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She's Crazy For Leaving by Rodney Crowell, co-written with Guy Clark, reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Notorious serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and necrophiliac Ted Bundy dies in the electric chair at Raiford Prison in Starke, Florida, USA. Bundy's grim exploits will become the subject of such songs as The Drifter by Green On Red, Blackest Eyes by Porcupine Tree, and Ted, Just Admit It by Jane's Addiction.
Stevie Ray Vaughan records Wall Of Denial, which will appear on his album In Step.
Blues singer and slide guitarist John Littlejohn records 29 Ways, Dream, My Head Is Bald, I'm Your Fool and other tracks at ACME Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the LP John Littlejohn's Blues Party - Chicago Blues Session Volume 13.
Ringo Starr adds his vocal contribution to a charity recording, Spirit Of The Forest, in SARM West studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The completed track, aimed at raising money to preserve the rain forests, will feature contributions from Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Ringo Starr and others.
Alan Civil, one of the few classical horn players well-known to pop fans - because he played the solo in The Beatles' track For No One - dies aged 60 in London, UK.
Wally Heider, founder of one of popular music's most celebrated recording studios, dies of lung cancer, aged 66, at the home of his daughter Laurie Lee in Santa Clarita, California, USA. Starting as a sound engineer in the 1940s, Heider worked with bandleaders including Woody Herman and Buddy Rich at his Hollywood studios. Later, after opening a San Francisco studio complex in 1969, he was instrumental in recording the San Francisco music scene, and worked with rock bands including Crosby, Stills And Nash, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane.
When Naomi Judd marries Larry Strickland at Christ Church in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, her bridesmaids are Ashley and Wynonna Judd.
Innovative and influential jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader. Woody Shaw Jr dies aged 44, in Bellevue Hospital, New York City, USA. He had been struck by a Brooklyn subway car two months earlier and died from complications.
Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter Good Rockin' Charles dies aged 56 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cliff Richard releases his 100th single, The Best Of Me, which goes on to become his 26th Top 3 entry in 30 years.
A row over ownership of the name Yes ends in a compromise when the current line-up of Anderson, Squire, White, Howe, Kaye and Wakeman agrees to tour under the name Yesshows.
Nirvana's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach, begins at The Covered Wagon in San Francisco, California, USA.
Back To Life by Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
When Roseanne Cash tops the Billboard country singles chart in the USA with I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, it marks another first for Liverpudlian songsmiths John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles - their first country No1.
When Jackson Browne plays at Bally's, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he is joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen.
Anderson Wakeman Bruford Howe (or Yes by another name) play at the Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, USA.
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British heavy metal band Thunder has a photo shoot for the cover of its upcoming debut album, Backstreet Symphony, in Artillery Passage, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Anderson Wakeman Bruford Howe (or Yes by another name) play at the Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Gil Scott Heron and The Jazz Renegades play at The Towen And Country Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ten Years After play at The Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads, Australia, Oceania.
The Moscow Music Peace Festival, a two-day event comes to an end in Moscow, Russia, features Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, The Scorpions, Skid Row, and Cinderella.
Brandon Christopher McCartney is born in Berkeley, California, USA. He will find acclaim as the rapper Lil B and as his alter ego The BasedGod.
Jefferson Airplane play in The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA.
Alien play at Pa Palais, Jönköping, Sweden, Europe.
Tom Jones plays at The Starlite Music Theatre, Latham, New York State, USA.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play at Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by The Replacements.
Sha Na Na play at The Warwick Musical Tent, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.
Cinderella play at the C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Tangier and White Lion.
Tommy is performed by The Who for charity at Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. Special guests include Elton John, Steve Winwood, Phil Collins, Patti Labelle, and Billy idol.
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Start of the three-day 1989 Reading Festival in the UK, which now has a new musical focus, shifting away from heavy rock. Today's event features The Sugarcubes, New Order, House Of Love, The Swans, Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine and That Petrol Emotion.
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Bob Dylan plays at The Summit, Houston, Texas, USA.
Jefferson Airplane play in the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA.
Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses is arrested at the Phoenix airport in Arizona, USA, for making a public disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Indianapolis. Specifically, he had urinated on the floor, verbally abused a stewardess and smoked in the non-smoking section.
On their The Prayer tour, The Cure play at The CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Love And Rockets, Pixies and Shelleyan Orphan.
Neil Young plays at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
After a struggle with his addiction to crack cocaine, Cowboy (Keith Wiggins) of Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five dies at Elmhurst Hospital, New York City, USA.
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Jane Siberry releases the album Bound By The Beauty on Duke Street Records/Reprise in the USA.
The Beautiful South play at Victoria Hall, Hanley, England, UK, Europe.
Repeat Offender by Richard Marx is certified as a triple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
British heavy metal band Thunder begin their Static Discharge tour at The Baggot Inn, Dublin, Eire.
Nirvana play at Schwimmbad, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Sinead O'Connor's debut album, The Lion And The Cobra, is certified as a gold disc in the USA by The RIAA.
Rock Wit’ Cha by Bobby Brown is certified as a gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Jethro Tull play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nirvana play at The Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, Europe.
On a rare day off during a European tour, the members of Nirvana visit the Coliseum and the Vatican, in Rome, Italy, Europe.
On the Trash Tour, Alice Cooper plays at K. B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The Mega City Four play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.