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Jerry Lee Lewis
starts selling bottled water from a lake on his Memphis, Tennessee, USA, estate, to pay off his tax bills.
The album Dookie
by Green Day
is certified as having achieved four million sales in the USA.
In Perth, Australia, at the start of their mammoth Monster Tour, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck marries Stephanie, the mother of their two daughters, Zoe and Zelda. Grant Lee Buffalo provides the party music.
, the eccentric hermit beatnik songwriter who composed Nature Boy
for Nat King Cole
, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident, aged 86, in Los Angeles, California, USA
plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, 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.
Pop Will Eat Itself are banned from Irish TV's Late Late Show after abusing former Sex Pistols
' manager Malcolm McLaren in the hospitality suite and trashing a drum kit live on air.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Liesure Centre, Stevenage, England, UK.
plays the second of three nights at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester, UK.
plays at The Fox And Pheasant, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
Shakin' Stevens plays at The Centre, Brentwood, 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.
finishes work on the album Ozzmosis
, in New York City, by completing his vocals for the song See You On The Other Side. The album now goes to the mixing stage.
of Guns N'Roses
requests a restraining order on deranged Ohio fan Karen McNeil, after she breaks into the kitchen of his Malibu, California, USA, 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.
releases the album Jagged Little Pill
, in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan. After spending twelve non-consecutive weeks at No1 in the USA, it will go on to nocth up 33m sales worldwide.
Mike And The Mechanics enter the UK singles chart with A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold, which will peak at No33.
Dylan releases the album MTV Unplugged in the USA.
Thousands of rioting fans are dispersed with teargas at a Grateful Dead
concert at the Deer Creek Music Centre in Noblesville, Indiana, USA. On the same day, EMF drummer Mark Decloedt breaks the British salmon fishing record with a 70lb whopper caught from his local river.
Saks Fifth Avenue of New York City, USA, reveals that it is suing Aretha Franklin
for $263,000 worth of unpaid bills.
score their fifth UK singles chart entry with Alright
/Time, which will peak at No2.
And Jimmy Page
play the second of two nights at The Point, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, with special guests Big Country. On this night they play a second show, an 'Unplugged' performance at midnight at The River Club, Dublin.
is rehearsing at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his upcoming Ozzmosis tour.
is rehearsing for his upcoming tour at 3rd Encore, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Obsesssive Bee Gees
fan Marilyn Holmes, 43, appears in court in the UK charged with breaking into the Oxfordshire home of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, where she was found hiding in a cupboard with a tape recorder and video camera.
Ash play at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
release the single What Do I Do Now?, on Indolent Records in the UK.
frontman Damon Albarn
is driving in Washington DC, USA, a car pulls up beside him and a hand gun is pushed in his face. The gunman makes a gunshot noise then speeeds off. 'It really freaked me out,' quoth Albarn later.
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince reveals plans to write a ballet called Kama Sutra.
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
establishes the Michael Jackson
Family Trust by a Declaration Of Trust, which sets out his wish to leave all of his estate to his children and his mother, after he dies.
The Russian Beer Lovers political party offers $17,000 to Michael Jackson
to sing at a political rally in Moscow, Russia, Europe. He doesn't.
Popular bandleader, pianist, composer and arranger Ralph Flanagan
dies in Miami, Florida, USA.