Year 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 "Superwoman" single released by Karyn White (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • Jan 8 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances

Music Awards in 1989

  • Jan 30 16th American Music Awards: Randy Travis and George Michael win
  • Feb 22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin; "Faith"by George Michael; and Tracy Chapman win
  • Apr 10 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, and K.T. Oslin win
  • Apr 12 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win
  • May 6 34th Eurovision Song Contest: Riva for Yugoslavia wins singing "Rock Me" in Lausanne
  • Jun 5 23rd Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Randy Travis win
  • Sep 6 6th MTV Video Music Awards: Living Colour wins
  • Oct 9 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea win

Musicians Married in 1989

  • Feb 14 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland
  • Feb 17 Whitesnake's singer David Coverdale (37) weds American actress Tawny Kitaen (27); divorced 1991
  • Apr 29 Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas

Musicians Divorces in 1989

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