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No Fences and Ropin' The Wind by Garth Brooks
become the first country albums certified for shipments of 6m units in the USA. Sim ultaneously his self-titled LP is awarded triple-platinum status by the R.I.A.A.
of The Rolling Stones
attends the premiere of his new movie, Freejack, at Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, 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.
play the second of two nights at G-Mex, Manchester, England, UK.
The 19th Annual American Music Awards ceremony is held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. Mariah Carey
wins Favourite Female Artist in the Soul/R'n'B category.
play at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The band Weezer
is formed by songwriter Rivers Cuomo. They will be signed eighteen months later to DGC [Geffen Records].
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
play the second of two nights at Theaterfabrik, Unterfoehring, Germany, Europe.
MSG [The Michael Schenker Group] plays at Omni, Oakland, California, USA.
The NBC tv series Friday Night Videos devotes an entire edition, entitled Live & Dangerous, to the videos of Michael Jackson
The album Wish
by The Cure
enters the UK chart, where it will peak at No1.
plays at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, Jerry Garcia
of The Grateful Dead
joins him for two songs, Cat's In The Well and Idiot Wind.
plays the first of seven nights at The Pantages Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
come to the end of a tour of Britain with a gig at The Town And Country, London, England, UK, Europe.
The first Summer Festival takes place in Olofstrom, Sweden, Europe, with nine bands, headlined by Nazareth
. [The event will grow into the four-day-long Swedenrock Festival
, Crowded House
, Extreme, Lou Reed
, Luka Bloom, The Red Hot Chili Peppers
, The Scabs, The Smashing Pumpkins
and Urban Dance Squad play at Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
, Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew
and Joey Ramone of The Ramones
are among musicians who condemn today's appointment of Al Gore as Bill Clinton's Presidential running mate in the USA. Their objections primarily focus on his wife, Tipper Gore, founder of the Parents Music Resource Centre, a pro-censorship body which forced record labels to put warning stickers on albums with content unsuitable for minors.
of Guns N'Roses
enters a plea of not guilty in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, to charges of assault and property damage stemming from a riot at a St. Louis concert a year earlier. He is released on $100,000 bail in order to resume touring. The St. Louis riot had started after Rose leaped from the stage, allegedly to take a camera from a fan, and then abruptly ended the show.
Charlotte Emma Aitchison is born in Cambridge, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as Charli XCX
Avant-garde composer John Cage
, whose works influenced many pop and rock artists, dies aged 79.
A diverse group of musicians and composers, including Simon Jeffes of Penguin Caf
plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Guns N' Roses
play the eightteenth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with Faith No More
as the opening act.
Rapper Tupac Shakur
Shakur) is denounced by US Vice President Dan Quayle, who declares that Shakur's album 2Pacalypse Now "has no place in our society".
files a $90m lawsuit in the Supreme Court, New York City, USA, against his former attorney, Allen Grubman, alleging breach of fiduciary duty, malpractice, fraud and conflict of interest.
exposes her breasts in front of 6,000 people during an AIDS benefit show with Jean Paul Gaultier at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also appearing as catwalk models in the show are singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers
by Pearl Jam
enters the UK singles chart at No15, its highest position.
On tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, Sinead O'Connor
rips up a photograph of The Pope, declaring him to be 'the real enemy'.
During an eight-date tour, jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith
plays at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
releases a new single, her cover version of the 1974 Dolly Parton
composition, I Will Always Love You
, on Arista Records in the USA. With a run of fourteen weeks atop the chart, it will break the record for most weeks at No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Highly-touted Liverpool, UK, band The Stairs release their final single, Last Time Around, on Imaginary Records.
Jazz guitar duo Antonio Forcione
and Eduardo Niebla play at The Red Note, St. Albans, UK.