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Guy Pratt is born in London, UK, the son of actor Mike Pratt. Guy will become a well-known session bassist, working with Pink Floyd, Kirsty MacColl, The Smiths, Madonna, Robbie Robertson, Roxy Music, Michael Jackson and others.
The Yardbirds play at The Marquee Dance Club, Birmingham, UK.
The Beatles' latest single, Lady Ma donna, is released in the UK on Parlophone Records.
Michael Colombier dies in Santa Monica, California, USA, aged 65. He had enjoyed a successful career as a film score composer, with movies including Against All Odds, The Golden Child and The Money Pit. He had also worked with several rock acts, notably Prince on his film Purple Rain and Madonna on her film Swept Away.
Jack Waldman dies aged 33 from HIV-related lymphoma, in New York Cty, USA. Waldman had found success as a jazz and rock studio musician, composer, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, working with artists including Robert Palmer, Billy Idol, Madonna, Joe Jackson, Foreigner and Whitney Houston.
The R.I.A.A. certifies that the album Madonna has now notched up four million sales in the USA.
Italian tv refuses to broadcast Madonna's Pepsi commercial, featuring Like A Prayer, on the grounds that it is deemed blasphemous.
Madonna's latest single, Express Yourself, peaks at No2 on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, giving her sixteen consecutive Top Five hits, overtaking the record set by The Beatles, but still less than Elvis Presley.
Madonna is in Japan, Asia, preparing for the start of her Blonde Ambition tour, which begins on April 13 in Tokyo.
Madonna releases the soundtrack LP, I'm Breathless: Music from and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy, on Sire/Warner Bros. Records
Madonna cancels a third scheduled 'Blond Ambition' tour concert at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, due to laryngitis.
Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour plays the first of three nights at The SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at The Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the second of three nights at The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Madonna's second show at the Flaminio Stadium, Rome, Italy, Europe, is cancelled, due to poor ticket sales. Her show was recently criticised by the Italian Bishops' Conference as 'an offence to good taste.'
On her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna plays at Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour comes to an end at the Stade D L'Ouest, Nice, France. The show is filmed for HBO, and the broadcast becomes the cable station's most widely-viewed presentation ever.
The opening scenes of the movie In Bed With Madonna are filmed in her hotel room on the day after the final show of her Blond Ambition Tour in Nice, France, Europe.
The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Arsenio Hall, are broadcast live from Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California, USA. Video Of The Year is Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O'Connor, and the Video Vanguard Award goes to Janet Jackson. Madonna performs Vogue live, and the video wins in the categories of Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.
The new Madonna single, Erotica, boosted by another fetishistic bondage-themed video, reaches No3 in the USA. On the same day, the album of the same name peaks at No2 in the UK.
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, Dido, Simply Red, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 to name but a few.
Madonna's Drowned World tour, her first in eight years, sets off from Palau Saint Jordi Arena, Barcelona, Spain.
Madonna treads the boards of the Wyndham Theatre, London, UK, starring in the play Up For Grabs, which opens today.
Madonna wins the Michael Jackson International Artist of The Year Award, at the American Music Awards.
The UK's Countryside Agency publishes new 'Right To Roam' maps, showing that fifteen acres of land around Madonna's £9m mansion in Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, has now been designated as closed to ramblers. Madonna had been fighting for seven months to have her land closed to the public.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the last of three nights at Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan, Asia.
On her 47th birthday, Madonna suffers three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand in a horse riding accident at her Ashcombe House estate in Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
It is announced that Madonna has applied for planning permission to build a swimming pool at Ashcombe House in Berwick-St-John, her £9m, eight-bedroomed, South Wiltshire, UK, home.
It being April Fools day, Los Angeles radio station Latino 96.3 hoaxes listeners by announcing the impending marriage of Michael Jackson and Madonna, complete with impersonators of the happy couple phoning the station to confirm the news.
Madonna's recently adopted daughter, 3-year-old Chifundo "Mercy" James, leaves her native Malawi on a private jet headed for London.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at Chodoy Natural Amphitheatre, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at Bemowo Airport, Warsaw, Poland, Europe.
On her Sticky And Sweet Tour, Madonna plays at Parc Izvor, Bucharest, Romania, Europe.
Beyonce, Madonna and Aretha Franklin perform live for tv presenter and mogul Oprah Winfrey at her surprise farwell celebration in The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Police in Zaragoza, Spain, Europe, arrest a 31-year-old man and charge him with illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song, Give Me All Your Love, on the internet in November.
Robert Dewey Hoskins, a potentially violent escapee from a mental health facility in Norwalk, California, USA is reported to be back in police custody after being found in Long Beach, California. Hoskins was convicted of stalking Madonna in the 90s.
It is reported that Brazilian musician Joao Brasil believes the chorus of Madonna's current single Give Me All Your Luvin', has been plagiarised from his tune entitled L.O.V.E. Banana. He is, however, unwilling to sue her because he is a huge fan of her music.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The O2 Arena, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On her World Tour 2012, Madonna plays at The Olimpiski Arena, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
On her MDNA Tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Flordia, USA.
Retired firefighter Robert Linhart, who was arrested in 2010 for stalking Madonna outside her New York City, USA, apartment, is sentenced to three years' probation for resisting arrest by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Laura Ward.
It is announced that Madonna is to contribute funds to three organizations attempting to improve conditions in her home city of Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Scott Weiland, vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver dies, aged 48, in his sleep in his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. Weiland's life had been blighted for many years by drug abuse.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the first of two nights at the American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at Taipei Arena, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
Madonna loses a legal custody battle in the State Supreme Court, New York City, USA, with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie over which of the pair should look after their son Rocco. It is decided that the boy should continue to live with his father in London, England, UK, Europe. Shortly afterwards, Madonna posts an image of herself in a black hoodie, with an image of a crown over her head and the word "bitch" scrawled across her front, on social media outlets. This is interpreted as a 'defiant' response to the court decision.
Rocco Ritchie, son of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, is arrested for possession of cannabis in Primrose Hill, London, England, UK.
Forbes Magazine's Annual Rich List shows Taylor Swift as the year's most financially successful musician, with estimated earnings of $170m. One Direction are second with $110m, followed by Adele with $80m. Madonna sits in fourth place with $76.5m, with Rihanna fifth on $75m.