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Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees is working on his solo album The Winding Sheet, at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is aided and abetted on the album by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
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Bob Dylan plays his first show ever in South America, to an audience of 90,000 at the Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Morumbi Stadium), Sao Paolo, Brazil.
On their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play the first of two nights at Estadio Tecnológico, Monterray, Mexico, North America.
Paul McCartney plays at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
During their New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Bon Jovi play two shows at Estadio Tecnológico Universidad de Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Mexico, North America.
Ride play at The Princess Charlotte, Leicester, England, UK.
On their Presto tour, Rush play at The Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Mr. Big.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays the first of three nights at The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA.
Alice Cooper plays the first of four sell-out shows at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Beach Boys play at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, las vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elton John performs at the Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, funeral of Ryan White, the haemophiliac 18-year-old who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion and been shunned for it. Michael Jackson also attends the service.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Melvins play at The Blue Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, with Crackerbash and Earth.
Barry Manilow plays on Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Osaka Harbor, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the first of three nights at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
Clint Black wins four trophies (Top Male and New Male Vocalist; Album of the Year for Killin' Time; and Single of the Year for A Better Man) during the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards in the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Melvins play at Henry's Pub, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Golden Earring play in the Festtent, Makkum, Friesland, Netherlands, Europe.
Prince previews his forthcoming Nude Tour at the 650-ticket Rupert's Nightclub in Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Proceeds from the $100-a-head tickets go to the family of his former bodyguard, Charles "Big Chick" Huntsberry, who died on April 2nd of heart failure at age 49.
Motley Crue play at Osaka-jō Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinead O'Connor is certified as a double-platinum album in the USA by the RIAA.
Free jazz saxophonist Frank Wright dies in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe.
Greater Manchester Police advise The Hacienda club (co-owned by Factory Records and New Order) of their intention to revoke its licence.
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On his Storm Front tour, Billy Joel plays at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois, USA, with Slaughter and Faster Pussycat.
Frank Sinatra plays at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Fish plays at Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands, Europe.
The Grateful Dead play at Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
On the final night of the Glastonbury festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, Europe, a female fan is crushed against the barriers in front of the stage, and The Cure's set is interrupted by a helicopter descending during Fascination Street to rescue the injured fan.
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On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the second of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the third of five nights at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England, UK.
Blur play at Burberries, Birmingham, England, UK.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Herman's Hermits play at The Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bruce Dickinson, former lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, plays in Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their Magic Summer tour, New Kids On The Block play at The Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Soundgarden play at The Axis, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On their The Hard Way tour, Steve Earle And The Dukes play at Raiders Nightclub, Queenbeyan, Australia, Oceania.
The Moody Blues play at Fiddlers Green, Englewood, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Neil Young releases his nineteenth LP, Ragged Glory, on Reprise Records in the USA. He is backed on the album by his frequent collaborators Crazy Horse.
Phish play at The Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
George Jones plays at The Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Japanese punk group The Stalin release their third LP, Sakkin Barricade, on Alta Records in Japan, Asia.
Madonna releases her Vogue EP in Japan, Asia, only.
The Real Thing by Faith No More is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Following a massive letter-writing campaign, Marvin Gaye is finally awarded a star on the Walk Of Fame, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. Lou Rawls and Berry Gordy are among those attending the award ceremony.
Kenny G. and Michael Bolton play at The Greek Theatre/UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.