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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play the second show in a twenty-night season at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bruce Cockburn records Turn, Turn, Turn, at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, for the tribute album Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs Of Pete Seeger.
Billy Ray Cyrus, Lonestar, Trisha Yearwood and Kim Richey are among the performers at Bill Clinton's inaugural celebrations in Washington DC, USA.
Col Tom Parker, former manager of Elvis Presley, suffers a stroke and dies in Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The album Emancipation by Prince is certified double-platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Uriah Heep begin a Russian tour at The Hockey Arena, Rostov-don, Russia.
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The three-day long WOMADelaide Festival begins at The Botanic Park, Adelaide, Australia.
The Holy River by Prince peaks at No19 in the UK in its week of entry.
Uriah Heep play at The Milos Club, Larissa, Greece, Europe.
The 3-D sci-fi short film Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, closes at Disneyland, Pasadena, California, USA, and at the Epcot Centre, Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida.
Boz Scaggs releases a new LP, Come On Home, on Virgin Records in the UK.
The Artist (better known as Prince) sings Holy River at the VH1 Honors Awards in Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also closes the event with Raspberry Beret and Take Me With You medley.
Dylan plays at the Capitol Music Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia.
Bandleader and 50s recording star Ernie Fields dies aged 92 in the Evergreen Care Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. His biggest hit came in 1959 with an r'n'b version of Glenn Miller's In the Mood which peaked at No4 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Ian Hunter, formerly of Mott The Hoople, plays at The Wyvern Theatre.
Boz Scaggs plays his first British show in over twenty years - at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Dylan is admitted to hospital in Los Angeles for nine days suffering from "histoplasmosis", a potentially fatal heart condition. After recovering he quips, “I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon.”
Radiohead release the single Paranoid Android, in the UK on Parlophone Records.
The hit single MMMbop by Hanson is awarded a platinum disc in the UK by the BPI.
On the second leg of the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays a show at the Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany, Europe, to an audience of 55,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at La Pontaise Stadium, Lausanne, Switzerland, to an audience of 35,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Gerland Stadium, Lyon, France, to an audience of 25,000.
The film Face/Off, starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, is released in the USA. One of the film's featured characters, Victor Lazarro, is murdered but his death is made to look as if it has been a heart attack. This plot point will inspire the 2017 song Victor Lazarro's Heart by Happyness on their album Write In.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Ernst-Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria, to an audience of 50,000.
Blues guitarist Johnny Copeland dies at the age of 60, of complications arising from a heart transplant seven months earlier in Manhattan, New York City.
Former lead guitarist of Kiss, Vinnie Vincent, files a $5.5m lawsuit against the band in Los Angeles, California, USA, alleging royalty payment fraud.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the RDS, Dublin, Eire, to an audience of 43,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at the Stade de l'Ouest, Nice, France, to an audience of 35,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe, to an audience of 50,000.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland, to an audience of 50,000.
David Bowie plays at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, illinois, USA.
Rolling Stones begin rehearsals at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the imminent first night of their Bridges To Babylon tour.
Dylan releases his 30th album, Time Out Of Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan releases his 30th album, Time Out Of Mind, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Popular singer Joni James marries retired Air Force General Bernard Adolph Schriever, twenty years her senior, and leader of the crash program that had developed U.S. ballistic missiles — both ICBMs and IRBMs.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Johannesburg Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, to an audience of 47,000.
Jefferson Airplane [without Grace Slick and Jorma Kaukonen] and Country Joe McDonald play at Beach Chalet Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA.
Sleeper release their third album, Pleased To meet You, on Indolent Records in the UK.
Nimrod by Green Day peaks at No10 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
Everclear play at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sleeper play at The Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
The stage musical Chicago, set in prohibition-era Chicago, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London, UK, where it will run for nine years.
Billie Myers releases her debut album, Growing, Pains, in the USA.
Popular chansonnier Barbara dies, aged 67, from respiratory problems in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France, Europe.
Everclear play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Metro, Chicao, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the fourth of five nights at the El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. In his Never-ending Tour schedule this is concert No935.
The Dark Star Orchestra plays at Martyr's, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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