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The first Anglo-Asian ragga star, Apache Indian, achieves his first UK Top 40 single placing in a duet with Maxi Priest on Fe Real.
The Pixies announce that they are to break up.
Roy Ayers and Tim Whitehead play the first of six nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Jocelyn Brown plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jocelyn Brown plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Ayers is playing during six nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, London, England, UK, Europe.
Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker, Billy Burnette and Fleetwood Mac perform at Super Bowl XXVII in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA.
Humphrey Lyttelton and Acker Bilk play at The City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Patrick Waite, bassist of Musical Youth, dies aged 24, in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. Waite collapses and expires due to a heart condition while awaiting a court appearance on drugs charges.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
Chicago-based jazz/blues pianist Art Hodes dies aged 88 in Harvey, Illinois, USA.
The Christians enter the UK singles chart with The Bottle, which will peak at No39 during a three-week run.
Benny Loban, a bandleader and violinist recording with some of the finest musicians and dance bands in Britain, including The Savoy Orpheans, during the 1920s and 1930s, dies of a stroke while visiting his son in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On his Ten Summoner's Tales tour, Sting plays at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
The Jersey Jazz Festival, a four day event, begins on the Island Of Jersey, UK, Europe.
The 23rd Oude Stijl Jazz festival, a four day event featuring 65 concerts acreoss 25 stages, begins in Breda, Netherlands, Europe.
Suede come to the end of a UK tour at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
UK singer/songwriter Duncan Browne, best remembered for his hit single Journey, dies after a protracted battle with cancer.
On his The Touring Principle tour, Gary Numan plays at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Johnny Cash opens at The Wayne Newton Theatre, Branson, Missouri, USA, beginning a series of concerts which will run through til the end of the year.
The U.S. Postal Service releases its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection. The set features Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley.
Fields Of Gold by Sting, recorded at Lake House, Great Durnford, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No16.
Sarah McLachlan plays at The Starlight Theatre, Williamsville, New York State, USA.
Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Peter Nero and others perform during A Capitol Fourth on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington DC, USA. A Capitol Fourth is an annual music and arts event celebrating Independence Day.
Jazz pianist and bandleader Woolf Phillips dies aged 84 in Reseda, California, USA.
The US Postal Service introduces four new stamps honouring classic Broadway musicals: My Fair Lady, Porgy and Bess, Show Boat, and Oklahoma!
Icelandic vocalist Bjork, formerly of The Sugarcubes, enters the UK albums chart with her album Debut, which will peak at No3.
Johnny Cash plays at Rock County Fair, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA.
Johnny Cash plays at Memorial Field, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA.
Radiohead enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA for the first time with Creep. On the same day, their debut album, Pablo Honey, peaks at No32 in the Billboard Albums Chart.
Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, a member of Norwegian death metal band Burzum, is found dead in the stairwell of his building, with 23 knife wounds in his corpse.
Yazz, Aswad and bad Boys Inc., appear on weekly UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
Manic Street Preachers play at Hultsfred Festival, Sweden, Europe.
Janna Allen, songwriter who provided hit material for Hall And Oates, Cheap Trick, Peter Wolf and others, dies of leukemia, aged 36, in Millbrook, New York State, USA.
Having collapsed the night before at Singapore National Stadium in Singapore, Asia, on his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson undergoes a brain scan in Mount Elizabeth hospital, Singapore. The results suggest he suffered a "late-onset migraine".
In the light of unfolding child sex allegations against him, Paramount pulls the plug on Michael Jackson's proposed theme song for the movie Addams Family Values.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia.
Two compilations - The Hits/The B Sides and The Hits 1 - by Prince peak respectively at No4 and No5 in the UK albums chart.
It is reported that popular folk singer and recording artist Burl Ives has been released from hospital in Anacortes, Washington, USA, after treatment for a high fever that resulted from a foot infection. According to his wife, the 84-year-old singer-actor will continue receiving antibiotics and nursing care at home.
The Family Cat play at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
On a day off during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson visits a hospital and a toy shop in Santiago, Chile.
Songwriter, lyricist, and writer for musical theater, Harold Rome dies, aged 85. of complications from a stroke in New York City, USA.
Bang! The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, a double-CD compilation by Liverpool band Frankie Goes To Hollywood enters the UK pop albums chart, where it will peak at No4 during a fifteen-week run.
It is reported that Michael Jackson's lucrative Pepsi sponsorship deal could be lost, following reports that the star has been addicted to painkillers ever since being burnt while filming a Pepsi ad in 1984.
Oasis play a media showcase gig at the Powerhaus, London, England, UK, Europe, where they are seen by Dave Massey of Sony Music, who agrees to sign the group worldwide via a Creation Records' licencing deal.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights of acoustic shows at The Supper Club, New York City, USA.
Compilation The Hits/The B Sides by Prince is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Phil Collins, Madness, Eternal, Lulu and Tasmin Archer are among the artists who contribute clothes to celebrity garment auction for the homeless peoples' charity, Shelter, held at Birmingham N.E.C. by BBC's Clothes Show.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Machines Of Loving Grace play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.