1992 – touring Australia and New Zealand for the first and only time Nirvana appeared at the The Barton Theater in Adelaide.
1992 – At the age 76, rhythm and blues trailblazer Willie Dixon dies in Burbank, Calif., of heart failure. The former boxer wrote more R&B and early rock classics than any other blues artist, including such songs as “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Little Red Rooster” and “Back Door Man.”
1992 – Nirvana played their first ever show in Australia at the Phoenician Club in Sydney. Also on the bill, Tumbleweed and The Meanies.
1992 – Greg McPherson, a music professor at the University of Massachusetts, files a $21 million lawsuit against New Kids on the Block manager Maurice Starr saying he wasn’t paid for his work on the group’s “Hangin’ Tough Live” album. McPherson also charges that the New Kids only sang 20 percent of their own vocals […]
1992 – Composer Ken Darby dies of heart problems in Sherman Oaks, Calif., at age 82. He adapted music for such films a “The King and I” and “Camelot,” winning three Academy Awards. He also wrote the Elvis Presley hit “Love Me Tender.”
1992 – Mariah Carey’s stepfather went to court seeking damages, claiming that he had paid for her Manhattan apartment, a car and dental work in her early years on the understanding that she would repay him when she became successful.
1992 – Billy Idol pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges after an incident outside a West Hollywood restaurant. He was fined $2,700 (£1,588) and ordered to appear in a series of anti-drug commercials.
1992 – Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV.
1992 – Elton John’s bassist Dee Murray dies of cancer in Nashville.