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Having been fired in 1988, Prince's ex-managers Joseph Ruffalo, Robert Cavallo and Steve Fargnoli, bring a lawsuit against their former boss in The Superior Court, Los Angeles, California, USA, suing for severance pay and punitive damages, claiming he owes them $600,000.
Former lawyer Stephanie Dorgan opens the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, Washington. The Posies, billed as P.O.T. (Posies On Tour), play on the opening night. Dorgan will, in due course, marry Peter Buck of R.E.M.
MC Trouble, the first female rapper signed to Motown Records, dies in her sleep at the home of a friend in Los Angeles, California, USA. Having been born with epilepsy she required daily treatment to prevent seizures. Her death came while she was making her second LP.
Drummer Steven Adler files suit in Los Angeles, California, USA, against his former band, Guns N'Roses. He claims that band members pressured him to use heroin and then dropped him after he entered a rehabilitation program.
Known car thief and burglar Spencer Goodman, who had murdered Cecile Ham, the wife of Bill Ham, manager of rock group ZZ Top, a month earlier, is arrested after a high-speed car chase in Colorado, USA. He will die by execution in 2000.
Riot Grrrls arrive big time, as the International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington, gets underway with six days of performances mostly by women, including Seven Year Bitch, Jean Smith and Bikini Kill.
Michael Jackson releases his fourth solo album, Dangerous. It will become the second Jackson record to debut at No1, selling 7m copies in the USA, and a further 25m worldwide. It will be the first album ever to spawn eight consecutive UK Top 20 hits.
Heavy rock guitarist and celebrated animal hunter Ted Nugent serves up about 200 pounds of venison courtesy of the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program at a soup kitchen in Detroit, Michigan, USA, telling the recipients, "I kill it, you grill it."