1993 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 24 of 24

Jan 6th - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
Jan 21st - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
Jan 25th - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
Feb 10th - "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
Feb 24th - 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins
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 19th - Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
Apr 23rd - Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC
Apr 25th - "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
May 11th - 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
May 24th - Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
Jun 7th - 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
Jun 26th - Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed
Jul 12th - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London
Jul 31st - Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
Sep 2nd - 10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
Sep 29th - 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
Oct 31st - Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault
Rap Musician and Actor Tupac ShakurRap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Nov 18th - Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
Nov 21st - "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 perfs
Dec 2nd - A Websters musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
Dec 8th - 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win
Dec 15th - John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

Mar 4th - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown
May 10th - Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
May 14th - Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer
Jun 29th - George Sampson, English dancer
Aug 3rd - Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
Sep 1st - Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
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

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 76 of 76

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 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 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 - Herman S Blount, Sun Ra, US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
May 30th - Sun Ra, blues pianist/orchestra leader, dies of strokes 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 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, Austria/US conductor/author (Cadenza), 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 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 (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
Actress Myrna LoyActress Myrna Loy (Dec 14th)
Dec 14th - Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88
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


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