1992 in Music

Events in Music

Events 1 - 100 of 114

  • Jan 5th "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
  • Jan 5th "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Jan 5th "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 performances
  • Jan 5th "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 16th "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Jan 19th "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • Jan 23rd "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Jan 26th "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jan 27th "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jan 27th 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
  • Feb 1st "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances

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Feb 2nd IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Feb 6th "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • Feb 9th "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Feb 13th "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
  • Feb 19th Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
  • Feb 20th "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Feb 22nd "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
  • Feb 25th 34th Grammy Awards: Unforgetable, Marc Cohn wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 25th Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Feb 26th "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Mar 1st "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances
  • Mar 1st "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Mar 10th 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole, Color Me Badd win
  • Mar 17th "Death & the Maiden" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 159 performances
  • Mar 18th "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 perf

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Mar 18th Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Mar 19th "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 22nd "Private Lives" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 37 performances

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Mar 24th "Jake's Women" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 245 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Mar 29th "Conversations with My Father" opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances
  • Mar 29th Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • Apr 1st Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
  • Apr 2nd "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Apr 5th "Search & Destroy" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Apr 8th "5 Guys Named Moe" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 445 performances
  • Apr 9th "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
  • Apr 12th "Streetcar Named Desire" opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances
  • Apr 13th "2 Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 160 performances
  • Apr 14th "Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances
  • Apr 14th "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester
  • Apr 16th "Metro" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 19th "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 perf

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Apr 20th Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Apr 21st "High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway
  • Apr 22nd "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances
  • Apr 23rd "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Apr 24th "Man of La Mancha" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • Apr 25th "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Apr 26th "Grand Hotel" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1,018 performances
  • Apr 26th "Jelly's Last Jam" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • Apr 26th "Master Builder" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Apr 26th "Metro" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 27th "Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Apr 29th "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29th 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Apr 29th Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
  • May 2nd "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances

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May 5th Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • May 9th 37th Eurovision Song Contest: Linda Martin for Ireland wins singing "Why Me" in Malmo
  • May 10th "Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances

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May 16th "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 20th Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds
  • May 26th Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
  • Jun 7th "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 8th 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Garth Brooks
  • Jun 10th "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances

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Jun 24th Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jun 25th "Les Miserables" opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague
  • Jun 28th "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Jun 28th 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California
  • Jun 29th "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Jul 4th John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
  • Jul 9th Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 19th "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • Jul 19th Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife
  • Jul 26th "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 29th "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Aug 1st "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Aug 2nd "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances
  • Aug 9th "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
  • Aug 18th "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances
  • Aug 26th "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Aug 30th "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • Aug 30th "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 9th 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Sep 16th "Les Miserables" opens at Nuevo Apolo, Madrid

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Sep 25th "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • Sep 28th "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC
  • Sep 30th 26th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks wins
  • Oct 1st "Oba Oba '93" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • Oct 3rd Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

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Oct 3rd Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • Oct 4th "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Oct 4th "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Oct 18th "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Oct 21st Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
  • Oct 25th "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • Oct 25th "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 5th "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2nd Danielle White, American singer
  • Feb 7th Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
  • Feb 17th Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
  • Mar 6th Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
  • Mar 10th Emily Osment, American actress and singer
  • Apr 15th Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
  • Apr 27th James Duke Mason, son of singer Belinda Carlisle & Morgan Mason
  • May 19th Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter (Stay with Me), born in London
  • May 21st Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
  • Jun 4th Dino Jelusić, Croatian singer
  • Jun 12th Allie DiMeco American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band)
  • Jul 8th Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks
  • Jul 8th Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
  • Jul 15th Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

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Jul 22nd Selena Gomez, American actress and singer, born in Grand Prairie, Texas

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • Aug 4th Tiffany Evans, American singer
  • Aug 21st Brad Kavanagh, English songwriter and actor
  • Aug 25th Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer
  • Aug 29th Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • Sep 16th Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers
  • Oct 11th Sarah Cannon, daughter of singer Amy Grant
  • Oct 12th Taylor Horn, American singer and actress
  • Oct 14th Savannah Outen, American singer/songwriter

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Nov 23rd Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress/Singer
Miley Cyrus

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24th Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • Mar 22nd Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
  • Apr 11th Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 24th Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Switzerland

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 26th Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube

HeartWedding of Interest

May 29th Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

  • Jun 6th "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (35) weds burlesque dancer Grace Morley
  • Jun 21st Actress Marina Sirtis (Star Trek NG) marries rocker Michael Lamper

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27th Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18th Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Jul 26th "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen
  • Aug 20th Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England
  • Sep 5th Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (23) in Indiana

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 12th Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • Jan 1st Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • Jan 1st Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
  • Jan 3rd Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Jan 3rd Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Jan 15th Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
  • Jan 17th Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
  • Jan 21st William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
  • Jan 25th Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 25th Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • Jan 28th Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
  • Jan 29th Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • Feb 15th William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), dies at 81
  • Feb 21st Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
  • Feb 21st Jane Pickens Langley Hoving, singer, dies at 83
  • Feb 28th La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
  • Mar 4th Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • Mar 8th Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
  • Mar 10th Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • Mar 13th Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • Mar 20th Frank Westbrook, dancer/choreographer, dies at 82
  • Mar 20th Georges Delerue, French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
  • Mar 21st Natalie Sleeth, American composer (b. 1930)
  • Apr 1st Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2nd Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 4th Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4th Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • Apr 5th Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
  • Apr 11th Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 12th Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
  • Apr 14th Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • Apr 16th Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 17th Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 19th Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 19th Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20th Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 25th Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25th Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
  • Apr 27th Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 28th Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • May 1st Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • May 2nd Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2nd Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
  • May 3rd Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

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May 6th Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • May 10th Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • May 10th Sylvia Sims, singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 10th Sylvia Sims [Blagman], American jazz singer dies aged 74
  • May 13th Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58
  • May 16th Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
  • May 17th Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • May 17th Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies
  • May 19th Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • May 23rd Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
  • May 27th Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
  • May 29th Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • May 30th Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 8th Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 9th Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • Jun 10th Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • Jun 21st Thomas Whitfield, gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
  • Jun 24th Tom Alexander, model/actor (Kurt-Forbidden Dance), dies of AIDs
  • Jun 24th Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29
  • Jun 27th Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Jun 27th Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • Jun 30th Jim Alaimo, vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53
  • Jul 2nd Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • Jul 2nd Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • Jul 4th Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • Jul 4th Joe Newman, US jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • Jul 5th Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • Jul 13th Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • Jul 15th Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • Jul 22nd David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Jul 26th Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
  • Jul 30th Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • Aug 2nd Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Aug 5th Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • Aug 7th Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • Aug 12th John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
  • Aug 14th Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
  • Aug 16th Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
  • Aug 24th Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • Aug 25th Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • Sep 7th Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • Sep 29th Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Oct 1st Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • Oct 4th Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • Oct 5th Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • Oct 5th Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • Oct 7th Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
  • Oct 19th Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies

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Oct 25th Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Oct 26th Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
  • Oct 28th Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • Nov 8th Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • Nov 12th Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • Nov 13th Bobby Mcclure, US singer (Don't mess up a good thing), dies at 50)
  • Nov 13th Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
  • Nov 14th George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies
  • Nov 18th Dorothy Kirsten, US soprano, dies from stroke at 82