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Six-year-old Neil Young
and his family arrive in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA, following a six-day trip from Toronto. The family stays for five months, while Neil recuperates from a bout with polio.
Chris Novoselic, bass player of Nirvana is born in Compton, California, USA.
Having just played his final gig with his band The High Flying Birds, Neil Young
is headed for Sunbury, Ontario, Canada, when his 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse breaks down in Blind River. The incident will provide Young with the inspiration for his song Long May You Run
is sued by Geffen Records for $3m. The label claims that his latest album, Everybody's Rockin’, is "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums."
and the International Harvesters begin a North American arena tour in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Support act is Waylon Jennings
and Jessi Colter.
Rock censorship rears its ugly head again when MTV in the USA refuses to air the Neil Young
video for his current single, This Note's For You. In the video, the hair of a Michael Jackson
lookalike catches fire during filming of what appears to be a Pepsi commercial. The blaze is extinguished by 'Whitney Houston' pouring Coke on Jacko's head.
Nirvana play their first-ever British gig, supporting their Sub Pop
Records labelmates Tad
at The Riverside, in Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Nirvana support TAD at the Piper Club, Rome, Italy, Europe. When Kurt Cobain
becomes disenchanted with the proceedings, he climbs a speaker stack and makes his way across the stage via the lighting rig.
play at The HUB Ballroom, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at The Cattle Club, Sacramento, California, USA.
Andy Wood, frontman of Mother Love Bone
, overdoses on heroin at his apartment in Seattle, Washington, USA, just days before the band's debut LP is to be released.
The highest new entry on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, Oceania
, is Epic by Faith No More
, which will peak at No1.
and Danzig play at The Unicorn, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
The Foo Fighters
make their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR
, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna
, Depeche Mode
, Simply Red
, Robert Plant
, Pearl Jam
, Rod Stewart
, Keith Richards
and Elvis Costello
, Maroon 5
to name but a few.
play at The House Of Blues, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California, USA.
's 90th Birthday
, is held at Madison Square Garden
, New York City, USA. The event features forty artists representing a wide variety of musical genres and generations, including Joan Baez
, Ben Harper
, Ani DiFranco
, Dave Matthews
, Michael Franti
, Emmylou Harris
, Juanes, John Mellencamp
, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Bruce Springsteen
, Taj Mahal
, Eddie Vedder
, and Keller Williams.
The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, a star-studded, one night only concert celebrating folk music legend
The Foo Fighters
' new single, Rope, [the first release from their imminent album, Wasting Light
], makes its debut on the band's official website, foofighters.com.
play at The Sage, Gateshead, UK.
and Promise Of The Real release their new studio album The Visitor on Reprise Records.