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Highways And Heartaches by Ricky Scaggs is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Black Or White by Michael Jackson is certified as a US platinum single by the R.I.A.A.
Whenever We Wanted by John Mellencamp is certified as a platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, Paul Simon rehearses for his upcoming concert at Ellis Park Stadium. During the day he also holds an informal press conference and conducts a workshop for aspiring young black musicians.
Having spent his final weeks on a life support system, Jerry Nolan, drummer of the New York Dolls, dies at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, USA. While being treated for meningitis and pneumonia, Nolan had suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered.
Pearl Jam play in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Simply Red play the first of two nights at G-Mex, Manchester, England, UK.
Green Day release the album Kerplunk! In the USA on Lookout Records.
Simply Red play the second of two nights at G-Mex, Manchester, England, UK.
Nirvana play the first of three nights at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Get The Knack, the debut album by The Knack is awarded a double platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Motley Crue members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars drive for over two hours through one of the worst flash-flood storms Los Angeles has ever seen to get to a recording session. They wait over four hours for Vince Neil to also arrive. The longer they wait, the more irate they become as Vince only needs to travel half the distance they did. As they wait for him to come to the studio, someone says they saw him out, drunk with a girl at three in the morning. Upon Vince's arrival, they tell him during an argument that they are thinking of getting a new lead singer. Vince says the new album is stupid and disapproves of keyboards being used, before storming out of the studio, feeling he has been fired.
Bass player Bob Birch becomes a permanent member of Elton John's band.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, wearing his pyjamas, marries Courtney Love of Hole in Waikiki, Hawaii, USA.
Verve release their debut single, All In The Mind, in the UK.
When Guns N' Roses play at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Blind Melon vocalist Shannon Hoon sings with Axl Rose on Don't Cry.
Production crews for the imminent Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert move into Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin constructing the stage and set on which the surviving members of Queen will perform with a host of guest stars.
The Cleveland Orchestra sues Michael Jackson for $7m after learning that the singer has used part of their recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on his hit album Dangerous.
David Bowie marries fashion model Iman.
When Jerry Garcia plays at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA, Bob Dylan comes along to see the show.
BBC Radio 1 in the UK publicly apologises for having recently played the album version of Creep by Radiohead. The album version includes expletives which are not present on the single.
A. R. Rahman's debut film Roja is released. The soundtrack to Roja will come to be regarded as a milestone which changed the face of not just Tamil film music but contemporary Indian music in general.
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.
The Lemonheads release their fifth album It's A Shame About Ray on Atlantic Records in the USA.
The first Summer Festival takes place in Olofstrom, Sweden, Europe, with nine bands, headlined by Nazareth. [The event will grow into the four-day-long Swedenrock Festival.]
Law enforcement officials in Texas, USA, call for a ban on rapper Ice-T's album Cop Killer.
Billy Ray Cyrus reaches No1 in the Billboard US albums chart with Some Gave All, for the first of seventeen weeks.
November Rain by Guns N' Roses enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No3 during a twenty-week run on the chart. Running to 8m 57s, it will become the longest single ever to reach the Top 20 in the USA. With a budget of over US$1.5m, the single's video is the most expensive at the time.
Free-form jazz saxophonist Charles Tyler dies aged 50 in Toulon, France.
PJ Harvey releases her debut album, Dry, in the UK.
Lloyd's of London file a lawsuit in St. Louis County Circuit Court, St Louis, Missouri, USA, against Axl Rose and his band, Guns N' Roses. The suit arises out of a concert in Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, St. Louis, a year earlier which ended in a riot. Guns N' Roses then canceled upcoming concerts in Chicago and Kansas City, citing damage to equipment in the Riverport riot. When the band tried to collect on their insurance policy covering the costs of canceled performances, Lloyd's argued that they could have performed. The newly-filed lawsuit contends that Rose and other band members ''incited the crowd to riot against authorities and security and, in the midst of the performance, left the stage after urging the crowd to destroy the stage and equipment."
Bryan Adams, Crowded House, Extreme, Lou Reed, Luka Bloom, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Scabs, The Smashing Pumpkins and Urban Dance Squad play at Torhout Festival, Festivalweide, Torhout, Belgium, Europe.
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B.B. King plays at the Nice Jazz Festival, Nice, France, Europe.
Guns N' Roses throw a bash at the Old Homestead Restaurant, New York City, USA, treating friends to a huge feast, followed by a casino-style backstage party, complete with ice sculptures and craps tables, attended Carole King and members of Metallica and Faith No More.
Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam XV at The Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The event features Eddie Rabbitt, Paulette Carlson, Suzy Bogguss, Jo-El Sonnier, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Confederate Railroad, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Poco and The Desert Rose Band and more.
Prince's 14th LP, The Love Symbol is released on Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records in the USA.
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.
The John Ethridge Quartet plays at The Link Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Bob Dylan's album Good As I Been To You enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No18 during a three-week run.
Louisiana Red plays at The Corner House Hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys play at The 100 Club, London, UK.
7 by Prince peaks at No27 in the UK pop singles chart..
While in Tokyo, Japan, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson visits the offices of Sony.
While in Japan, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson visits the Huis Ten Bosch amusement park in Nagasaki with his brother Tito Jackson's three children.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the seventh of eight non-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.