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founds the outrageous grindcore band Anal C*nt
, which then sets out - with considerable success - to shock and offend as many listeners as possible.
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards
are held in Radio City Music Hall
, New York City, USA. Bruce Springsteen
's album Tunnel Of Love scoops Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance. Whitney Houston
gets Best Pop Vocal Performance (female). U2
's album The Joshua Tree gets two Grammies. Paul Simon
gets Record Of The Year for Graceland, curiously, as he also won it for the same album a year earlier. Prince is among the onlookers, but wins nothing.
Enter Shikari play at The Archer, Newcastle, England, UK.
Prince is in Los Angeles, California, USA, to make the video for his next single, Alphabet St.
Who’s Leavin' Who by Hazell Dean enters the UK singles chart. It will be her last UK Top 5 hit.
On the first leg of their Joshua Tree
play the first of three nights at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
Singer-songwriter Nico plays her last live gig, at Berlin Planetarium, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
at The Savoy, London, England, UK, Europe, to mark the guitarist's 25th year in the music business. Guests include George Harrison
A private dinner is held for the family and friends of
play the first of two warm-up gigs at Hammersmith Odeon, London, for the upcoming Free Nelson Mandela concert.
While on tour in Italy, Europe, Bruce Springsteen
meets a group of street musicians in the Piazza Di Spagna, Rome, and joins the group on acoustic guitar to perform I’m On Fire and The River for an audience of passers-by.
The album California Raisins by California Raisins is awarded a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
The Bob Marley
compilation album Legend is awarded a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
The album Appetite For Destruction by Guns N’Roses is certified as a double- platinum disc by the R.I.A.A.
in the USA.
A High Court injunction is obtained in London, England, UK, Europe, to prevent Charly Records from issuing the legendary audition tapes made by The Beatles
for Decca Records
in January 1962. These were the very tapes which prompted Decca A+R man Dick Rowe to tell The Beatles
manager, "Groups with guitars are out. Take your boys back to Liverpool, Mr Epstein."
While on tour in Europe, Bruce Springsteen
plays acoustic guitar in the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, with busker John Magnusson.
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.
Kiss play at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
plays at the Champs de Brionne Music Theater, George, Washington, USA.
Back home in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, after a massive world tour, Bruce Springsteen
hops on stage at The Stone Pony Club to guest with Cats on Stand By Me and Around And Around.
plays at The Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
And The Bluenotes play at The Tanglewood Music Center, Lennox, Massachusetts, USA.
and Runrig play at the Greenbelt Arts Festival, Castle Ashby Park, England, UK, Europe.
Prince's 32 date European tour, during which he has been seen by 500,000 fans, ends with the second of two nights at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, Europe. The USA leg of the same tour kicks off in one week’s time.
Rakim Mayers is born in Harlem, New York City, USA. He will find success as rapper ASAP Rocky.
In a ceremony outside the former Motown
Records recording studio in Detroit
, Michigan, USA, Michael Jackson
Records owner Berry Gordy with a $125,000 cheque to aid the Motown
Records Museum Historical Foundation.
Top Of The Pops
bans any record including the word 'acid', and Mecca ballrooms ban acid house parties. Even Smiley t-shirts are banned in some shops.
UK tv show
' manager Stephen Love (Mike Love's brother) is sentenced to five years' probation for embezzling more than $900,000 from the group.
makes his starring movie debut in the title role of Buster.
Mike And The Mechanics enter the UK album chart with their second album, The Living Years. It will peak at No2 and go on to international success.
play at The Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland, Europe, supported by Joan Jett.
play their farewell gig at The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England, UK, Europe. Entrance to the gig is limited to fans wearing Smiths or Morrissey