1993 in Music

Events in Music

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  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 6 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

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Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 10 "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • Jan 10 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Jan 21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder

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Jan 25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Feb 25 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 28 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Mar 4 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 8 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • Mar 9 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win
  • Mar 14 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 25 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 30 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 5 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Apr 13 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 18 "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances

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Apr 18 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Apr 21 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 performances
  • Apr 22 "Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 23 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 25 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
  • Apr 26 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • Apr 28 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • May 2 "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 performances
  • May 2 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • May 2 "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 2 "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 3 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • May 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • May 9 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • May 9 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 11 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • May 15 38th Eurovision Song Contest: Niamh Kavanagh for Ireland wins singing "In Your Eyes" in Millstreet
  • May 16 "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 16 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 performances
  • May 24 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • Jun 7 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances
  • Jun 21 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances

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Jun 22 Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

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Jul 12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

  • Jul 31 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
  • Aug 1 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Aug 1 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Aug 7 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Aug 15 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Aug 22 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Sep 1 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 5 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances
  • Sep 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
  • Sep 29 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
  • Oct 3 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Oct 7 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • Oct 7 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • Oct 12 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Oct 21 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Oct 24 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 31 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances

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Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Nov 4 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

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Nov 4 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Nov 9 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Nov 10 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances
  • Nov 14 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Nov 14 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Nov 16 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 17 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Nov 18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • Nov 21 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 performances

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Nov 21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 22 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
  • Nov 23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances
  • Nov 28 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Nov 28 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 29 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Dec 2 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
  • Dec 5 "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 12 Zayn Malik, Bradford West Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)
  • May 10 Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
  • May 14 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer

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Jun 26 Ariana Grande, American singer (Problem, The Way), born in Boca Raton, Florida

  • Jun 29 George Sampson, English dancer
  • Aug 3 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
  • Aug 29 Liam Payne, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, British pop singer (One Direction)
  • Sep 1 Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
  • Sep 13 Niall Horan, Mullingar County Westmeath, Irish Pop singer (One Direction)
  • Nov 4 Jonathan Ric Ocasek, son of rocker Ric & model Paulina Porizkova
  • Nov 15 Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer
  • Nov 30 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer
  • Dec 8 AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer
  • Dec 11 Gina Miele, American singer and actress

Weddings in Music

  • Apr 17 "The Bangles" lead singer Susanna Hoffs (34) weds "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach (35)
  • Apr 21 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • Aug 21 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 11 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Sep 16 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
  • Dec 30 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 6 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 23 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
  • Feb 3 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • Feb 14 Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Feb 15 George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
  • Feb 25 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • Feb 25 Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
  • Feb 28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • Mar 3 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 4 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • Mar 7 Arnold Franchetti, Ital/US composer, dies
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 8 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
  • Mar 9 Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
  • Mar 11 Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
  • Mar 12 June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 15 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • Mar 19 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • Mar 22 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • Mar 27 Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 31 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)
  • Apr 4 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
  • Apr 8 Marian Anderson, US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96
  • Apr 29 Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies at 46
  • May 7 Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 8 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • May 16 Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
  • May 22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100
  • May 26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • May 30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jun 9 Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • Jun 21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (b. 1928)
  • Jun 28 GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
  • Jun 29 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • Jul 7 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
  • Jul 19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jul 31 Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29
  • Aug 4 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • Aug 7 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • Aug 10 Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian musician (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
  • Aug 26 Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
  • Sep 5 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue), dies of AIDS at 30)
  • Sep 9 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • Sep 11 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • Sep 12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 15 Frits Noske, musicologist (Tie Musikwerk), dies at 72
  • Sep 19 Bruce Ferden, US conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • Sep 24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • Sep 28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 6 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • Oct 8 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • Oct 10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • Oct 11 Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • Oct 15 Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
  • Oct 17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • Nov 3 Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97
  • Nov 7 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • Nov 9 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • Nov 11 Erskine Hawkins, US trumpeter/composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • Nov 16 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • Nov 23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • Nov 27 Jerry Hunt, American composer, commits suicide at 49
  • Nov 28 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • Nov 30 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57
  • Dec 4 Frank V Zappa, US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52
  • Dec 5 Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32

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Dec 14 Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • Dec 18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
  • Dec 30 Mack David, US songwriter (Bachelor in Paradise), dies at 81