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Jazz guitarist Ike Isaacs performs Cheek To Cheek while holding a Jazz Workshop at Concept Music Store, Perth, Australia.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope plays at The Town & Country Club, London.
Bob Dylan plays at The Point Depot, Dublin, Eire, during a 12-date UK tour, which will climax with eight nights at Hammersmith Odeon.
Radiohead play at the Venue, in their home town of Oxford, UK.
Marlena Easley of US 60's girl-group The Orlons dies of cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, aged 49.
Chicago-based jazz/blues pianist Art Hodes dies aged 88 in Harvey, Illinois, USA.
7 by Prince is certified as a gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Folk blues singer and banjo player Karen J. Dalton dies aged 55 in New York City, USA.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates two bombs in the town centre of Warrington, Cheshire, UK. The blasts kills two children: three-year-old Johnathan Ball dies instantly, and twelve-year-old Tim Parry will die five days later in hospital. Around 56 other people are injured, four seriously. The song Zombie by The Cranberries is a reaction to this horrific atrocity.
Prince plays the last of three nights to a sellout crowd in Radio City Music Hall, New York City, USA.
Prince performs for the first time at The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA, for a specially-invited audience of under-privileged children's groups from the local community.
Robert Flack makes a guest appearance as herself on today's episode of ABC-TV show Loving in the USA.
Michael Jackson wins three awards (World's Best-Selling Recording Artist of the Year, World's Best-Selling Recording Artist of the Era and Best-Selling American Artist of the Year) at the 1993 World Music Awards in the Salle Des Etoiles, Sports Club of Monaco, Monte Carlo.
The album Us by Peter Gabriel, recorded at his Real World Studios complex in Box, is awarded a Platinum Disc in the UK by the BPI.
It is reported that tax authorities in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA, are in pursuit of Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses who owes $7,095 in property taxes dating back over the past four years, and could lose a 10-acre lot he owns in southern Wisconsin if he doesn't pay up. Tax demands sent by the county treasurer's office to Rose's registered address in Encino, California, have been returned with no forwarding address. Rose has until July 15 to pay the taxes or face foreclosure.
When Bob Dylan headlines The Fleadh Festival in London, UK, Van Morrison joins him onstage for the song One Irish Rover.
Doctor John delivers the eulogy at a memorial service for blues songwriter, singer and guitarist John Campbell. The urn containing Campbell's ashes is then escorted home on a motorcycle by a procession of Hells Angels, in the manner that his wife said would be just as he wanted it.
On his Secret World Tour, Peter Gabriel plays the first of two nights at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Secret World Tour, Peter Gabriel plays the second of two nights at The Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz pianist and bandleader Woolf Phillips dies aged 84 in Reseda, California, USA.
Loser, a single by obscure singer-songwriter Beck, receives its first airplay from deejay Chris Douridas on his show, Morning Becomes Eclectic, on KCRW radio, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Neil Young plays in Bad Mergentheim, Germany, Bob Dylan turns up unexpectedly. Despite prompting from Young and organist Booker T. Jones, Dylan does not join Young on stage.
Funky jazz keyboardist Richard Tee, who had worked with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack and others, dies of prostate cancer in Cold Spring, New York State, USA.
A white-supremacist plot to assassinate Ice-T and Ice Cube is uncovered by the FBI, and revealed to the UK in NME, following the firebombing of the offices of the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People in Tacoma, Washington, USA. On the same day, Elton John auctions his entire record collection, with proceeds going to AIDS charities.
Don Myrick, saxophonist with in Earth, Wind And Fire, is shot dead at the age of 52 by a policeman in Santa Monica, California, USA, who mistakes a butane lighter in Myrick's hand for a weapon.
Johnny Cash plays at The Fair, Victorville, California, USA.
Park Sun-Young is born in Seoul, South Korea. She will find success as pop singer Luna.
Smashing Pumpkins play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Phil Seymour, vocalist with The Dwight Twilley Band, dies from lymphoma at Tarzana Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The American Jukebox Operators announce that the most played record of all time is Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.
Johnny Cash plays at Lake County Fair, Painesville, Ohio, USA.
Creep by Radiohead reaches No34 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Suede win the Mercury Music Prize in London for their eponymous debut album.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
"Papa's got a brand new bridge!" declares the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed James Brown Soul Centre Of The Universe Bridge in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA.
Pink Floyd, Genesis and Eric Clapton are the main attractions at a benefit gig in Cowdray Park, Sussex, UK, for the King Edward VII Hospital. While Genesis are playing, Phil Collins begins to feel it is time to leave.
Two compilations - The Hits/The B Sides and The Hits 1 - by Prince peak respectively at No4 and No5 in the UK albums chart.
A major fire in California's Los Padres National Forest threatens to engulf Michael Jackson's home, Neverland in the Santa Ynez valley, coming to within three miles of the property.
Bob Dylan plays at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at The Country Fair, San Rafael, California, USA.
Bigger, Better, Faster, More! by Four Non Blondes is certified as a platinum album in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at The Palasport, Florence, Italy, Europe.
Cilla Black and Dusty Springfield enter the UK singles chart with Heart And Soul, which will peak at No75 in its week of entry.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the fourth of five nights at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico.
Bob Dylan's album World Gone Wrong enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No18 during a three-week run.
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
When Johnny Cash plays at The Viper Room, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, his set is recorded and the songs Tennessee Stud and The Man Who Couldn't Cry will appear on his 1994 LP American Recordings.
Johnny Cash plays at a private function in Ocean City, Maryland, USA.
Both Sides by Phil Collins is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.