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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.
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.
Queen release The Miracle
, their first studio album for three years, in the UK.
plays at the Jaahalli Isshallen, Helsinki, Finland.
And The Boyz release their second album Big Tyme
on Uptown Records in the USA.
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.
plays a charity show for a local housing project in front of 102,000 people in Machava Stadium, Maputo, Mozambique, Africa.
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.
The Mexican Ethnic festival is held in Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Who play the second of three nights at Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
And The Heartbreakers play at Jones Beach Theatre, New York State, USA.
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.
plays at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
Prince releases a new single, Partyman
, in the UK.
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."
plays at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham, England, UK, Europe.
releases a new single, Another Day In Paradise.
plays the last of four nights at the Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
Wendy James of Transvision Vamp is featured on the cover of No1 magazine in the UK.