1990 – Elton John checks into a suburban Chicago clinic to cure bulimia and an addiction problem.
1990 – Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland dies of a drug overdose in Lafayette, Calif., at age 38. Mydland had replaced keyboardist Keith Godchaux – who died in 1979 – who in turn had replaced Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – who died in 1973.
1990 – To the Boss, a son. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa become the proud parents of Evan James.
1990 – Comic Roseanne Barr is booed off the field after she screeches a crotch-grabbing rendition of the national anthem at a Padres baseball game in San Diego. President Bush calls the performance “disgusting.”
1990 – The case against Judas Priest opens in Reno, Nev. The band members are accused of planting subliminal messages in their album Stained Class that led two young fans to attempt suicide. The group is later cleared of wrongdoing.
1990 – Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters stages a production of his rock opera, The Wall, in Berlin
1990 – Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters stages a production of his rock opera, The Wall, in Berlin. Among the performers taking part in the benefit are Sinead O’Connor, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams and Phil Collins. On pay-per-view you could watch Roger Waters’ production of The Wall. The concert at the Berlin Wall featured […]
1990 – The BBC issues an apology after one of its radio stations broadcasts a profanity-laden Madonna live performance.
1990 – Singer and bandleader Bobby Day dies of cancer at the age of 60. His recordings included “Rockin’ Robin” and “Little Bitty Pretty One.”
1990 – After complaining of an inflamed finger at a Glasgow, Scotland, concert, Keith Richards discovers the digit has gone septic. The Stones cancel their subsequent tour dates for the week, marking the first time the band has pulled out of a show due to illness.
1990 – The rap group 2 Live Crew releases the single “Banned in the U.S.A.” with the blessing of “Born in the U.S.A.” creator Bruce Springsteen. The song, which racks up 2 million advance orders, is in part a response to anti-obscenity groups that have targeted the rappers.
1990 – 2 Live Crew release their “Banned in the U.S.A.” single. Bruce Springsteen approved the sample of his “Born in the U.S.A.”