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The La's enter the UK singles chart for the first time with There She Goes, on Go! Discs. It will peak at No59, but will fare considerably better on re-release in late 1990, reaching No13.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the third of five nights in this month at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California.
Duran Duran play at The ASU Activity Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Noted Australian guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer Trevor Lucas dies aged 45 of a heart attack in his sleep in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The album Traveling Wilburys by the Traveling Wilburys (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison) reaches No1 in Australia's ARIA albums chart.
Reba McEntire gives her fiance Narvel Blackstock a chainsaw as a Valentine's Day gift.
Bob Dylan plays at Painter's Mill Theater, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA.
The Stone Roses play at The Hacienda, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Jazz virtuoso Paul Horn spends the first of two days recording a live LP of flute, saxophone and vocal improvisations inside The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. The album will be titled Inside The Taj Mahal 2.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band release the LP Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Vol2, on Universal Records in the USA. Guests include Johnny Cash, Roy Acuff, Levon Helm, John Denver, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn, Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby.
Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney, The Christians and Holly Johnson release a re-recorded fund-raising version of Ferry Cross The Mersey. The release is designed to raise money to assist victims of the Hillborough football disaster, and it will peak at No1 in the singles chart.
George Harrison releases a new single, Got My Mind Set On You, in the USA.
Paul McCartney releases a new album, Flowers In the Dirt.
Prince releases the soundtrack album to the movie Batman on Warner Bros Records in the USA.
The Pet Shop Boys release a new single, It's Alright, in the UK. It will peak at No5.
Paula Cole's album This Fire is certified by the RIAA as having sold two million copies in the USA.
The Cure play at The SEC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe, during the Disintegration tour.
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Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band begin a 30-date North American tour at Park Central Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Debbie Gibson begins her Electric Youth world tour at the Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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Reba McEntire secores her 13th No1 country single when her version of the 1960's Everly Brothers hit Cathy's Clown goes to No1 on the Billboard country chart in the USA.
The Dillards play at the T+C2 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Fine Young Cannibals are awarded a double platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for sales of the hit album The Raw And The Cooked.
S'Express release their fourth single, Mantra For A State Of Mind, in the UK. It will peak at No21 on the UK Singles Chart.
The Joe Ely Band plays at The Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Damaged Justice tour, Metallica play in Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
On their Damaged Justice tour, Metallica play at McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
Aerosmith release a new single, Love In An Elevator, in the USA.
Bon Jovi play a brief acoustic set as a promotional event at Tower Records, London, England, UK, Europe.
Dolly Parton plays at Indiana State Fair, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Call play at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Phish play at The Living Room, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
On her Heart Of Stone tour Cher plays the second of two nights at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On her Other Side Of The Mirror tour, Stevie Nicks plays at Bally's Resort Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Monkees play at Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA.
The Watersons play during the South Bank Music World Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Madonna's Like A Prayer wins the Viewers' Choice Award at the sixth Annual MTV Music Video Awards, in Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Cure and The Cult play live. Orange Crush by R.E.M.wins Best Post-Modern Video.
A new main-belt asteroid is discovered by E. W. Elst of the European Southern Observatory, Chile, South America. The asteroid is named 7934 Sinatra in honour of singer Frank Sinatra.
When The Rolling Stones play a second night at The Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, they are joined for one song by Eric Clapton. Earlier in the evening, Axl Rose, singer of support band Guns N' Roses, announces from the stage that the band will be destroyed if certain members of the band can't stop using heroin.
The Temptations play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
The Temptations play at The Hexagon, Reading, England, UK, Europe.
The Who play their fourth concert this month at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
London Calling by The Clash tops the Rolling Stone magazine critics' list of the Top 100 Albums of the 80s.
Aerosmith play at The Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Sting opens in a New York City, USA, revival of Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill’s play The Threepenny Opera at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.
Newsweek runs an item stating that Bruce Springsteen has fired the E Street Band.
Nirvana play at Negativ, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at Palasport, Turin, Italy, Europe.
Michelle Shocked plays the first of three nights at The Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.