Events in Music in 1990

  • Jan 10 "Les Miserables" opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • Jan 17 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • Jan 17 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters & The Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Jan 22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Feb 6 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 9 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 21 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
  • Feb 25 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 10 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)

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Mar 14 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win

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Mar 20 Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident

  • Mar 21 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 performances
  • Mar 22 "Grapes of Wrath" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 25 "Lettice & Lovage" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 284 performances
  • Apr 1 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
  • Apr 4 Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident
  • Apr 8 "Aspects of Love" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 377 performances
  • Apr 9 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)

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Apr 12 James Brown moves to a work-release center after serving 15 months

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Apr 16 "Piano Lesson" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 22 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Apr 25 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
  • Apr 26 "Accomplice" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Apr 28 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances
  • Apr 29 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • May 1 "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • May 2 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • May 5 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • May 10 "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 performances

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May 12 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • May 13 "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 15 "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • May 20 "Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • Jun 1 "Cemetery Club" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Jun 4 24th Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Patty Loveless
  • Jun 6 2nd International Rock Awards

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Jun 7 Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jun 9 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
  • Jun 10 "Accomplice" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Jun 10 "Meet Me in St Louis" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 253 performances
  • Jun 10 Rap group 2 Live crew members arrested in Fla for obscenity

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Jun 11 UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

  • Jun 13 "Les Miserables" opens at S Alberta Jubilee Centre, Calgary
  • Jun 17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • Jun 17 "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 performances

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Jun 22 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Jul 4 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address
  • Jul 12 "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington
  • Jul 21 Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood
  • Jul 25 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
  • Aug 1 "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 performances
  • Aug 3 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • Sep 1 "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 621 performances
  • Sep 1 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 performances
  • Sep 2 "Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Sep 6 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
  • Sep 7 "Street Scene" opens at NY State Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • Sep 12 "Les Miserables," opens at Cirkus Theater, Stockholm
  • Sep 27 Dee Dee Ramone arrested on marijuana possession

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Sep 28 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Sep 29 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • Sep 29 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • Oct 2 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" opens at Golden NYC for 30 performances
  • Oct 3 Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records
  • Oct 4 "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Oct 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Oct 11 "Miser" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • Oct 16 "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performances

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Oct 17 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Oct 17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, NY & His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

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Oct 17 Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

  • Oct 18 "Once on this Island" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 469 performances
  • Oct 25 "Les Miserables" opens again at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Oct 27 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 performances
  • Nov 1 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
  • Nov 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • Nov 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • Nov 11 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • Nov 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • Nov 19 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 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win
  • Nov 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Dec 13 "Peter Pan" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances

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Dec 14 Louis Jordan's revue "Five Guys Named Moe" premieres in London

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • Dec 23 "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances
  • Dec 30 "Miser" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 93 performances