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Professor Haakan Borglund of Uppsala University in Lund, Sweden, claims the woman Michael Jackson is married to is not really Lisa Marie Presley but a double.
The movie Free Willy featuring You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson as its main theme song, is released to cinemas in Hong Kong.
Lorena Bobbitt who chopped off her husband's penis, claiming it was in retaliation for him sexually assaulting her, is acquitted by a jury in Manassas, Virgina, USA, by reason of temporary insanity. Bobbitt's revenge will inspire several songs, including Bobbit Song by stand-up comedian Richard Morton and Lorena Bobbitt [2012] by Aaradhna. The Bee Gees also parodied their own song To Love Somebody as To Lose Your Penis on the Howard Stern Show in 1994.
Rod Stewart, Sting and Bryan Adams reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with All For Love.
The Judds, Clint Black, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker perform during a Rockin' Country halftime show at the Super Bowl (Dallas Cowboys vs the Buffalo Bills) in the Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
I Swear by John Michael Montgomery begins the first of four weeks at No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Prince's new single, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, receives its premiere on CBS-TV's Miss USA Pageant in the USA.
UK tabloid The Daily Star runs a front page story about visiting "evil gangster rapper" Snoop Doggy Dogg with the headline Kick This Evil Bastard Out.
A 600-strong crowd gathers at Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to hear Prince play a seventy-minute set, described as "The Beautiful Experience", to celebrate the release of the single, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World.
The fourteenth BRIT Awards event is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, hosted by Elton John and RuPaul. Winners include Sting for Best British Male Solo Artist, Brian Eno as Best British Producer, Crowded House as International Group and Van Morrison as Outstanding Contribution. Pray by Take That wins for Best British Single and Best British Video, and the band perfoms live doing a medley of the Beatles' hits. Prince wins the Best International Male Artist award.
Blues and jazz fiddler Papa John Creach, best known for his work with Hot Tuna, dies from pneumonia, contracted as a consequence of a heart attack, aged 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
In response to music trade adverts, the original five Spice Girls (with Michelle Stephenson rather than Baby Spice Emma Bunton) meet for the first time.
Jazz guitarist and banjo player Danny Barker, who worked with Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder, Benny Carter and many others, dies of cancer aged 85, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
English-born soul / neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter Ephraim Lewis dies dies after having apparently jumped from a fourth floor balcony in Los Angeles, California, USA. His death will be ruled as suicide, but some reports say that LAPD officers stunned him with a Taser after a hyperactive exchange, perhaps connected to his use of methamphetamine.
A warrant is issued for the arrest of Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson, over his family's failure to pay producer Gary Smith the $1.6m costs for The Jackson Family Honours TV gala which aired on America's NBC network.
Love/Hate release the album Let's Rumble, on Calibre Records in the USA.
Ginny Simms dies aged 78, of a heart attack in Palm Springs, California, USA. She had found success as an actress and big band singer working with Kay Kyser and others.
An aeroplane carrying Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down as it prepares to land in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa. This action will set in motion 100 days of mass murder which have come to be known as the Rwandan Genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 Tutsi people will die at the hands of Hutu tribesmen. According to co-writer Isaac Slade, The Rwandan Genocide inspired the storyline of the song Heartbeat by his band The Fray.
Soul and r'n'b singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion in the USA.
During a 23-date US tour, Bob Dylan plays at the Fox Theater, St. Louis, Missouri.
When Sheryl Crow plays at the 328 Club, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, the gig is recorded and will be released as a limited edition CD entitled Live From Nashville.
Rammstein play at The Kulturhaus, Bad Lobenstein Germany, Europe.
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World by Prince , distributed through the indie Bellmark Records following the artist's break with Warners, peaks at No3 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Noted be-bop jazz trumpeter Red Rodney dies aged 66 of lung cancer in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA.
Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play at Great Woods Performing Arts Centre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
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Reggae vocalist and recording artist Gene Rondo dies of cancer in Hackney, London, UK.
The famed Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury festival site in Somerset, UK, burns down in the night, with just days to go before the festival is due to start.
Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play at The Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
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Latin pop singer Jon Secada fell through the rostrum as he was approaching the stage to perform to an estimated one-billion television viewers during the opening ceremonies of the World Cup soccer tournament in Chicago. Secada was unable to extricate himself from the hole, and since the band had already started playing, he began singing with only his head above the stage level. He was eventually pulled from the hole, and moved to centre stage to finish his performance. Secada was later diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder
On the second day of the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, five festival goers are shot by a crazed gunman.
Pandemonium by Killing Joke peaks at No28 in the UK Singles Chart.
Trouble, the debut single by UK girl-power duo Shampoo, reaches No14 in the UK singles chart.
Radiohead leave The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire, UK, having completed two weeks of recording sessions for the album The Bends.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley make public their secret marriage, which was conducted eleven weeks earlier in the Dominican Republic.
Blur release a new single, Parklife, in the UK on Food Records. It will peak at No10 in the UK singles chart.
Come by Prince enters the UK album chart at No1. The album is essentially a compilation of previously unreleased tracks.
Oasis release their debut album, Definitely Maybe, on Creation Records in the UK.
Rolling Stones play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Radiohead release a new EP, My Iron Lung, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Singer and actress Harriet Nelson, best-remembered for her role in the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, dies of congestive heart failure in laguna Beach, California, USA, aged 85. She was also the mother of teen idol Ricky Nelson.
Prince reportedly signs an agreement letting Warners release his controversial LP The Black Album.
What's The Frequency, Kenneth? by R.E.M. peaks at No21 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart.
The Moody Blues 1970 album A Question Of Balance is finally certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Bob Dylan is taping his performance for the MTV Unplugged series at the Sony Studios in New York City, USA.
King Crimson finish recording their album Thrak in Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, UK.
Aerosmith play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Prince sings a track from his album The Gold Experience on CBS-TV's Late Show With David Letterman, in the USA.
Eric Clapton is made an O.B.E. in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
Eric Clapton is made an O.B.E. in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.