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Guns N'Roses play at the Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, supported by Soundgarden.
The video The Wall – Live In Berlin by Roger Waters is certified as a platinum video by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
During the second of two nights at The Erwin-Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA, Guns N'Roses frontman Axl Rose gashes his hand open to the bone on a broken microphone stand.
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Johnny Cash, Booker T. And The MGs, Jimi Hendrix, Sam And Dave, Bobby "Blue" Bland, guitar maker Leo Fender, songwriter Doc Pomus and The Yardbirds, including Eric Clapton are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA.
Nirvana arrive in Australia, Oceania, for live dates as part of their Nevermind world tour.
Can't Let Go by Mariah Carey peaks at No2 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
After the KLF perform 3AM Eternal at the 11th Annual BRIT Awards in London, UK, they leave a dead sheep at the door to the aftershow party, with a note attached stating, 'I died for you.' Other highlights include R.E.M. collecting Best International Group award.
Bass player Bob Birch becomes a permanent member of Elton John's band.
Gifted and respected arranger, producer, musician, songwriter and recording artist, Nick De Caro dies, aged 53, in California, USA. In a long career, as well as releasing music under his own name, DeCaro worked with The Doobie Brothers, Rolling Stones, Gordon Lightfoot, The Sandpipers, Andy Williams, Brewer And Shipley, Harvey Mandel, Poco, Harpers Bizarre, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, James Taylor and many more.
MSG [The Michael Schenker Group] plays at Omni, Oakland, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the State Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
When Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses refuses to allow staff at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, to check his bags, claiming that they contain homeopathic medicines, the delay causes him to miss his Air Canada flight to Vancouver. He is obliged to postpone his departure by 24 hours.
The album Wish by The Cure enters the UK chart, where it will peak at No1.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at Northgate Arena, Chester, England, UK, Europe.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
Two Italian officials [former deputy mayor, Cesare De Piccoli, and superintendent of historic buildings, Maurizia De Min] go on trial in Venice, Italy, charged with allowing a Pink Floyd concert to go ahead in the city in July 1989 despite the damage it was likely to cause. Fans who flocked to see the British rock group perform on a floating stage off St. Mark's Square in July 1989 left 200 tons of rubbish in their wake and damaged historic buildings by climbing onto roofs and balconies.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
US jazz guitarist and recording artist Howard Roberts dies, aged 62, of prostate cancer in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Who Is It by Michael Jackson enters the UK Top 75 singles chart, where it will peak at No10.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the fifth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York State, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Charlotte Emma Aitchison is born in Cambridge, England, UK, Europe. She will find success as Charli XCX.
James Hetfield of Metallica suffers third degree burns to his left hand when he accidentally steps in front of a flame jet during a gig at The Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada. Headlining the bill is Guns N' Roses, and Faith No More are also playing.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of three nights at Wembley Stadium, London, U.K..
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the tenth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Radiohead begin the Creep tour at Moles Club, Bath, UK.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the thirteenth show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at The Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
Bob Dylan plays at The Municipal Auditorium, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Pearl Jam play their long-awaited free gig, Drop In The Park, at Magnusson Park, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Rapper Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac Shakur) is denounced by US Vice President Dan Quayle, who declares that Shakur's album 2Pacalypse Now "has no place in our society".
Jeremy by Pearl Jam enters the UK singles chart at No15, its highest position.
The Love Symbol by Prince enters the UK albums chart at No1, and will earn a platinum disc for 300,000 sales.
Upset by her recent treatment at the Bob Dylan Tribute Concert in New York City, USA, Sinead O'Connor announces her retirement from the music business.
Whitney Houston releases a new single, her cover version of the 1974 Dolly Parton composition, I Will Always Love You, on Arista Records in the USA. With a run of fourteen weeks atop the chart, it will break the record for most weeks at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
The Mike Westbrook Orchestra plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
The John Scofield Quartet plays at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Christians enter the UK singles chart with Father, which will peak at No55 during a two-week run.
Louisiana Red plays at The Bear, Bearwood, Birmingham, UK.
The soundtrack album to the movie The Bodyguard is released in the USA. It features six songs by Whitney Houston, plus several by other artists including Kenny G, Lisa Stransfield and Joe Cocker. Most significantly, it includes Houston's cover of the Dolly Parton song I Will Always Love You - an international No1 hit. It will become the first album to sell more than a million copies in a single week, and will go on to score over 42m copies worldwide.
Pianist John Critchinson plays at the 606 Club, London, UK.
Marion Montgomery plays the fifth of six nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK.
Take That release their seventh single, Could It Be Magic, in the UK on Sony Music. A cover of a 1975 Barry Manilow hit, it will peak at No3 in the UK singles chart, giving them their first Top Five hit.
David Sanborn plays the second of two nights at the Town And Country Club, Kentish Town, London, UK.
Carmen Lundy plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Julian Arguelles Quartet plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Morrissey plays at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
Meat Beat Manifesto, Ultramarine and Orbital play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Kerr's Christmas Show plays at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Don-E plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
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