1993 – Mitchell Parish, who wrote the lyrics to “Volare” and “Stardust,” dies.
1993 – “A Whole New World” from the Disney animated film “Aladdin” wins an Academy Award for best song. It is performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. The previous year’s winner was the theme from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” which was also performed by Bryson, this time in a duet with Celine Dion. […]
1993 – Buddy Red Bow, a Lakota country and western singer whose songs were popular in Indian country, dies in Rapid City, S.D., at age 44. Red Bow recorded three albums and many singles, and his best-known songs included “Indian Love Song” and “Run Indian Run.” As an actor, he appeared in such films as […]
1993 – Clifford Jordan dies of cancer in Manhattan at age 61. Jordan was a jazz saxophonist and big-band leader known for his improvisations and his light, floating approach. He recorded more than 35 albums.
1993 – Hot Chocolate went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Their Greatest Hits’ album.
1993 – Drummer Jeff Ward of the industrial rock band Low Pop Suicide is found dead at his home in Chicago. The 30-year-old drummer is believed to have committed suicide. Ward had also worked with the bands Lard, Revolting Cocks, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails.
1993 – Lenny Kravitz : Are You Gonna Go My Way : UK LP is number one on the charts.
1993 – Oasis played at the Le Bateau, Liverpool, England in front of 20 people.
1993 – Michael Jackson is named Humanitarian of the Year at the Soul Train Music Awards.
1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He was the first Black singer to achieve lasting success in mainstream pop.
1993 – Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown have a child. They name the girl Bobbi Kristina.
1993 – Patti LaBelle receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.