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Allen Collins, guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, dies of pneumonia in Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Filming of the music video for Madonna’s upcoming single Vogue begins at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA, with David Fincher as director.
Singer-songwriter Brian Smith is born in Carbondale, Illinois, USA.
Wilson Phillips release their debut LP, Wilson Phillips, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Jet magazine reports that the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, USA, has ruled that Stevie Wonder did not steal his hit song I Just Called To Say I Love You from Hello It's Me by Lloyd Chiate.
The 60s Golden Greats nostalgia tour, featuring Bobby Vee, The Searchers and Chris Montez, plays at the Afan Lido, Port Talbot, Wales.
Fleetwood Mac's Behind The Mask tour plays at The Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On their Pump Tour, Aerosmith play at The Salt Palace, Salt lake City, Utah, USA.
Sacrifice by Elton John (co-written with Bernie Taupin) peaks at No18 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young re-unite at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA, to play the first of two benefit shows for their former drummer, Dallas Taylor, and FREDA (Foundation for Research and education on Drug Abuse).
Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dayne reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Vogue by Madonna begins the third of five weeks at No1 in the Australian Top 40 Singles chart.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at The Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Pretty Maids play at The Live Music Hall, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Madonna cancels a third scheduled 'Blond Ambition' tour concert at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, due to laryngitis.
Madonna is featured on the cover of Interview magazine in the USA, posed controversially with one hand between her thighs and the other on her breast.
On her Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour, Janet Jackson plays the first of two nights at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Blur play at KOKO, London, England, UK.
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
Toots And The Maytals, Ralph Towner And John Abercrombie, McCoy Tyner and Robben Ford are among the artists performing at The Festival International De Jazz De Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Motley Crue play at Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, New York State, USA.
My 3 Scum, Mr. Softy, Subjugator, Night Vain play in the Thrash Bash at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Hopewell, New York State, USA.
Bobby Day, who found success in the 50s, is admitted to hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA, suffering from terminal cancer. Although he enjoyed success in the 1950s, Day's songs, provided bigger hits for other artists as cover versions. Little Bitty Pretty One provided a hit for Thurston Harris, Rockin' Robin delivered a hit for The Jackson 5 and Over And Over was a hit for The Dave Clark Five.
Flesh And Blood by Poison is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the second of three nights at Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York State, USA, supported by Squeeze.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play the second of two nights at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On the Escape From New York tour, The Ramones, The Tom Tom Club, Debbie Harry (aka Blondie) and Jerry Harrison play at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Warhead, Crystal Talon, She So Loud and Augustine play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On her Rhythm Nation World Tour, Janet Jackson plays at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays at Memorial Arena, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
On his Sound and Vision World Tour David Bowie plays at Idraetsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Elton John enters rehab in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to combat his bulimia and various drug and alcohol addictions.
The Moody Blues play at The Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
James Bay is born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
Sonic Youth play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
Dianne Reeves records The Nearness Of You/Misty, I Remember and Love For Sale, for Blue Note Records in Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Midnight Oil play at The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On their Hot In The Shade tour, Kiss play at The Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
A report in The Baltimore Sun claims that 1990 has been a near-disastrous summer for live music tours, with MC Hammer, Milli Vanilli, Sweet Sensation and New Kids On The Block all underperforming. Madonna's tour sold out, but high production costs meant that it did not turn a profit.
Technotronic release their second LP, Trip On This : The Remixes on ARS Productions/SBK/EMI Records in the UK. The album comprises mostly remixes from the previous year's Pump Up the Jam: The Album, but there are a few new tracks.
On his Sound And Vision tour, David Bowie plays at Estádio Palestra Itália, São Paulo, Brazil, South America.
When the recently re-formed Ian Dury and The Blockheads play a gig at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK, all proceeds go to the Cancer Fighting Fund, in memory of their drummer Charley Charles.
Bette Midler releases a new single, From A Distance, on Atlantic Records in the USA. It will peak at No2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, and will win a Grammy for Song Of The Year in 1991. The song, written by Julie Gold, was previously recorded by Nanci Griffith.
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Black Cat by Janet Jackson reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Robert Smith of The Cure is seen as a panellist on UK tv show Juke Box Jury in London, England, UK, Europe. The show is hosted by Jools Holland.
Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones breaks both legs when his BMW skids on oil and crashes on the M4, near Swindon.