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Professor Haakan Borglund of Uppsala University in Lund, Sweden, claims the woman Michael Jackson has married is not really Lisa Marie Presley but a double.
Hal Ketchum is inducted to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley go on their first date, to watch The Temptations play live.
Jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the album Art Attack in the USA.
The movie Free Willy featuring You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson as its main theme song, is released to cinemas in France.
The fourteenth BRIT Awards event is held at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, hosted by Elton John and RuPaul. Winners include Sting for Best British Male Solo Artist, Brian Eno as Best British Producer, Crowded House as International Group and Van Morrison as Outstanding Contribution. Pray by Take That wins for Best British Single and Best British Video, and the band perfoms live doing a medley of the Beatles' hits. Prince wins the Best International Male Artist award.
The Jackson Family Honours TV gala airs on America's NBC network, featuring Michael Jackson, The Jacksons, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Bruce Hornsby, Berry Gordy and many others.
Popular vocalist Dinah Shore dies of cancer in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Jake Edwin Kennedy is born in Nottingham, UK. Hewill find success as indie singer-songwriter Jake Bugg.
Big Jack Johnson records Ice Storm Blues Parts 1 and 2, at Stackhouse Recording Studio in Clarksdale, Missippi, USA. The tracks recount the story of the Great Ice Storm of 1994 in Maryland.
Pink Floyd begin their Division Bell tour with a show at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA. It will become the highest-grossing tour ever to that date.
Ginny Simms dies aged 78, of a heart attack in Palm Springs, California, USA. She had found success as an actress and big band singer working with Kay Kyser and others.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana commits suicide in Seattle, Washington. His body will not be discovered until three days later.
Roy Smeck, whose virtuosity on the banjo, guitar, steel guitar and ukulele earned him the nickname "Wizard of the Strings", dies aged 94 in New York City, USA.
During a 23-date US tour, Dylan plays at the Fox Theater, St. Louis, Missouri.
Baron Frederik Jan Gustav Floris van Pallandt of popular 1960s folk duo Nina And Frederick, is shot dead in Puerto Talera, The Philippines, in what police describe as "a mysterious professional killing", thought to have been carried out by a member of a drug trafficking syndicate with which van Pallandt was affiliated.
Bob Dylan performs with the New Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at The Great Music Experience, an all-star show at Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan. The event is broadcast live in over 50 countries.
The acclaimed jazz-rock bassist Marcus Miller is filmed in a live performance at Ohne Filter TV Studio, Baden Baden, Germany. The show will subsequently be released on video.
Michael Jackson is reported to be visiting sports star Shaquille O'Neal in Florida.
Depeche Mode and Primal Scream play at Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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Isaac Louis Benjamin dies in London, UK. As chairman of Pye Records in the UK, Benjamin signed acts including The Searchers, The Kinks and Sandie Shaw.
Stevie Wonder joins Prince onstage to perform Maybe Your Baby at The Glam Slam, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The tribute album Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles is awarded triple-platinum status by the R.I.A.A. in the USA. The album features covers of The Eagles' songs by Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks And Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.
During what has been described as 'the most depraved rock tour ever', Depeche Mode play at Deer Creek Music Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by Primal Scream.
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Pink Floyd guitarist/singer David Gilmour marries journalist Polly Samson at Marylebone Registry Office, London, England, UK. The reception is held in Twickenham.
Radiohead leave The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire, UK, having completed two weeks of recording sessions for the album The Bends.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley make public their secret marriage, which was conducted eleven weeks earlier in the Dominican Republic.
On his Secret World Tour, Peter Gabriel plays at Woodstock Festival '94, Woodstock, New York State, USA.
While in the midst of a very public and heated dispute with his record company, Warner Bros, Prince releases his fifteenth LP Come, which is basically a compilation of previously unreleased tracks.
Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Max Kaminsky dies at Castle Point, New York State, USA, on the day before his 86th birthday.
A set of eight postage stamps is issued in the USA honouring great jazz and blues singers, including Ma Rainey, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. A celebration to mark the first-day-of-issue is held in Greenville, Mississippi, USA.
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra plays at Wilton Church, Wilton, Wiltshire, UK.
Pato Banton releases a new single, Baby Come Back, in the UK. It will peak at No1 and hold that position for four weeks.
The Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Prosecutors Offices announce that despite highly publicised allegations of child sexual abuse, no charges will be laid against Michael Jackson, but the case will remain open until 1999.
Letitgo by Prince peaks at No31 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Not a Moment Too Soon, the second LP by Tim McGraw hits No1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in the USA. It will spend 29 weeks in the top slot, becoming Billboard's best-selling Country album of 1994. The Academy of Country Music will also name it Album Of The Year.
Prince flicks the switch at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England, to launch VH1 in the UK. The first video to air is a Prince song, Dolphin.
Level 42 play their last show together at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Amelia Lily Oliver is born in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, UK. She will find success as singer Amelia Lily after several appearances on reality tv series The X-Factor.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant appear on The Andrew Denton Show on the Seven Network in Australia, Oceania, during the 'round the world' promo for Unledded. They perform Sun Arise, as a tribute to Rolf Harris, with accompaniment by several didgeridoo players.
The Moody Blues 1970 album A Question Of Balance is finally certified as a platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Prince performs Peach at MTV's inaugural European Music Awards, at the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
King Crimson finish recording their album Thrak in Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, UK.
Aerosmith play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Freddy Fender plays the first of two nights at The Palomino, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Musical arranger, composer, bandleader and recording artist Jack Fascinato dies in Palm Springs, California, USA. His 1959 album Music From A Surplus Store, integrating sound effects produced by, or imitating, common junk-store items including oil cans and bedsprings, became highly collectable.
Eric Clapton is made an O.B.E. in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
Rammstein play at The Clubhaus, Saalfeld, Germany, Europe.
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