shines dies aged 76 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. He had recently had a leg amputated as a result of hardening of the arteries.
Ozric Tentacles come to the end of a tour of Britain with a gig at The Town And Country, London, England, UK, Europe.
Chicago play at Woodlands Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas, USA, with The Moody Blues.
Although still unsigned, upcoming UK band Oasis are given a full-page feature in the Manchester Evening News.
Prince plays the sixth of eight nights at Earls Court, London, England, UK.
When Morrissey plays at Les Eurockeennes Festival, in Belfort, France, Europe, he drapes himself in a Union Jack flag and uses enlarged photographs of skinheads as a stage backdrop. When he repeats this stunt later in the UK, he will be pilloried by the NME (New Musical Express) as a fascist and a racist.
Wearing only his underpants, Sean McDonough of British indie band Thousand Yard Stare is handcuffed to a tree by the band's tour manager, in Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Sexy MF by Prince peaks at No66 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. meanwhile, however, despite being banned by all radio stations in the UK, Sexy MF/Strollin' hits No4 on the British Singles chart.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the sixth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Smokey Robinson sings a medley of hits at the funeral of Mary Wells.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London.
Avant-garde composer John Cage, whose works influenced many pop and rock artists, dies aged 79.
When Nirvana play at Reading Festival, Reading, UK, Kurt Cobain provides the highlight of the day when he takes to the stage in a wheelchair, wearing a white dress and a ladies wig.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the twelfth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
David Byrne plays at The Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Nirvana play at the MTV Video Music Awards, bassist Krist Novoselic throws his instrument high into the air at the end of their performance of Lithium. Unfortunately, on its way back to earth, the instrument strikes him in the head and knocks him to the ground.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain.
The Hamsters play at The Mill, Banbury, UK.
Radiohead release a new single, Creep, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the twenty-second show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Motorhead as the opening act.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the twenty-second show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
The single My Name Is Prince by Prince peaks at No7 in the UK Singles Chart.
Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith comes to the end of an eight-date British tour at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
Bob Dylan releases the album Good As I Been To You, a collection of cover versions, in the UK on CBS Records.
Bob Dylan releases the album Good As I Been To You, a collection of cover versions, in the USA on Columbia Records.
On tour in support of her album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos plays the first of two nights at Steeltown, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The John Ethridge Quartet plays at South Hill Park AC, Bracknell, UK.
Louisiana Red plays at The Bear, Bearwood, Birmingham, UK.
The John Scofield Quartet plays at The University of Warwick AC, Coventry, UK, with John Surman and John Taylor.
The Ronnie Scott Sextet plays at St. Donat's AC, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan, Wales.
Gloria Estefan turns down a lucrative $5m soft drinks sponsorship deal for her forthcoming tour. Later, she observes, 'It was only money.'
While in Tokyo, Japan, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson visits Sega Enterprises to discuss a joint project.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the fourth of eight non-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the seventh of eight non-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
With a cumulative 121 weeks on the album charts in 1992, Guns N'Roses is the year's most successful album act.
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