1993 in Music

Events in Music

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

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Jan 8th Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

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

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Jan 25th 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 31st "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Feb 10th "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24th 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 25th "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 28th "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Mar 4th "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 8th Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • Mar 9th 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win
  • Mar 14th "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14th "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14th "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 18th "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 19th Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 25th "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 30th "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 5th Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Apr 13th "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 18th "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances

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

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 11th 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 15th 38th Eurovision Song Contest: Niamh Kavanagh for Ireland wins singing "In Your Eyes" in Millstreet
  • May 16th "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 16th "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 performances
  • May 24th Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • Jun 5th "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 7th 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • Jun 7th Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Jun 10th "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jun 13th "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances
  • Jun 21st "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances

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Jun 22nd 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 27th "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • Jun 30th "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

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

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

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Oct 31st Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

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

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

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

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

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

Birthdays in Music

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

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

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

Weddings in Music

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27th 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 28th 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 19th Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • Aug 21st Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 11th 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 16th Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)
  • Dec 30th Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)

Deaths in Music

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

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

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