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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1990

Musical Events Making the News in 1990


Tuesday 23rd January 1990
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins died.
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Tuesday 24th April 1990
The road crew for Roger Waters discovers an unexploded World War II era bomb while constructing the set for "The Wall" concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany.
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Wednesday 25th April 1990
The Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix used to perform the "Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock is auctioned off in London for a then-record $295,000.
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Friday 4th May 1990
Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
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Tuesday 5th June 1990
Richard Sohl, keyboard player with the Patti Smith group died.

 
Monday 13th August 1990
Singer Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed after a tower fell on him before a concert in Brooklyn, New York.

 
Friday 24th August 1990
Sinead O'Connor refuses to perform if the United States National Anthem is played before her show at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Homdel, New Jersey.

 
Monday 27th August 1990
Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan dies in a plane crash.

 
Sunday 14th October 1990
Leonard Bernstein dies.

 
Monday 12th November 1990
Rolling Stone Ron Wood is injured when he is struck by a car near London.

 
Thursday 15th November 1990
Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian publicily admits that Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus never sang a note on the Milli Vanilli album. The duo eventually return their Best New Artist Grammy.
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Saturday 17th November 1990
David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles.
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Sunday 18th November 1990
Paul McCartney's birth certificate goes for $18,000 in an auction.

 
Wednesday 21st November 1990
Mick Jagger marries his girlfriend of 10 years, model Jerry Hall, on the island of Bali.

 
Friday 23rd November 1990
MTV bans Madonna's "Justify My Love" video.

 

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