1991 – Guns N’ Roses play a New Year’s Eve show at the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.
1991 – Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa have a daughter, Jessica Rae Springfield. It is the couple’s second child.
1991 – Rush, featuring the big screen debut of Gregg Allman as a villainous drug dealer, opens nationwide. Leonard Maltin calls the flick “unconvincing.” Eric Clapton contributes the soundtrack.
1991 – Chubby Checker filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s in Canada seeking $14million for it’s alleged use of an imitation of his voice. The song ‘The Twist’ had been used on a French fries commercial.
1991 – A Jamaican Supreme Court tries to resolve the legal mess that Bob Marley’s estate is in by ruling that his assets can be sold to his wife and children for $11.5 million – even though the price is lower than that offered by the MCA label. Ziggy Marley also becomes a dad today. […]
1991 – Guns N’ Roses play the first of three standing room only concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
1991 – Jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton dies of natural causes in Manhattan at age 80.
1991 – Van Halen perform a free concert in Dallas to make up for a show back in 1988 when singer Sammy Hagar lost his voice mid-set.
1991 – Paula Abdul is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in rock history!
1991 – A fight breaks out between the road crews of several rap acts and as many as two dozen police at the Emerald City nightclub in East St. Louis, Ill. Newspapers report that the fight starts when someone assaults a roadie for the group Naughty by Nature with a beer bottle.