1992 in Music

Events in Music

Events 1 - 100 of 114

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 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 29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
  • May 2 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 performances

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May 5 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

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

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

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

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Jun 24 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 25 "Les Miserables" opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague
  • Jun 28 "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Jun 28 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California
  • Jun 29 "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Jul 4 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
  • Jul 9 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Jul 19 "Price" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 47 performances
  • Jul 19 Ballet dancer Peter Martins charged with beating his wife
  • Jul 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 29 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Aug 1 "Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Aug 2 "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 performances
  • Aug 9 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
  • Aug 18 "Real Inspector Hound" opens at Criterion NYC for 61 performances
  • Aug 26 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Aug 30 "2 Trains Running" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 160 performances
  • Aug 30 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 229 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 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 4 "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Oct 4 "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Oct 18 "Oba Oba '93" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Oct 21 Madonna's book "Sex" goes on sale
  • Oct 25 "Dancing at Lughnasa" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 421 performances
  • Oct 25 "Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 5 "Show Off" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Birthdays in Music

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress/Singer
Miley Cyrus
  • Dec 14 Tori Kelly, American singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 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 22 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
  • Apr 11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 114

  • Jan 1 Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • Jan 1 Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
  • Jan 3 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Jan 3 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Jan 12 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • Jan 15 Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
  • Jan 17 Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
  • Jan 21 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
  • Jan 25 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • Jan 28 Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
  • Jan 29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • Feb 15 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), dies at 81
  • Feb 21 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
  • Feb 21 Jane Pickens Langley Hoving, singer, dies at 83
  • Feb 28 La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
  • Mar 4 Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • Mar 8 Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
  • Mar 10 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • Mar 13 Clarence Wright, singer, dies at 84
  • Mar 20 Frank Westbrook, dancer/choreographer, dies at 82
  • Mar 20 Georges Delerue, French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
  • Mar 21 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (b. 1930)
  • Mar 28 Josef Matej, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 1 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Apr 2 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, singer/actress (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 19 Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 25 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 28 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • May 1 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • May 2 Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2 Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
  • May 3 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

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

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • May 10 Joan Merrill, vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • May 10 Sylvia Sims, singer (Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 10 Sylvia Sims [Blagman], American jazz singer dies aged 74
  • May 13 Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58
  • May 16 Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
  • May 17 Lawrence Welk, conductor/accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • May 17 Leonardo del Ferro, [Keyser], US epic tenor, dies
  • May 19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • May 23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
  • May 27 Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
  • May 29 Peter John "Ollie" Halsall, guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • May 30 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 8 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 9 Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • Jun 10 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • Jun 21 Thomas Whitfield, gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
  • Jun 24 Tom Alexander, model/actor (Kurt-Forbidden Dance), dies of AIDs
  • Jun 24 Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29
  • Jun 27 Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Jun 27 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • Jun 30 Jim Alaimo, vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53
  • Jul 2 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • Jul 2 Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
  • Jul 4 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Joe Newman, US jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • Jul 5 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • Jul 13 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
  • Jul 22 David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
  • Jul 26 Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
  • Jul 29 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • Jul 30 Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
  • Aug 2 Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Aug 5 Jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • Aug 7 Titti Sotto, Cuban composer (La Esquina Habanera), dies
  • Aug 12 John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
  • Aug 14 Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Jackie Edwards, Jamaican songwriter (Keep On Running), dies at 53 or 54
  • Aug 16 Mark Heard, Christian musician, dies at 41 of a heart attack
  • Aug 24 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • Aug 25 Alma Graciela Haro Esmerelda, singer, dies of diabetes at 65
  • Sep 7 Indra Kamadjojo, [Broekveld], Indon/Dutch dancer (Stille Kracht), dies
  • Sep 29 Paul Jabara, singer/actor (Last Dance), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Oct 1 Harry Milton Ray, singer/actor (Avanti!), dies of stroke at 45
  • Oct 4 Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • Oct 5 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • Oct 5 Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • Oct 7 Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
  • Oct 19 Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Oct 26 Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
  • Oct 28 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • Nov 8 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • Nov 12 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81