1990 – James Brown, currently serving a prison sentence, performs at Ft. Jackson, S.C., for American soldiers while on a four-day furlough. It’s the Hardest Working Man in Show Business’ first gig in two years.
1990 – The great reggae keyboardist and musical director of the seminal Studio One, Jackie Mittoo, dies of cancer.
1990 – Janet Jackson is the big winner at the first Chart Toppers Music Awards, taking home trophies in eight categories. Other multiple winners are New Kids on the Block, Randy Travis, Clint Black and Phil Collins.
1990 – Paula Abdul was taken to North Hollywood Medical Centre after being involved in a car crash in Los Angeles.
1990 – Stevie B’s “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” reaches No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100, a position it holds for four weeks. Chart Toppers ranks it the top song of
1990 – R&B singer Dee Clark, who in went to No. 2 with “Raindrops,” dies from a heart attack.
1990 – Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Aaron Copland, who composed “Fanfare for the Common Man,” and made further famous by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, dies in Westchester, N.Y., at age 90.