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Jim Kerr of Simple Minds marries actress/singer Patsy Kensit at Chelsea Registry Office, London.
Three members of alternative rock band Too Much Joy are are aquitted in court in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA. The charge against the threesome was that they had performed songs from the 2 Live Crew album As Nasty As They Wanna Be at Club Futura, Hollywood, Florida, the previous August.
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.
Ed Sheeran is born in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe. He and his family will move soon after to Framlingham in Suffolk.
Michael Jackson signs a $60m contract renewal with Sony Music.
The Sisters of Mercy play at Citi, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
The Sisters of Mercy play at Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
The Sisters of Mercy play the first of two nights at The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
Bob Dylan begins his second tour of 1991, with a show at the Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The tour will run for sixteen dates, mostly in the Southern states.
Green Day release the album 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours in the USA on Lookout Records.
Blues-band The Hoax play their first professional gig, for a fee of
Garth Brooks wins a record six trophies during the 26th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC-tv in the USA. His haul includes Entertainer Of The Year and Top Male Vocalist; Album, for No Fences; Single Record for Friends In Low Places; and Song and Video, for The Dance.
Paul McCartney plays a secret gig in the Zeleste Club, Barcelona, Spain.
Pearl Jam play the song Jeremy live for the first time at The Off Ramp, Seattle, Washington.
The cover photograph for the Nirvana album Nervermind is shot by photographer Michael Lavine at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Freilichtbuhne, Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany.
Paul McCartney's orchestral work, Liverpool Oratorio, is performed at Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, UK.
Hole, a band led by Courtney Love, future wife of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, releases its debut album, Pretty On The Inside, in the USA.
Axl Rose 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.
When Richard Thompson plays at The Ritz, New York City, David Byrne of Talking Heads turns up to join him onstage for the first encore.
Thirty minutes before Happy Mondays are due on stage at the Bullring, Valencia, Spain, a lighting rig crashes down, destroying all their equipment.
The Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, Gang Of Four, Warrior Soul and Young Black Teen-Agers play at The Kingswood Theater, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Alison Moyet plays at The Town And Country Club, London, England, UK.
Whitney Houston performs at Madison Square Garden, New York City. After the concert, in the Grolier Club, she is given a plaque recognising seven million world-wide sales of her album I'm Your Baby Tonight.
The Sisters of Mercy, Public Enemy, Gang Of Four, Warrior Soul and Young Black Teen-Agers play at The D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington, USA.
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.
On a nine-date South American tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Estadio Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Real World Week Of Recording begins at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios complex in Box, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. Artists taking part include Sinead O'Connor, The Holmes Brothers, The Grid and Van Morrison.
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Deep Purple begin the South American leg of their Slaves And Masters tour with a show at Ginásio do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Rick Griffin, a leading psychedelic poster and record cover artist of the 60s, dies in Petaluma, California, USA. Most widely associated with The Grateful Dead, Griffin created countless posters and covers which helped define the style of San Franciscan rock.
Singer Billy Preston, who wrote the hit song You Are So Beautiful and played keyboards with The Beatles, is arrested at his home in Malibu, California, USA, on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Bandleader, musician and actor Teddy Stauffer dies aged 82 in Acapulco, Mexico, Central America. He was known as Germany's "swing-king" of the 1930s.
Gett Off by Prince reaches No33 in the UK singles chart on import sales alone.
Screaming Jets play at The Marquee, London, England, UK, Europe.
Cream by Prince peaks at No15 in the UK Singles Chart.
The Levellers play at the Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe..
Bob Dylan plays in the Guitar Greats Festival in Seville, Spain, Europe. Other artists appearing include Keith Richards and Richard Thompson.
Elected to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on this day are Jimi Hendrix, Booker T And The MGs, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Cash, Sam And Dave, The Yardbirds and Bobby 'Blue' Bland.
Primus and Fishbone play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Oasi s Leisure Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Europe.
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys spends the day in San Francisco, Calfornia, USA, at a book-signing promotional appearance for his autobiography.
Michael Jackson's Black Or White video premieres on the Fox tv network in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Stanley Performing Arts Center, Utica, New York State, USA.
Sections of Michael Jackson's Black Or White video, which includes crotch-grabbing and car-smashing scenes, are edited out after protests from tv viewers.
On their Into The Great Wide Open tour, Tom Petty And The Hewartbreakers play at Key Arena at Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Metal Church play at Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan, Asia.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Freddie Mercury of Queen dies of AIDS, aged 45, at his home in London, England, UK, Europe.
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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.
Abbey Road by The Beatles is certified as a US nine-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A.