1990 – The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announces their newest inductees: The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner.
1990 – Musician and bandleader Xavier Cugat dies of heart failure in Barcelona, Spain. He is 90.
1990 – Jazz drummer Art Blakey dies in New York City. Age 71.
1990 – Leonard Bernstein dies in New York at age 72. The composer and conductor had announced his retirement less than a week earlier. He wins his first Grammy Awards for the 1961 albums “Humor in Music” and “Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf.” He goes on to win 11 more Grammys and in 1985 is […]
1990 – George Michael went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Praying For Time’, his 6th US solo No.1.
1990 – Great English band the Stone Roses discover their former record company is planning on suing them for libel after they decorate Silvertone’s Wolverhampton offices with flung paint. The group also dumped a bucket of white paint over label boss Gary Birch, his girlfriend, and their Mercedes.
1990 – Bob Dylan plays the U.S. Army academy West Point in upstate New York, breaking out his old chestnut “Masters of War.” Hey, we didn’t book him.
1990 – drummer Dave Grohl played his first gig with Nirvana when they appeared at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia.
1990 – Two separate lawsuits are combined on appeal against CBS Records and Ozzy Osbourne by the parents of 17 year old Harold Hamilton and 16 year old Michael Waller, both of whom are alleged to have committed suicide after listening to Osbourne’s “Suicide Solution”. The Supreme Court would refuse to reinstate the case. A […]
1990 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., record store owner Charles Freeman is convicted by an allwhite jury for selling a 2 Live Crew rap album that had been ruled obscene by a federal judge. He is later fined $1,000.