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Pearl Jam release a new single, Jeremy, in the USA.
Guns N'Roses play at the Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, supported by Soundgarden.
Prince plays a surprise two-hour gig at The Glam Slam Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, previewing his upcoming tour.
Noted Texan rockabilly guitarist Hal Harris dies in hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, after a long illness. He had played on records by Sleepy La Beef, Rock Rogers and Link Davies.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones attends the premiere of his new movie, Freejack, at Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
David Crosby and Bonnie Bramlett appear as a guest actors in US tv sitcom Roseanne, playing a husband and wife.
Guns N'Roses play at The Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California, USA.
Procol Harum play in Nuremburg, Germany, Europe.
The RIAA confirms 2m sales in the USA of the LP Diamonds And Pearls by Prince.
Bryan Adams plays in The P.N.E., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
My Bloody Valentine play at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
The band Weezer is formed by songwriter Rivers Cuomo. They will be signed eighteen months later to DGC [Geffen Records].
Blues trio Hot Tuna, led by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, play at Mountain Stage, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Die Halle, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Catherine Wheel play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Elvis Presley's fourteenth album, Blue Hawaii, is certified as a 2x Platinum Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Billy Ray Cyrus' releases a new single, Achy Breaky Heart, on Mercury Records.
Avant-garde jazz violinist and composer Leroy Jenkins records the LP Themes And Improvisations On The Blues, live at The Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, USA.
It is reported that Frank Sinatra's own-brand of Spaghetti Sauce, launched in 1990, has not been well-received by the public. Armanino Foods Of Distinction, which owns 58% of the Sinatra brand has decided to drop the product.
Ozric Tentacles begin a tour of Britain with a gig at The Bierkeller, Bristol, UK.
Thunder, an 18-minute ballet by The Joffrey Ballet, based on the Prince song Thunder from his 1991 LP Diamonds And Pearls, premieres in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joan Armatrading releases a new album, Square The Circle on A+M Records in the UK.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at The University Of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Model Kelly Emberg has her palimony suit against Rod Stewart thrown out of court in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their Use Your Illusion tour, Guns N'Roses play at Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy, Europe. 57,000 tickets are sold for this show.
Nirvana play at the Maritime History Museum Park, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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When Morrissey plays at Les Eurockeennes Festival, in Belfort, France, Europe, he drapes himself in a Union Jack flag and uses enlarged photographs of skinheads as a stage backdrop. When he repeats this stunt later in the UK, he will be pilloried by the NME (New Musical Express) as a fascist and a racist.
Sexy MF by Prince peaks at No66 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. meanwhile, however, despite being banned by all radio stations in the UK, Sexy MF/Strollin' hits No4 on the British Singles chart.
Guns N' Roses and Metallica play the seventh show in a co-headlining 25-date US tour at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, with Faith No More as the opening act.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London.
Liverpool, UK, band The Farm claim to have been excised from the line-up of the upcoming Madstock festival, headlined by Madness, at Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe. The finger of blame is pointed at Morrissey, also on the bill.
Jazz and blues vocalist Ernestine Allen, aka Annisteen Allen, dies of a heart attack, aged 71, at her apartment in Harlem, New York City, USA.
Avant-garde composer John Cage, whose works influenced many pop and rock artists, dies aged 79.
Paul Weller releases his self-financed solo debut album, Paul Weller, in the UK.
When Nirvana play at the MTV Video Music Awards, bassist Krist Novoselic throws his instrument high into the air at the end of their performance of Lithium. Unfortunately, on its way back to earth, the instrument strikes him in the head and knocks him to the ground.
Paul Weller's self-financed solo debut album, Paul Weller, enters the UK albums at chart at No8, its highest position.
U2 play at The World Music Ampitheater, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Big Audio Dynamite II and Public Enemy.
Peter Gabriel releases his sixth solo album, Us, in the UK. The album was recorded at Gabriel's Real World Studios complex in Box.
Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter and Dinah Washington are among the stars featured when the US Postal Service issues a new set of commemorative stamps honouring legends of popular music.
At the Industria Superstudio, Manhattan, New York City, USA, Madonna holds a party for 800 of her very closest friends, to celebrate the release of her upcoming album and book, Sex. She arrives dressed as Little Bo Peep, carrying a lamb.
Liverpudlian singer and songwriter Julian Cope enters the UK singles chart with Fear Loves This Place, which will peak at No42 during a two-week run.
Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and author Julian Cope enters the UK albums chart with Jehovakill, which will peak at No20 during a two-week run.
End Of The Road by Boyz II Men sets a new record by remaining at No1 on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA for thirteen weeks. The previous longest was Elvis Presley's 11-week run in 1956 with Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel.
Noted British jazz pianist Brian Leake dies aged 58.
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.
During a gig at the National Ballroom, Kilburn, London, UK, Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers states that he hopes Michael Stipe of R.E.M. "goes the same way as Freddie Mercury".
Jazz saxophonist and bandleader Andy Kirk dies in New York City, USA.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the fourth of eight non-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.