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Nicholas Ryan Waterhouse is born in Santa Ana, California, USA. He will find acclaim as singer-songwriter and record producer Nick Waterhouse
When Twisted Sister
play in San Antonio, Texas, USA, the city has recently passed an anti-rock music ordinance [in response to pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC)
, to prevent the appearance of artists who sing about such topics as necrophilia, paedophilia or bestiality. A group of local dignitaries monitor the show but later, in the band's dressing room, they mingle happily with the group.
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
overdoses at a dealer's house in London, England, UK, Europe. The dealer allegedly tries to beat the life back into Sixx with a bat, then throws the unconscious rocker into a nearby dumpster.
Country music singer-songwriter Blaine Larsen
is born in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
receives the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Founder's Award. Dylan's acceptance speech at Chasen's Restaurant, Los Angeles, California, USA, is broadcast by on CNN's Showbiz Today show.
receives the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Founder's Award. Dylan's acceptance speech at Chasen's Restaurant, Los Angeles, is broadcast by on CNN's Showbiz Today show.
Why Not Me by The Judds
becomes their first platinum album, awarded by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
secretly marries Carolyn Dennis
, a backing singer in his band. Dennis had given birth to his daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, a few months earlier.
, briefly re-united, play at the Rosemont Horizon
, Chicago, Illinois. The event is part of a two-week long tour, A Conspiracy Of Hope
, whose objective is to raise cash and awareness for Amnesty International
, with the participation of Sting, U2
, Peter Gabriel
, Bryan Adams
and Lou Reed
The three-day-long Glastonbury Festival
at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, pulls in 60,000 punters, paying £17 to watch Madness, Simply Red
, Psychedelic Furs
, The Cure
, Lloyd Cole
And The Commotions, Housemartins, The Waterboys
, The Pogues and Level 42. A souvenir programme costs a further £1. £130,000 is raised for CND and local charities.
The Moody Blues
album The Other Side Of Life is certified as a Gold Disc
in the USA. The band is led by Swindon-born singer and songwriter Justin Hayward.
Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys goes on trial in Los Angeles
, California, USA, charged with distributing harmful material - an obscene poster in the band's album Frankenchrist - to minors.
Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson
and screenwriter Terry Southern acquire the rights to a screenplay called Obituaries by Roger Watkins. It will, in due course, be released as the movie Obits.
plays at Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, Europe.
telephones Richard Branson, head of Virgin Records
, to confess about his worsening problems with drugs. Soon after, he will begin treatment by addiction expert Dr. Meg Patterson at Branson's home in Oxfordshire, UK.
When Prince plays the last of three nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, he is joined by Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones
and Sting, for a version of Miss You.
play at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Bon Jovi
play at Club Lingerie, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, supported by Bon Jovi
For the second time in a month Bob Seger
fails to appear for a scheduled appearance on the tv show Late Night With David Letterman.
instigates legal proceedings in London, England, UK, Europe, to prevent his former colleagues David Gilmour and Nick Mason from using the name Pink Floyd
play the first of three nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
play at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
release a new single, Land Of Confusion, in the UK. In its lyrics and guitar riff, the song makes reference to My Generation by The Who.
Pete Thomas' Deep Sea Jivers play at The 100 Club
, London, UK.
District Six play at The Four Bars Inn, Cardiff, Wales.