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Singer Ruby Starr dies in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She had built a career as a singer, first under the name Connie Little, then Ruby Jones and later, as a vocalist in southern boogie band Black Oak Arkansas, Ruby Starr.
Pam Tillis earns her first No1 single when Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) reaches the top of the Billboard
Country Singles Chart in the USA.
is forced to cancel the first show in his current European tour because of influenza. The tour begins instead in Prague in the Czech Republic, the following day.
plays the last of three nights at the Congress Hall Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Shakin' Stevens plays at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley, England, UK.
It is reported that a farmer in India, Asia, has successfully been preventing wild pigs from attacking his crops by playing Michael Jackson
songs at high volume on a ghetto blaster.
The Boo Radleys? album Wake Up! reaches No1 in the UK albums chart.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Centre, Brentwood, England, UK.
play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
plays at Rotterdam Warehouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Rapper Tone Loc
is ordered to attend an anger management course by a Los Angeles, California, court after threatening a female friend with a baseball bat. He is also fined $1,350 placed on probation for two years, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
of The Eagles
marries his first and only wife, model Sharon Summerall, in Malibu, Los Angeles, California, USA. Guests at the wedding include Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh
, Randy Newman
, Jackson Browne
, David Crosby
, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow
, and others. Live music at the reception is supplied by Tony Bennett
, Bruce Springsteen
, Billy Joel
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses requests a restraining order on deranged Ohio fan Karen McNeil, after she breaks into the kitchen of his Malibu, California, home. On the same day, Van Morrison
agrees to the British government using his hit Brown-Eyed Girl
for a tv commercial promoting peace in Northern Ireland.
More than twenty residents of Columbus, Ohio, USA, call authorities to complain about the volume emanating from a Ted Nugent
concert. Nugent refuses to turn down because the noise is within the prescribed legal limits.
Former Beach Boys
' leader Brian Wilson
, is sued by his mother Andre over claims in his autobiography, Wouldn't It Be Nice, that she was a drunk and an unfit mother.
Country music star Charlie Rich
dies in his sleep, aged 62, as a result of a pulmonary embolism while in a motel in Hammond, Louisiana, USA.
Bradley Will Simpson, aka Brad, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Vamps
is born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England, UK, Europe.
is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
An item in UK tabloid The Daily Star alleges that Robbie Williams
was fired from boyband Take That
because of a drug problem. Days later Williams will sue.
First the good news. The album Monster
is certified as having achieved 4m sales in the USA. On the same day, R.E.M.'s singer Michael Stipe
, is diagnosed with an inguinal hernia prior to a concert on their Monster world tour at Sportovni Hala, in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Ash play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Country lap steel guitarist and top-rated session player O.J. 'Red' Rhodes
dies aged 64 of interstitial lung fibrosis in Los Angeles, California, USA.
release their fourth album, The Great Escape
, on Food Records
in the UK. On the same day, a study by the American Institute of Heartmath, an organization producing stress relieving music, claims that Pearl Jam
's music can adversely affect listeners' mental health.
Tae Dye is born in Ada, Oklahoma, USA. She will find success in 2014 as one-half of country duo Maddie And Tae, who will score hits including hits with Girl In A Country Song and Fly.
visits The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Europe, with his wife and children.
are forced to flee from the Stockholm Plaza Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, after it catches fire.
Music publisher Lou Levy
, founder of Leeds Music, dies aged 84 at home in Manhattan, New York City, USA. The Leeds Music catalogue included Strangers In The Night, Downtown, I Want To Hold Your Hand, C'est Si Bon and The Girl From Ipanema. The company published songs by Sammy Cahn, Bob Dylan
, The Beatles
, Henry Mancini
, The Andrews Sisters
, Les Paul
, Connie Francis
and Bobby Darin
The Mayor of Ris Orangis, a suburb of Paris, France, Europe, declares today Rory Gallagher
Day in honour of the Irish blues guitarist who died earlier this year. A street in the district is re-named L'Avenue Rory Gallagher
to mark the occasion.
dies, aged 64, in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, having attempted suicide by shooting himself the previous day. His ashes are scattered during a ceremony at Johnny Cash
's estate, while Cash is away. Unfortunately, a gust of wind blows the ashes onto Cash's car. "When I came home, I found I had Faron on my windshield", remarked Cash later. "I turned the wipers on. There he went, back and forth, back and forth, until he was all gone."
Country recording star
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Dylan plays concert No750, the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts.