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The album Dookie by Green Day is certified as having achieved four million sales in the USA.
The 1992 album Wynonna by Wynonna Judd is certified quadruple-platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Sleeper release the single Inbetweener, on Indolent Records in the UK.
Michael Jackson spends the third of four days in Los Angeles playing host to King Nana Amon Ndoufou IV, ruler of Sanwi on the Ivory Coast, Africa.
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 1995 Tour, Weezer play at Hyde Park, Osnabrück, Germany, Europe.
Hootie And The Blowfish play at Nick's Fat City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Monster tour, R.E.M. play at Zénith Oméga, Toulon, France, Europe.
Eric Clapton plays at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
At the 37th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan's World Gone Wrong wins a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album.
At the Pioneer Awards Ceremony in Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to Fats Domino and Lloyd Price by Little Richard. At the same event The Moonglows receive their Lifetime Achievement Award from Curtis Mayfield.
Radiohead release their second album, The Bends, in the UK on Parlophone Records. On the same day, they play at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Radiohead release their second album, The Bends, in the UK on Parlophone Records. On the same day, they play at the Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Bob Dylan plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Liverpudlian BBC Radio dj and tv personality Kenny Everett dies aged 50, from an AIDS-related illness, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, UK.
Billy Swan plays at The Ropery, Deptford, Sunderland, England, UK.
The Crickets and Bobby Vee play at The Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK.
Johnny Cash plays at The Albert Hall, London, England, UK.
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.
Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at the Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Dignity, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No33 during a two-week run.
Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson smash a US singles chart record held by The Beatles for 25 years when their new single Scream enters the Billboard Hot 100 at number five. The Fab Four's Let It Be had entered at number six in 1970.
Michael Jackson and wife Lisa Marie Presley tell US TV interviewer Diane Sawyer they are a normal couple who have sex and hope to have a child soon.
A 30 foot high steel and fibreglass statue of Michael Jackson sails under London's famous Tower Bridge to promote his new HIStory album. Eight similar statues are launched in Milan, Paris, Madrid, Prague, Zurich, Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam.
Irish folk group The Chieftains play for US President Bill Clinton on The White House lawn in Washington, DC, USA, to celebrate Independence Day.
Former Beach Boys' leader Brian Wilson, is sued by his mother Audree over claims in his autobiography, Wouldn't It Be Nice, that she was a drunk and an unfit mother.
The Rolling Stones, with Bob Dylan as their special guest, play in Espace Grammont, Montpellier, France.
While on tour in South Africa, Joan Armatrading meets with Nelson Mandela at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. During the visit, Mandela presents Armatrading with a signed copy of his autobiography.
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The late jazz musician Louis Armstrong is honoured with his own American postage stamp. On the same day, the American Centre For Voice Disorders decrees that Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones has the strongest voice in rock and roll.
Iron Maiden release their first single in three years, Man On The Edge, on EMI Records in the UK. The single is their first with new vocalist Blaze Bayley.
Swiss tax authorities are reported to be chasing Tina Turner for an unpaid $510,000.
After coming under intense fire for the explicit lyrics of rap artists on the Interscope Records label, Time Warner agrees to sell back its 50% share in the company.
Iron Maiden release a new album, The X Factor, on EMI Records in the UK.
The legendary Wibbling Rivalry tapes, documenting a ruckus twixt brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, are released by Fierce Panda Records.
Jim Nash, president/founder of Chicago, Illinois, USA, record label Wax Trax! dies of AIDS. The label had pioneered industrial rock in the USA with releases by Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Front 242, Meat Beat Manifesto, KMFDM, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Nine Inch Nails.
Joe Higgs, sometimes called the godfather of roots reggae, dies of cancer in Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 59.
In his tour bus in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Blind Melon vocalist Shannon Hoon is found dead of a cocaine overdose. On the same day, Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Pulp release a new album, Different Class, in the UK on Island Records. On the same day, Oasis release their new single, Wonderwall, in the UK on Creation Records.
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 ,Ames Brothers, The Andrews Sisters, Les Paul, Connie Francis and Bobby Darin.
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.
Country Dick Montana, drummer and leader of San Diego-based alternative rock band The Beat Farmers, suffers an aneurism while performing on stage in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. He falls backwards off the drum kit and dies within minutes.
On their X-Factour tour, Iron Maiden play at The Town And Country, Leeds, UK.
Aerosmith release a rock and roll-themed computer game Quest For Fame.
Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday party.
Tv movie 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 first broadcast on tv in the USA.
Michael Jackson is taken to hospital after collapsing at the Beacon Theater, during rehearsals for his One Night Only TV special in New York City. The show is cancelled.
On his Never-Ending Tour schedule, Dylan plays concert No749, the first of two nights at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts.
Stevie Wonder leads a singalong in Times Square, New York City, USA, in aid of America's homeless and hungry.