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Joshua Steele is born in Towcester, UK. He will find success as dubstep/moombahcore performer and producer Flux Pavilion
The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Moe Bandy, Steve Wariner, Lee Greenwood, Randy Travis and Loretta Lynn perform at for the George Bush inauguration in Washington DC, USA.
Duran Duran play at The ASU Activity Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Eric Clapton plays the eleventh of twelve nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
Metallica play at Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Queensrÿche.
Wild Thing by Tone Loc becomes the highest-charting rap single to date when it hits No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.
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Dylan and The Dead, a live collaboration between Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No38 during a three-week run.
At the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, Faith by George Michael is chosen Best Album Of The Year. Other winners include Bobby McFerrin, Tracy Chapman and Jethro Tull. Grammy-nominee Sinead O'Connor performs Mandinka. Metallica perform One.
Trumpeter Roy 'Little Jazz' Eldridge, soloist with Gene Krupa's Band, dies aged 78 at a hospital in Valley Stream, New York State, USA.
Marc Conners of Canadian a capella group The Nylons dies of AIDS in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
De La Soul's debut album 3 Feet High And Rising enters the UK album charts, where it will peak at No13.
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450 fans are injured when they attempt to rush the stage at a Rod Stewart concert in Monterrey, Mexico.
During a European tour, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis Jr. play the second of six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Standing On A Beach – The Singles by The Cure is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA, The album had, however, hit problems because of the track Killing An Arab, which was removed from airplay.
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The Cure play at Eilenriedehalle, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Paula Cole's album This Fire is certified by the RIAA as having sold two million copies in the USA.
The movie When Harry Met Sally goes on limited release in the USA. The film features a soundtrack by jazz singer and actor Harry Connick Jr.
Fela Kuti plays in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band begin a 30-date North American tour at Park Central Amphitheater, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Beastie Boys release a new album, Paul's Boutique, in the USA.
R.E.M. re-release the single Stand in the UK on Warners Records.
Bob Dylan plays at The John F. Savage Hall, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Nirvana play at Hoquiam Eagles Lodge, Hoquiam, Washington, USA.
Otto's Chemical Lounge, Clams and Icebox play at First Avenue And 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Great White co-headline a gig at Darien Lake Amphitheater, Corfu, New York State, USA, with Tesla.
MTV announces that it will air Cher's video for If I Could Turn Back Time at night only, explaining that the singer shows a little too much of her rear end in the clip.
The Outlaws, Nor’Easters, Black Water Junction and The Old School play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
B.B. King, Taj Mahal and Stevie Ray Vaughan play in Blues On The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Zoo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
The Fuzztones play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Stand.
Bob Dylan plays at the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Steve Earle.
Second day of the three-day long Reading Festival in the UK, which now has a new musical focus, shifting away from heavy rock. Today's event features The Pogues, New Model Army, Billy Bragg, Green On Red, Mary Coughlan, Men They Couldn't Hang and others.
Fine Young Cannibals achieve their third and final Billboard singles chart entry in the USA with Don't Look Back, which will peak at No11.
First Strike, Euphoria, Hard Licks, Candy Striper Death Orgy and Paradox play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their Suffer tour, Bad Religion play at The Loft, Berlin, West Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at The Starlight Bowl, San Diego, California, USA.
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.
Inner City play at The Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Temptations play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Temptations play at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On his Rei Momo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays the last of three solo shows at Roseland in New York City, USA.
Time And Tide by Basia is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at The Palace Performing Arts Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The Nylons play at Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.
Jethro Tull play at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Kick by INXS is certified as a quadruple platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, with guest arrtists including Dave Davies of The Kinks, Van Morrison, Brian May of Queen, Dave Edmunds, Stuart Adamson of Big Country and John Lodge of The Moody Blues.
Foreign Affair by Tina Turner is certified as a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Phish play at The Paradise, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart. (1989).