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The first Anglo-Asian ragga star, Apache Indian, achieves his first UK Top 40 single placing in a duet with Maxi Priest on Fe Real.
Jazz trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie dies aged 75 of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope plays at The Town & Country Club, London.
When Lulu appears on UK tv show Top Of The Pops with her new single Independence, she becomes the first female singer to perform on the show in all four decades of its existence.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
7 by Prince is certified as a gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Sting's album, Ten Summoner's Tales, recorded at Lake House, Great Durnford, enters the UK album chart, where it will peak at No2.
Sting's album, Ten Summoner's Tales, recorded at Lake House, Great Durnford, peaks at No2 in the American album chart.
Former Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson reveals publicly that he has the AIDS virus, having tested positively for HIV more than a year earlier.
Visionary jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Sun Ra dies of pneumonia in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, aged 79.
Creation Records owner Alan McGee sees Oasis play as support to Boyfriend, 18 Wheeler and Sister Lovers at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland, and offers them a deal that night.
Micahel Jackson, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Rod Stewart are among the guests seen performing when the World Music Awards event is televised in the UK to an audience of over 4m viewers. The worldwide total audience of this event is estimated at 500m. Michael Jackson is presented with awards for Best-Selling American Artists of the Year, World's Best-Selling Recording Artist of the Year and World's Best-Selling Recording Artist of the Era.
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
Prince announces that he has changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, apparently as a protest against the unfairness of his record company contract. Before long, he will be commonly referred to as TAFKAP - an acronym standing for The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
When Bob Dylan headlines the Fleadh Festival in London, UK, Van Morrison joins him onstage for the song One Irish Rover.
Chuck Berry plays in Arthur's Night Club, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Sarah McLachlan plays at The Starlight Theatre, Williamsville, New York State, USA.
Charlotte Corday is beheaded by the guillotine in Paris, France, Europe, for the murder of Jean-Paul Marat. Her story is told in the song Charlotte Corday by Al Stewart [co-written with Tori Amos].
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.
Johnny Cash plays at Atlanta Symphony, Hunter Mt., New York State, USA.
Johnny Cash plays in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.
Johnny Cash plays in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sheryl Crow releases the album Tuesday Night Music Club on A&M Records in the USA, where it will go on to sell over 5m copies.
Lionel Richie and his childhood sweetheart Brenda Harvey are divorced after having been married for nearly eighteen years. Harvey had found him in bed in a Beverly Hills hotel room with his girlfriend Diane Alexander.
Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, a member of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, is found dead in the stairwell of his building, with 23 knife wounds in his corpse.
Jaz Coleman and Youth of Killing Joke are recording vocal tracks for the album Pandemonium, in The King's Chamber, The Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt, Africa.
Police raid Michael Jackson's homes in California after allegations of child abuse. (outlaw)
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Singapore National Stadium, Singapore.
Moments before taking the stage at Singapore National Stadium in Singapore, Asia, on his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson collapses backstage with a severe migraine, and the show is cancelled.
Mariah Carey releases her third album Music Box, in the USA. It will eventually notch up 32m sales worldwide.
Destined to be their first Billboard US Top Twenty hit, Today is the new single from Smashing Pumpkins.
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.
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
On his Secret World Tour, Peter Gabriel plays at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Iron Maiden release a new single, Hallowed Be Thy Name, a live version of a track which originally appeared on their 1982 album, The Number Of The Beast.
Compilation LP The Hits 2 by Prince peaks at UK No5 and US No54.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of three nights at the River Plate Stadium , Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the last of three nights at the River Plate Stadium , Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Vocalist and keyboard player Wade Flemons, who scored r'n'b hits as a solo artist before going on to become a founder member of Earth, Wind And Fire dies of cancer in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA.
Billy Bragg heads an anti-Nazi march in Welling, UK, which ends in conflicts between police and marchers. Bragg is subsequently critical of police actions at the march.
Vs, the second album from Pearl Jam, becomes the fastest-selling album ever in the United States.
Michael Jackson is staying in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santiago, Chile, while preparing for his upcoming concerts in the city.
Johnny Cash plays at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, during a lengthy series of concerts at the venue.
Sony Music release a statement in support of Michael Jackson who is currently mired in child sex allegations. The statement says, "Michael Jackson's unique position as a world-class artist and humanitarian is as important to Sony Music as to the tens of millions around the globe who have been touched by his art and faith."
Enormously influential blues guitarist Albert Collins, aka The Iceman, dies of lung cancer, aged 61, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The movie Free Willy featuring You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson as its main theme song, is released to cinemas in Australia.
Blues recording artist Big Jack Reynolds dies in Toledo, Ohio, USA. 1993
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