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Michael Jackson spends the last of four days in Los Angeles, California, USA, playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
John Otway plays at the The Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Rock manager Tony Secunda dies in San Anselmo, California, USA. In a long and controversial career, he managed The Move, Procol Harum, The Moody Blues, T.Rex and many others.
On their Waking Up The World tour, Dream Theater play at Vooruit Concertzaal, Ghent, Belgium, Europe.
On their Polar Fleece Tour, The Beastie Boys play at KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
KISS play at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Moody Blues play at Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA.
Korn play at The Stone Lounge, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Chuck Berry plays at The Barbican Centre, York, England, UK, supported by Johnny And The Roccos.
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Bob Dylan 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.
Radiohead release their second album, The Bends, in the UK on Parlophone Records. On the same day, they play at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Rapper Eazy-E, who founded NWA and the Ruthless Records label, announces that he has been diagnosed with AIDS. He will die ten days later from complications caused by the illness in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Big Jack Johnson plays at The 100 Club, London, England, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at Muziek Centrum, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Europe.
Alan Barton, of one-hit-wonders Black Lace, dies aged 41.
The Climax Blues Band plays at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK.
Police are called to calm angry punters when Michael Jackson's sister Latoya flees fully clothed from Al's Diamond Cabaret in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, after failing to strip nude as agreed.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke, England, UK.
Latoya Jackson plays a gig at Chernobyl, Ukraine, site of Russia's horrific nuclear accident.
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Terry Dene, Mike Berry, Wee Willie Harris, Tommy Bruce and others play at The Winter Gardens, Malvern, England, UK.
Billy Swan plays at Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland, Europe.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK.
Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie's famous bent trumpet is snapped up by a bidder for $55,000 at a New York City auction.
jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney dies of heart failure in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. As well as pursuing his own successful solo career, he also worked with Stan Getz, Red Norvo, Woody Herman and others. His New York Times obituary calls him "one of the most gifted and influential postwar jazz guitarists in the world".
The album A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan is recorded live at the Austin City Limits Studio, Austin, Texas, USA, with the participation of Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, B.B. King and Buddy Guy.
Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino play at The NEc, Birmingham, England, UK.
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.
Martie Erwin of The Dixie Chicks marries pharmaceutical representative Ted Seidel in the USA.
Ian Parkin, formerly a guitarist with Be Bop Deluxe, dies.
Saks Fifth Avenue of New York City, USA, reveals that it is suing Aretha Franklin for $263,000 worth of unpaid bills.
Supergrass score their fifth UK singles chart entry with Alright/Time, which will peak at No2.
Robert Plant And Jimmy Page play the first of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country.
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Nina Simone fires a gun at a pair of noisy teenagers playing next door to her home in southern France, Europe. She will be put on eighteen months probation and ordered to seek psychological counseling.
The Rolling Stones, with Bob Dylan as their special guest, play in Espace Grammont, Montpellier, France.
Selena's becomes the first Latin artist to debut at No1 on the Billboard chart with her first English-language album Dreaming of You.
Radiohead release a new single, Just, on Parlophone Records in the UK.
Ash play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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Bob Dylan plays at the opening ceremony for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, starring Jackson Browne, Roger Daltrey [of The Who], Natalie Cole, Jewel, Dr. John and Ry Cooder is staged at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA. The show is filmed and will be released as a tv special and a soundtrack album.
When their guitarist Ed King is rushed to hospital with heart failure, Lynyrd Skynyrd cancel a charity concert in Georgia, USA.
While in Paris, France, Europe, Ozzy Osbourne does telephone interviews with The New York Post [Lisa Robinson], The East Coast Rocker [Dan Davis] and Cover Story [Phillip Zonkel].
With no reason given, The Lebanese Government bans Iron Maiden from playing in Mont La Salle, Beruit.
In New York City, in the middle of a tour of the USA, Ozzy Osbourne is diagnosed with bronchitis which means, among other things, that he cannot sing. Several upcoming dates, including Chicago and Detroit, have to be re-scheduled.
Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul the Second as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.
Meat Loaf enters the UK singles chart with I'd Lie For You [And That's The Truth] which will peak at No2.
Florence Greenberg dies of heart failure, aged 82, in Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. She had achieved success as a record label owner, music executive and record producer. Greenberg founded and owned Tiara Records, Scepter Records, Hob Records and Wand Records. She became best known for her work with popular singers in the 60s including Dionne Warwick, The Shirelles, Tammi Terrell, Chuck Jackson, B.J. Thomas and others. She was also active in the Civil Rights movement.
Zandra Mitchell, Ireland's first female professional saxophonist, dies in Donegal, Ireland, Europe. In her pioneering career, she had worked with Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt and others. A play, Zandra, Queen of Jazz, based on the life of Zandra was written by and starred Roseanne Lynch.
Hardcore rapper Stretch, a close friend of Tupac Shakur, is shot and killed during a high-speed automobile chase in Queens. In the chase, Stretch is shot at least four times, before crashing his minivan at the corner of 112th Avenue and 209th Street in Queens Village just after 12:30 A.M.
When Courtney Love appears on the ABC TV show '10 Most Fascinating People' in the USA, she states that she wished she had done 'eight thousand million things differently' to have prevented the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Dylan plays concert No750, the second of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts.