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Bruce Springsteen records Back In Your Arms at the Hit Factory, New York City, USA.
Michael Jackson spends the second of four days in Los Angeles playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Michael Jackson spends the third of four days in Los Angeles playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
Skrewfish play their first live gig, as support to Pink Kross, at Key Youth Centre, East Kilbride, Scotland. Skrewfish will find greater success as Biffy Clyro.
Over My Shoulder by Mike And The Mechanics enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No12.
At the 37th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan's World Gone Wrong wins a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK.
Purple Medley by Prince peaks at No84 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA.
Larry Garner plays at The King's Hotel, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Liverpudlian BBC Radio dj and tv personality Kenny Everett dies aged 50, from an AIDS-related illness, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK.
Rapper Tone Loc is ordered to attend an anger management course by a Los Angeles, California, court after threatening a female friend with a baseball bat. He is also fined $1,350 placed on probation for two years, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
Etta James releases her twenty-first studio album, Time After Time, on RCA Victor Records. It will peak at No5 in the Billboard magazine Top Jazz Albums chart in the USA.
Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses requests a restraining order on deranged Ohio fan Karen McNeil, after she breaks into the kitchen of his Malibu, California, USA, home. On the same day, Van Morrison agrees to the British government using his hit Brown-Eyed Girl for a tv commercial promoting peace in Northern Ireland.
Rupert Robert "Bob" McNett , a former member of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, dies of prostate cancer in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rock fan Kristin Daniel is hospitalised after being struck by lightning at a Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead concert in RFK Stadium, Washington DC, USA.
HIStory, a greatest hits compilation by Michael Jackson, reaches No1 in the US album chart.
Donna Summer begins a tour of the USA with a show at The Nautica Stage, Cleveland, Ohio.
It is officially announced that Robbie Williams and Take That have parted company. On the same day, Louise Nurding quits UK all-girl group Eternal to launch a solo career and The Beatles slap a lawsuit on the US distributors of the album The Barking Beatles, which features the Fab Four's greatest hits sung by dogs.
Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, loses his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.
Guns N'Roses drummer Dizzy Reed is sentenced to 40 hours community service after Los Angeles, California, cops arrest him for drink driving.
Peter Gabriel invites eighty world music artists to his Real World Studios complex in Box, Wiltshire, for a weekend music recording marathon under the auspices of his Real World record label.
The Rolling Stones, with Bob Dylan as their special guest, play in Espace Grammont, Montpellier, France.
When Kiss fan Bill Rexer is married at a Kiss convention in New York City, USA, the best man is bassist Gene Simmons, and the bride is given away by guitarist Paul Stanley.
Ozzy Osbourne is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is buried at St Steven's Church, Belvedere, California, USA. Guests at the service include the other members of the band and Bob Dylan.
Obsesssive Bee Gees fan Marilyn Holmes, 43, appears in court in the UK charged with breaking into the Oxfordshire home of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, where she was found hiding in a cupboard with a tape recorder and video camera.
Love/Hate release the album I'm Not Happy, on Calibre Records in the USA.
Swiss tax authorities are reported to be chasing Tina Turner for an unpaid $510,000.
While in Paris, France, Europe, Ozzy Osbourne does telephone interviews with The New York Post [Lisa Robinson], The East Coast Rocker [Dan Davis] and Cover Story [Phillip Zonkel].
While in Paris, France, Europe, Ozzy Osbourne does in person press, radio and tv interviews with Carmel Giordano of Metal Hammer, Roberto Gandolfi of Thunder, Mariscal Romero of Heavy Rock and several others.
PJ Harvey and Ben Harper play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eye Hate U by Prince peaks at No12 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, as his LP The Gold Experience hits No4 in its week of entry to the UK Album Chart.
The Lighthouse Family release Ocean Drive, the title track from their debut album, Ocean Drive, in the UK. It will not prove to be a major hit until it is re-released the following year.
Everclear play at Hades Haunted House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tupac Shakur is released from Clinton Correctional Facility, New York State, USA, on $1.4m bail, posted by Suge Knight. In return Tupac signs a three-album deal with Knight's Death Row Records.
With no reason given, The Lebanese Government bans Iron Maiden from playing in Mont La Salle, Beruit.
Sonic Youth play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Helium and The Amps.
Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul the Second as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.
Liverpudlian band Cast enter the UK albums chart with All Change, which will peak at No7 during a 67-week run.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK.
Country music singer Daron Norwood announces that he is quitting music because of his addiction to alcohol. He tells the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal that he has been taking 20 to 25 shots of Jack Daniels every night.
An impromptu sing-song around the piano at Frank Sinatra's house features Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Lawrence And Eydie Gorme and Ol' Blue Eyes himself.
At the MTV Europe Music Awards, Michael Jackson picks up the Best Male Singer Award. Bjork is Best Female Singer, U2 Best Group, Bon Jovi Best Rock Group, East 17 Best Dance Act, Take That Best Live Act and Dog Eat Dog Breakthrough Artist.
On his Outside tour, David Bowie plays at The Exhibition And Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, but his 'very special guest' Morrissey doesn't show up and fails to play any further gigs on the tour.
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Blur's album Parklife is awarded a Quadruple-platinum Disc in the UK by the BPI, and their album The Great Escape is awarded a Double-platinum Disc.
Emergency Broadcast Network play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Gold Experience by Prince peaks at No88 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
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