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After MTV edits secenes of semi-naked girls fondling phallic crucifixes from his Hot In The City
video, Billy Idol
refuses to let the channel air it, claiming they have "eliminated every scrap of meaning".
Tahliah Debrett Barnett is born in Gloucestershire, UK. She will find success as singer-songwriter and musician FKA Twigs
is inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
, later to lead Nirvana, sends a tape of demos he had recorded the previous day to a number of record labels in the USA. None of them
will even reply.
When Guns N'Roses
play at The Limelight, New York City, USA, Axl Rose leaves the stage angrily because what had been planned as an acoustic show has become electric.
The Second Annual Soul Train
Music Awards take place at the Civic Center, Santa Monica, California, USA. Whitney Houston
wins Album Of The Year (female). Michael Jackson
gets Best Single (male) and Album Of The Year (male). Janet Jackson
has to content herself with Best New Video.
release a new album, Open Up and Say...Ahh!, in the USA.
As Milli Vanilli
begin a five month promotional trip through Europe, Charles Shaw reveals on German radio that he sang on their hit single, Girl You Know It’s True. Producer Frank Farian allegedly pays him $155,000 to desist.
play at RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., USA.
Thomas Dolby plays at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Bad tour, Michael Jackson
returns to play at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, Europe, for the second time in this month.
play at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
's Out Of The Blue tour plays at Concord Pavilion, Concord, California, USA.
puts most of his massive art and pop collection up for auction at Sothebys Auction House in London, England, UK, Europe.
An early three-member line-up of Smashing Pumpkins
plays at The Avalon, Chicago, Illinois. Their future drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is in the audience but is not impressed.
play the second of two nights at The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
When electric guitar pioneer Les Paul
plays a concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, USA, his guest performers include Rita Coolidge
, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
, Jan Hammer, Waylon Jennings
, Stanley Jordan, B.B. King
, Steve Miller
, The Les Paul
Trio, Carly Simon
, The Stray Cats, and Eddie Van Halen
's last of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA, is filmed for their concert video Delicate Sound of Thunder.
The Everly Brothers
are greeted with a main street parade when they visit Central City, Kentucky, USA, close to their hometown of Brownie. Mayor Hugh Sweatt proclaims that Central City's Chestnut Street "will henceforth be known as Everly Brothers
starts a month-long American tour at The Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas, USA, with Mark Knopfler
sharing lead guitar chores.
Rakim Mayers is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find success as rapper ASAP Rocky.
When Eric Clapton
plays at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, with a band featuring Elton John
on keyboards and Mark Knopfler
on guitar, the all-star line-up is further bolstered by the unexpected arrival of Sting during their rendition of Money For Nothing.
Twenty two years after their last chart-topping single in the USA, Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys
return to No1 with the single Kokomo
and the Banshees play at The Community Theater, Berkeley, California, USA.
play at The Club Xcess, Houston, Texas, USA.
James Vance, one of two American teenagers who shot himself three years earlier after listening to the Judas Priest
album Stained Class, dies.
A 1964 Facel Vega Facel II two-door coupe, formerly owned by Ringo Starr
of The Beatles
, is sold at auction by Sotheby's in London, England, UK, Europe, fetching a price of $78,350.