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The album New Jersey by Bon Jovi is certified four times platinum in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Celebrated barrelhouse pianist Whistlin' Alex Moore dies in Dallas, Texas, USA, aged 89 of a heart attack.
Jethro Burns of much-loved country music/comedy act Homer And Jethro, dies of cancer in Evanston, Illinois, USA, aged 69.
Michael Jackson sacks Frank Dileo, his manager of the past five years. "I lived before Michael," responds Dileo, "I'll live after Michael."
Marc Conners of Canadian a capella group The Nylons dies of AIDS in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
As the prize in a competition, Crowded House play live in the basement of film student Grant Harvey's home in Calgary, Canada.
It is reported that the UK's Press Council has told tabloid newspaper The Daily Star to remedy an inaccurate story about Elton John spending £4.5m on a house in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
W.A.S.P. release their fourth studio album, The Headless Children, in the USA.
During a European tour, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr. play the last of six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Queen release The Miracle, their first studio album for three years, in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Jaahalli Isshallen, Helsinki, Finland.
Heavy D And The Boyz release their second album Big Tyme on Uptown Records in the USA.
65,000 fans make the annual pilgrimage to the three-day-long Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, where a £28 ticket gives them the opportunity to savour the delights of The Wonderstuff, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Pixies and Suzanne Vega (who appears despite a death threat). Those wanting a programme pay a further £2.
Smokey Robinson launches Smoke, his own-brand perfume for women.
Smokey Robinson launches his own brand of perfume, Smoke.
The Pet Shop Boys embark on their first live tour, taking in Hong Kong, Japan and the UK.
Following an onstage fight the night before between members of the bands Guy and New Edition, a gang of Guy crew members arrive at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, armed with baseball bats. They proceed to batter New Edition crew members Michael 'Spider' Clark and Ronald Byrd. However, Byrd is armed and manages to shoot Guy crew member Anthony Bee who later dies from his injuries.
On their Strange Behaviour tour, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at the Smirnoff Music Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Eric Clapton plays a charity show for a local housing project in front of 102,000 people in Machava Stadium, Maputo, Mozambique, Africa.
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Big Daddy Kinsey And The Kinsey Report, Honey Boy Edwards, Jimmy Nelson and The Big Town Playboys play in the South Bank Blues Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead are awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album Dylan And The Dead.
The Mexican Ethnic festival is held in Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On his No Rest For The Wicked tour, Ozzy Osbourne play at Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, USA.
On his No Rest For The Wicked tour, Ozzy Osbourne play at ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California, USA.
On their One For All World Tour, The Bee Gees play at The Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
The Who play the second of three nights at Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Quincy Jones releases a new LP, Back On The Block, on Qwest/Warner Bros Records in the USA.
Bruce Springsteen is awarded an 11x platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album Born In The USA.
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (aka Yes by another name) play at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA.
10,000 Maniacs is awarded a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the album In My Tribe.
The Rolling Stones come to the end of a month of rehearsals for their Steel Wheels Tour in Washington, Connecticut, USA.
On his Spike tour, Elvis Costello plays at Lake Compounce Festival Park, Bristol, Connecticut, USA.
Ten Years After play the first of two nights at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Pointer Sisters release the compilation LP Greatest Hits in the USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Jones Beach Theatre, New York State, USA.
The Manic Street Preachers play at The Horse And Groom, London, England, UK, Europe.
Enuff Z'Nuff release their debut LP, Enuff Z'Enuff, in the USA.
On their The Prayer tour, The Cure play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Diana Ross plays at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Starplex Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
Prince releases a new single, Partyman, in the UK.
Oops Up by Snap! enters the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, Oceania, at No38, where it will peak at No4. The song is 'inspired' by The Gap Band's 1979 hit I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance (Oops!), more commonly known by its refrain "Oops Upside Your Head."
Ruby Turner plays at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, England, UK, Europe.
Phil Collins releases a new single, Another Day In Paradise.
The Temptations play at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, England, UK, Europe.
Michael Jackson attends the ceremony when his former school, Gardner Street Elementary, 7450 Hawthorn Ave, Hollywood, California, inaugurates the Michael Jackson Auditorium.
Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at the Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wendy James of Transvision Vamp is featured on the cover of No1 magazine in the UK.
Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart. (1989).