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Bring Your Daughter ... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden
reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster
and Stratocaster guitars
, dies aged 82. He had suffered from Parkinson's Disease, and was found unconscious by his wife at their home in Fullerton, California, USA.
When rapper DJ Quik makes a reference to Los Angeles gang The Compton Crips, at a gig in the Jam Zone, Daly City, California, USA, 75 youths attack the stage
, throwing bottles and chairs and shouting rival gang names.
secure their first UK No1 album with their seventh LP, Out Of Time
, which includes the singles Losing My Religion and Shiny Happy People.
Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block
is charged with setting fire to a vodka-soaked hotel carpet in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is freed on $5,000 bail pending a court appearance on 11 April.
The Grateful Dead
play the first of three nights of concerts in Atlanta, Georgia, during which the police
will confiscate 4,856 tabs of acid, 29 bags of mushrooms, 24 lids of marijuana, one vial of crack and 18 nitrous oxide cylinders. 57 arrests will be made.
Jimmy Mathias (aka Jimmy Jazz) and Nigel Cope, two members of Liverpool, UK, rap band The 25th Of May are charged with possession of class A and B substances.
Blues singer and songwriter Andrew Tibbs
, best known for his heavily ironic song Bilbo Is Dead
, about a racist politician, dies aged 62 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Manchester, UK's troubled Hacienda Club
re-opens after being closed since early January because of violence. The bouncers are now wearing bullet-proof vests and there are walk through metal detectors on the way in.
performs in Joliet, Illinois, USA, in what turns out to be her final show. She will suffer a stroke two days later.
Manic Street Preachers
spark a riot when they play at a somewhat delayed 'black tie' May Ball at Downing College, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
play at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
/Healing Hands by Elton John
reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first of five weeks.
of Guns N' Roses attacks a fan who is taking photographs at a concert in the Riverport Performing Arts Center, Maryland Heights, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. 2,500 fans riot, the show is stopped, $200,000 worth of damage is done, sixty people are injured and sixteen arrested.
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.
Diana Vickers is born in Blackburn, Lancashire, UK. After reaching the semi-finals of UK tv show The X Factor she will score a No1 hit with her debut single, Once
It is announced that The Tune In, Turn On, Burn Out tour -
featuring Sisters of Mercy, Public
, Gang of Four, Warrior Soul
and Young Black Teenagers - has been cancelled
five days before it was to play in Southern California. Sisters of
Mercy spokeswoman Ellen Bello states that the tour, which had six
dates remaining, has been cancelled due to "lack of ticket sales."
On a nine-date South American tour, Bob Dylan
plays the last of three nights at the Estadio Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Shiny Happy People by R.E.M.
enters the Billboard
Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No10.
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.
, built in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1911 as "mystical" shrine for the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (aka the Shriners), is demolished. It became internationally known as a venue for music concerts featuring top rock, pop, soul, jazz and blues artists until its demolition. The Mosque was also considered to have been the birthplace of network television.
Ann Richards, governor of Texas, USA, proclaims that, from today, October 3 will be Stevie Ray Vaughan
release their debut LP, Eat Yourself Whole, on Chrysalis Records in the UK.
Cream becomes the fifth Billboard
singles chart-topper in the USA for Prince
. Simultaneously, his LP Diamonds And Pearls peaks at No3.
The video of Paul McCartney
's Liverpool Oratorio has its UK tv premiere on Granada tv.
is in rehearsal at Carnegie Hall
, New York City, USA, for the American premiere of his choral/orchestral work, Liverpool Oratorio.
play at The Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz baritone sax player Ronnie Ross
dies in London, UK.