1990 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 44 of 44

Jan 10th - "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
Jan 17th - 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
Jan 17th - Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Jan 22nd - 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win
Feb 6th - Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
Feb 21st - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
Feb 25th - On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
Mar 10th - Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
Mar 14th - 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win
Mar 20th - Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident
Mar 22nd - "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
Apr 1st - It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
Apr 4th - Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident
Singer Gloria EstefanSinger Gloria Estefan Apr 9th - World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
Apr 25th - 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
May 5th - 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
May 12th - Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting
Jun 4th - 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless
Jun 6th - 2nd International Rock Awards
Jun 7th - Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains
Jun 9th - Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
Jun 10th - Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity
Jun 11th - UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador
Singer Olivia Newton-JohnSinger Olivia Newton-John Jun 13th - "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
Jun 22nd - Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
Jul 12th - "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington
Jul 21st - Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood
Jul 25th - "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
Aug 3rd - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs
Sep 6th - 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
Sep 12th - "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
Sep 25th - "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
Sep 27th - Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession
Sep 28th - Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
Sep 29th - "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
Oct 3rd - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
Singer Marvin GayeSinger Marvin Gaye Oct 8th - 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
Oct 17th - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
Oct 17th - Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music
Nov 7th - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 perfs
Nov 19th - Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album
Nov 26th - 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win
Nov 29th - "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 perfs
Dec 14th - Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 24 of 24

Jan 8th - Maci Wainwright, American singer
Jan 30th - Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer
Feb 1st - Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter
Feb 3rd - Sean Kingston, American reggae rapper
Mar 21st - Mandy Capristo, German Singer (Monrose)
May 14th - Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
May 29th - Dave Morton, American guitarist
Jun 27th - Aselin Debison, Canadian singer
Jul 24th - Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California
Jul 27th - Cheyenne Kimball, American musician
Jul 28th - Soulja Boy, American rapper
Aug 14th - Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer
Aug 26th - Lil' Chris, British singer
Sep 7th - Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer
Sep 20th - Marilou, Quebec pop singer
Oct 23rd - Stevie Brock, American singer
Oct 31st - James Charles Lewis aka Lil' JJ, American actor/singer
Nov 7th - Matt Corby, Australian singer
Nov 13th - Jibbs, American rapper
Nov 14th - Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)
Dec 9th - LaFee, German singer
Dec 20th - JoJo, American singer
Dec 23rd - Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer
Dec 28th - David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up, American Singer

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 71 of 71

Jan 2nd - Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
Jan 3rd - Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
Jan 12th - Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
Jan 18th - Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
Jan 19th - Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
Jan 20th - Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
Jan 20th - Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
Jan 23rd - Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37
Feb 7th - Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
Feb 8th - Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
Feb 14th - Tony Holiday, German singer
Feb 24th - Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61
Feb 26th - Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
Feb 26th - Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
Mar 7th - Max Neuhaus, composer, dies at 50
Mar 13th - Karl M√ľnchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
Mar 16th - Ernst Bacon, composer, dies at 91
Mar 17th - Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
Mar 18th - Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
Mar 19th - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
Apr 3rd - Sarah Vaughn, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
Apr 14th - Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
Apr 25th - Dexter Gordon, Jazz saxophonist, dies of kidney failure at 67
May 2nd - William Levi Dawson, composer, dies at 90
May 9th - Luigi Nono, Ital composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
May 14th - Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
May 16th - Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64
May 22nd - Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
Jun 2nd - Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
Jun 3rd - Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
Jun 11th - Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
Jun 14th - Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
Jun 16th - Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
Jun 25th - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
Jul 2nd - Snooky Lanson, singer, dies at 76
Jul 7th - Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (b. 1958)
Jul 15th - Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
Jul 16th - Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
Jul 18th - Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
Jul 23rd - Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
Jul 23rd - Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
Jul 26th - Brent Mydland, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots), dies at 38
Jul 27th - Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
Jul 27th - Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
Aug 15th - Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
Aug 17th - Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
Aug 18th - Grethe Ingmann, Danish singer (b. 1938)
Aug 23rd - David Rose, composer (Holiday for Strings, Stripper), dies at 80
Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray VaughanMusician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan (Aug 27th) Aug 27th - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35
Sep 6th - Tom Fogerty, rocker (Creedence Clearwater), dies of tuberculosis at 48
Sep 14th - Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer, dies
Sep 16th - Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
Sep 19th - Werner Janssen, US composer (New Years Eve in NY), dies at 91
Oct 3rd - Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
Oct 8th - B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
Oct 14th - Leonard Bernstein, composer, dies of heart attack at 72
Oct 16th - Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
Oct 16th - Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
Oct 27th - Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born musician (b. 1900)
Nov 5th - Bobby Nunn, US bassist (Coasters-Down in Mexico), dies at about 65
Nov 10th - Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
Rocker Tom FogertyRocker Tom Fogerty (Sep 6th) Nov 10th - Ronnie Dyson, US singer (Salvation-I Don't Wanna Cry), dies at 40
Nov 12th - Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
Nov 18th - Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
Nov 24th - Bulent Arel, composer, dies at 72
Dec 2nd - Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90
Dec 7th - Delecta "Dee" Clark, US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52
Dec 8th - Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
Dec 18th - Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
Dec 22nd - Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
Dec 28th - Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46

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