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When tickets go on sale for George Michael of Wham!'s first British solo shows they sell out immediately.
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Sonny Moore is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He will find global success as DJ, recording artist and producer Skrillex.
The R.I.A.A. in the USA awards double-platinum status to the album Always And Forever by Randy Travis.-
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is born in the parish of Saint Michael, Barbados, Caribbean. She will find worldwide success as singer Rihanna.
Crash by The Primitives enters the UK Pop Singles Chart where it will peak at No5 during a ten-week run on the chart.
It is reported that Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones will earn £1m on each night of his upcoming solo tour of Japan, Asia, – a total of £7m.
Fairport Convention play at The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Oakridge Boys play at The Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Grace Slick reveals that she is leaving Starship.
Morrissey, former leader of The Smiths, releases his solo debut album, Viva Hate!
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On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the the McNichols Arena Denver, Colorado.
Jazz violinist and trombone player Edward "Ed" Burke dies in East Elmhurst, New York State, USA. In a long career Ed Burke worked with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins to name but a few.
Pattie Clapton (nee Pattie Boyd) files for divorce citing husband Eric Clapton's adultery with Italian TV personality Lori del Santo who had given birth to Clapton's son in August 1987.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is born in Tottenham, London, UK. She will find success as vocalist and songwriter Adele.
In Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Roger McGuinn plays at The Uptown, where he is backed by a quartet of local musicians calling themselves The Southern Gentlemen. They are, in fact, R.E.M.
Joan Baez releases a new album, Recently, on Virgin Records in the UK.
Heloise Letissler is born in Nantes, France, Europe. She will find success as leader of Christine And The Queens.
Street vendor Dennis Loban is found guilty of the murder of reggae star Peter Tosh, during a robbery in Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
The first Hot night is held at The Hacienda club, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Michael Jackson plays the second of three consecutive sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium, London, during his Bad World Tour.
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.
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Nirvana is mixing the tracks Love Buzz, Big Cheese and Spank Thru at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Pink Floyd play at Gentofte Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Prince plays the sixth of seven non-consecutive nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe, on his Lovesexy tour.
During their first tour of Brazil, South America, Jethro Tull play the first of two nights at Projeto SP, Sao Paulo.
During their first tour of Brazil, South America, Jethro Tull play the second of two nights at Projeto SP, Sao Paulo.
Neil Young And The Bluenotes play at the Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Def Leppard play at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, San Jose, California, USA.
Pink Floyd's third of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York, is filmed for their concert video Delicate Sound of Thunder.
Pink Floyd's fourth of five shows at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA, is filmed for their concert video Delicate Sound of Thunder.
Tanita Tikaram plays at The Riverside, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kathlyn Brox (aka Kathleen Brox) of The Brox Sisters, stars of Vaudeville, Broadway, films and radio, dies aged 84 in New York City, USA.
In the wake of the recent disaster at the UK's Monsters Of Rock Festival, Prince has doubts about the safety of his gig at Hamburg's 65,000 capacity Volksparkstadion. So, instead, he plays two nights at the Wilhelm Koch Arena.
Country music star John Denver begins three days of medical evaluation and tests with NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, to determine his fitness to be launched into space aboard the Russian Mir Space Station. The Russian authorities had contacted numerous Americans, including scientists and politicians, offering the chance to go into space, and Denver was one of those who applied.
David Lee Roth plays the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, supported by Great White.
Eric Clapton starts a month-long American tour at The Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas, USA, with Mark Knopfler sharing lead guitar chores.
Tabloid newspaper the Sunday People in the USA claims that Luke Goss of hit-making UK pop duo Bros lives in the same block of flats as a known heroin dealer. The duo will respond by suing the newspaper.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays at Linz Stadium, Linz, Austria, Europe.
Over $3.75m has been grossed by the time The Grateful Dead play the last of a ten-show series at Madison Square Gardens, NY.
South American heavy metal band Sepultura begin recording their third album in Brazil.
After a Level 42 concert at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, bassist Mark King gets involved in a brawl in the Mad House nightclub.
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The Amnesty International tour, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel, plays in Nunez Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
In a ceremony outside the former Motown Records recording studio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, Michael Jackson presents Motown Records owner Berry Gordy with a $125,000 cheque to aid the Motown Records Museum Historical Foundation.
Eric Clapton plays at The Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, with a band featuring Elton John on keyboards and Mark Knopfler on guitar.
Simply Red play at Pacha, Valencia, Spain, Europe.
Smashing Pumpkins make their radio debut, performing a live set for WNUR Radio, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
Guns N'Roses release their second album, G N'R Lies, on Geffen Records in the UK.
U2 release the single Angel Of Harlem, which is inspired by the voice and life of blues and jazz singer Billie Holiday.
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.
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