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Jim Kerr of Simple Minds marries actress/singer Patsy Kensit at Chelsea Registry Office, London.
Bring Your Daughter ... To The Slaughter by Iron Maiden reaches No1 in the UK singles chart.
Power Of Love by Dee-Lite reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Michael Jackson signs a $60m contract renewal with Sony Music.
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.
R.E.M. 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 Sisters of Mercy play at The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
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.
The Sisters of Mercy play the second of two nights at The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Danielle Dax.
Losing My Religion by R.E.M. enters the US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No4.
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.
Faith by George Michael is certified as an eight-times platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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.
The Clash Of The Titans tour, featuring Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, plays at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Minnie Pearl 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.
Cheap Trick play at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sacrifice/Healing Hands by Elton John reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first of five weeks.
John Mellencamp suffers a minor heart attack and passes out while singing Small Town during a live appearance on KXRX Radio in Seattle, Washington, 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.
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.
The travelling Lollapalooza Festival plays at Southwestern College's Devore Stadium, San Diego, California, USA, with a line-up featuring Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails, BH Surfers and The Rollins Band.
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 Enemy, 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."
Efil4zaggin, the second album by NWA is certified as a US platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
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.
Syria Mosque, 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.
The Subdudes play at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers release their fifth studio album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, in the USA on Warner Bros Records.
Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with The Melvins.
Ann Richards, governor of Texas, USA, proclaims that, from today, October 3 will be Stevie Ray Vaughan Day.
Kingmaker release their debut LP, Eat Yourself Whole, on Chrysalis Records in the UK.
Gett Off by Prince is certified as a gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
When Nirvana play at The Fox Theatre in Portland, Oregon, they are told that their single, Smells Like Teen Spirit, has gone gold in the USA. Also on the bill are Mudhoney.
Darren Burn is found dead, aged 30, on the bathroom floor of his flat in London, England, UK, Europe. Unable to cope with the failure of his teenybop pop idol career, he had taken an overdose of his Dotheipin anti-depressant tablets.
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.
Paul McCartney is in rehearsal at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, for the American premiere of his choral/orchestral work, Liverpool Oratorio.
On her Under My Spell tour, Paula Abdul is playing at The Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York State, USA.
The Hollies play at The Assembly Rooms, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz baritone sax player Ronnie Ross dies in London, UK.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, supported by Nirvana and Pearl Jam, play at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.