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Austin, Texas-based indie rocker Daniel Johnson releases a new album, 1990, in the USA. Johnson counts Kurt Cobain of Nirvana among his fans.
Bust A Move by Young MC is certified as a platinum single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Police play at Kinroo Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Faith No More play at Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Rush play at Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida, USA, supported by Mr. Big.
On their Presto tour, Rush play at The Convention Center Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA, supported by Mr. Big.
Motley Crue play at Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
Fish, Artch and Stage Dolls play at Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
Motley Crue play at The Hulman Center, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Ronnie Earl plays at Nietszche's, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Internationally successful Welsh band The Alarm plays a benefit concert for the Clwyd Coast Flood Disaster Fund, at Pontins Holiday Centre, Prestatyn, Wales, UK.
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Billy Joel plays at Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Touch Me by 49ers spends its second week at No1 in the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play Chart in the USA.
Ride play at The Academy, Bournemouth, England, UK, supported by The Motorcycle Boy, Some Kinda Wonderful and The Charlottes.
Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is inteviewed by jazz historian Evan Spring at his home in New Jersey, USA. The interview will be broadcast on WKCR-FM to promote Jarrett's upcoming concert at The Town Hall, New York City, with his 'Standards Trio'.
On his In Step tour, Stevie Ray Vaughan plays at The Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
On her Heart Of Stone tour, Cher plays at Rochester War Memorial, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Robert Plant plays at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
The Jeff Healey Band releases a new LP, Hell To Pay, on Arista Records in Canada.
Don Henley plays at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Don Henley plays at Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana, USA.
The Beach Boys play at Pilot Field, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Death Angel, Mordred, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Trouble and Vicious Rumors play at Dynamo Open Air 1990, Velden Gestelse Boys, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Europe.
On her Foreign Affair tour, Tina Turner plays at The Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
On his Nude Tour Prince plays at The Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany, Europe.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.
311 play at Sokol Underground, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Tracy Chapman plays at The Poplar Creek Music Theater in Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Johnny Clegg.
The album Rain Dogs by Tom Waits is awarded a gold disc in Canada.
Much-loved London, England, UK, indie label Rough Trade makes forty staff redundant, in an effort to keep the ailing company solvent.
Motley Crue play at Colisee De Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
The Rolling Stones begin a week of holidaying in a break from their Urban Jungle tour. Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman spend the time in France, Europe, while Keith Richards returns to England, and Ron Wood goes to Ireland.
World In Motion by England New Order enters the Aria Singles Chat in Australia, Oceania, at No44. It will peak at No21.
Oingo Boingo play at Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at The Tower Theatre, Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays at Stade Pratesi, Aix-en-Provence, France, Europe.
Renegade Soundwave release a new single, Biting My Nails, in the UK.
Debbie Harry, aka Blondie, plays at Aaron's Amphitheatre, Atlkanta, Georgia, USA.
Uncle Tupelo play at Pearl Street, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Bad Religion play at Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play at the Coca-Cola Starlake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of three nights at Great Woods, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
MC Hammer plays at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with After 7.
On his Seriously, Live! Tour, Phil Collins plays at The Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, California, USA.
Ice Ice Baby by rapper Vanilla Ice enters the Billboard singles chart in the USA on its way to No1.
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Dio, Stryper, Dogs D'Amour, Cold Sweat and Love/Hate play at Pacific Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Carlton Haney, founder of the first three-day Indiana-based bluegrass Festival in 1965, is awarded a Certificate Of Merit by the International Bluegrass Music Association, (IBMA), in Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.
Jazz guitarist Jimmy Ponder records Come On Down, Ebb Tide, Secret Love and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.