1993 in music
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This is a summary of significant events in music in 1993.
- 1 Events
- 2 Bands formed
- 3 Bands disbanded
- 4 Bands reformed
- 5 Albums released
- 6 Biggest hit singles
- 7 Top ten selling albums of the year
- 8 Top ten best albums of the Year
- 9 Classical music
- 10 Opera
- 11 Musical theater
- 12 Musical films
- 13 Births
- 14 Deaths
- 15 Awards
- 16 Charts
- 17 See also
- 18 References
- January 8 – The U.S. Postal Service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. The design was voted on in February 1992.
- January 9 - The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album becomes the first album in history, since the Nielsen SoundScan introduced a computerized sales monitoring system in May 199, to sell over 1 million copies in one week in the US.
- January 12 – Cream reunites for a performance at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles, USA. Other inductees include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ruth Brown, The Doors, Van Morrison, and Sly & The Family Stone.
- January 13 – Bobby Brown is arrested in Augusta, Georgia, USA for simulating a sex act onstage.
- January 31 - Michael Jackson plays the halftime show of Super Bowl XXVII. The performance is a ratings success and begins a trend of the NFL signing big-name acts to play at the Super Bowl in order to increase the spectacle and hype surrounding the game.
- February 10 – Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson during a US television prime time special. It becomes one of the most watched interviews in television history and is Jackson's first in fourteen years.
- February 14 – Harry Nilsson suffers a non-fatal heart attack.
- February 19 - Elton John is forced to end a concert in Melbourne, Australia a half hour early when a swarm of grasshoppers invades the stage.
- March 4 – Patti LaBelle receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, USA.
- March 6 – Whitney Houston's single "I Will Always Love You" posts its 14th week at number one in the USA, becoming the longest-running number one single of all time.
- March 22 – Depeche Mode becomes the first alternative British band to achieve the number one in U.S.A. on the Billboard 200, with the album Songs of Faith and Devotion.
- March 29 – Suede release their eponymous debut album.It enters the album chart at Number 1 in the UK,setting a new record for the fastest-selling debut album by a UK act in Britain.
- April 6-Yanni releases his ninth studio album and receives his second Grammy nomination
- April 12
- April 16 – Paul McCartney headlines a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, USA to celebrate "Earth Day". Other performers included Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley.
- April 17 – The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs marries screenwriter Jay Roach in Los Angeles, USA.
- April 21 – Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman marries designer Suzanne Accosta in France.
- April 22 - The Who's Tommy opens on Broadway.
- April 24 – Willie Nelson, John Cougar Mellencamp, Neil Young and more than 30 other artists perform at Farm Aid 6 in Ames, Iowa, USA.
- April 29 – An animated version of Barry White appears on an episode of the US television cartoon series, The Simpsons.
- May 31 – Oasis plays at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, UK supporting 18 Wheeler. Creation Records boss Alan McGee, who is in the audience, offers them their first recording contract after the show.
- June 1 – Janet Jackson's janet. debuts at No. 1 becoming the first to do so by a female artist in the Soundscan era. The album's first single "That's the Way Love Goes" began the sixth week of its two month run at number one.
- June 4 - Kurt Cobain is taken to jail after a domestic row with wife Courtney Love. No charges are filed.
- June 5 - Mariah Carey weds music executive Tommy Mottola in Manhattan.
- June 7
- On his 35th birthday, Prince announces that he is changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol. This led to him being called The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until 2000.
- the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is held in Cleveland with Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry and Billy Joel among those in attendance. The museum will open in 1995.
- July 7 - Singer Mia Zapata of punk band The Gits is found dead after being beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle. Her murder goes unsolved for a decade until DNA evidence leads to an arrest and conviction.
- July 17 – Guns N' Roses play the final gig on their Use Your Illusion Tour. This will be the last time the original band play together on stage.
- July 18 - At a Lollapalooza concert in Philadelphia, Rage Against the Machine uses their entire 14-minute performance time to protest their single "Killing in the Name" being banned from radio. With only guitar feedback for sound, the group appears on stage naked with the letters "PMRC" painted on their chests and electrical duct tape over their mouths.
- July 21 - Ilaiyaraaja becomes the first Asian composer to have a symphony performed by a major UK orchestra (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).
- August 5 - Singer Natalie Merchant announces on MTV that she is leaving 10,000 Maniacs after twelve years in the band.
- August 10
- August 24 – News breaks to the public that Michael Jackson is being investigated on allegations of child molestation.
- August 28 – Bruce Dickinson plays his final show with Iron Maiden (until his return in 1999) in London. The show is broadcast on British television, and later released on VHS and DVD.
- September 2 - Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard are charged with the August 25 murder of a 20-year old gang member in a drive-by shooting. They are cleared of the charges in 1996.
- September 14 - A civil lawsuit is filed against Michael Jackson by thirteen-year-old Jordan Chandler and his parents, accusing the singer of sexually abusing the boy over the course of their friendship.
- September 20 - Depeche Mode becomes among the earliest bands to go on the Internet to interact with fans, as the group holds a question-and-answer session on AOL. The event is marred by technical difficulties as many participants, including the band members themselves, have trouble logging on to the chat.
- October 1 - MTV Latin America is launched.
- October 17 – Savatage guitarist and co-founder Christopher Michael "Criss" Oliva killed in a car accident by a seven-time drunk driver.
- October 19 – Pearl Jam release their second album Vs., which sells 950 000 copies in one week.
- October 31 - Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta. The charges are later dropped.
- November 9 – Wu-Tang Clan releases their acclaimed album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and A Tribe Called Quest releases their acclaimed album Midnight Marauders.
- November 11 – Michael Jackson ends his Dangerous World Tour in Mexico City, Mexico.
- November 18 – Nirvana play their unplugged concert in New York for MTV.
- November 19 – Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder is arrested in New Orleans, USA on charges of public drunkenness after a bar room brawl.
- November 23 – Ace of Base releases their record breaking debut album for Warner Bros. The Sign, also known as Happy Nation, and Happy Nation U.S Version. The previous year they also release the smash hit All That She Wants.
- November 30 – A new opera house opens in Töölö, Helsinki, Finland.
- December 22 - Michael Jackson makes his first public statement regarding the child molestation allegations leveled against him. In a videotaped address, Jackson calls the accusations "totally false" and asks the public to "wait to hear the truth before you label or condemn me."
- December 31 - The twenty-second annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by Brooks & Dunn, Daryl Hall, Kiss, Joey Lawrence, SWV and Barry Manilow.
Also in 1993
- Anders Fridén quits Dark Tranquillity from his lead vocalist position. Then guitarist/vocalist, Mikael Stanne fills in Fridén's position while abandoning his guitarist position. The band hires Fredrik Johansson to fill the vacant guitar position.
- Rick Astley retires from the music industry at the age of 27 after selling 40 million records in a five-year period.
- Jesper Strömblad leaves Ceremonial Oath while Anders Fridén joins the band.
- New Order break up whilst on the tour for their album Republic, and apparently do not speak to each other for another 5 years.
- Christian rock label Tooth & Nail Records is formed.
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January – March
April – June
July – September
October – December
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Biggest hit singles
The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1993.
|1||Meat Loaf||I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)||1993||UK 1 – Oct 1993, US BB 1 of 1993, Holland 1 – Oct 1993, Austria 1 – Nov 1993, Switzerland 1 – Nov 1993, Norway 1 – Oct 1993, Germany 1 – Jan 1994, Éire 1 – Oct 1993, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks Sep 1993, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Dec 1993, Sweden 2 – Oct 1993, Poland 5 – Nov 1993, Australia 5 of 1993, France 10 – Sep 1993, US BB 15 of 1993, Europe 20 of the 1990s, Germany 28 of the 1990s, US CashBox 32 of 1994, POP 34 of 1993, Belgium 210 of all time, OzNet 375|
|2||UB40||I Can't Help Falling in Love With You||1993||UK 1 – May 1993, US BB 1 of 1993, US CashBox 1 of 1993, Holland 1 – May 1993, Sweden 1 – Jun 1993, Austria 1 – Jul 1993, New Zealand 1 for 11 weeks Jun 1993, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Oct 1993, Switzerland 2 – Jun 1993, Germany 2 – Jun 1993, Australia 3 of 1993, Norway 4 – Jun 1993, US BB 6 of 1993, POP 6 of 1993, France 10 – May 1993, Poland 12 – Aug 1993, Scrobulate 48 of reggae, Germany 85 of the 1990s, Italy 88 of 1993, OzNet 836|
|3||4 Non Blondes||What's Up?||1993||Holland 1 – Jul 1993, Sweden 1 – Aug 1993, Austria 1 – Aug 1993, Switzerland 1 – Jul 1993, Norway 1 – Jul 1993, Poland 1 – Jul 1993, Germany 1 – Jul 1993, Éire 1 – Jul 1993, UK 2 – Jun 1993, Italy 8 of 1993, Australia 10 of 1993, US BB 14 of 1993, Germany 17 of the 1990s, US BB 31 of 1993, Scrobulate 46 of 90s, US CashBox 50 of 1993, RYM 61 of 1993, Europe 62 of the 1990s, POP 67 of 1993, Belgium 209 of all time|
|4||Snow||Informer||1993||US BB 1 of 1993, Sweden 1 – Mar 1993, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1993, Norway 1 – Apr 1993, Germany 1 – Apr 1993, Éire 1 – Apr 1993, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks May 1993, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Sep 1993, UK 2 – Mar 1993, Holland 2 – Mar 1993, Austria 3 – May 1993, Australia 6 of 1993, US CashBox 9 of 1993, US BB 13 of 1993, POP 51 of 1993, Germany 52 of the 1990s, Italy 68 of 1993|
|5||Haddaway||What is Love?||1993||US BB 1 of 1993, Holland 1 – Apr 1993, France 1 – Apr 1993, Austria 1 – May 1993, Switzerland 1 – Apr 1993, Norway 1 – Apr 1993, Éire 1 – Jul 1993, POP 1 of 1993, UK 2 – Jun 1993, Sweden 2 – Mar 1993, Germany 2 – Mar 1993, Scrobulate 4 of 90s, Italy 5 of 1993, Germany 10 of the 1990s, US BB 11 of 1993, RYM 154 of 1993|
Top ten selling albums of the year
- The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album – Whitney Houston
- Breathless – Kenny G
- Unplugged- Eric Clapton
- janet. – Janet Jackson
- Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus
- The Chronic – Dr. Dre
- Pocket Full Of Kryptonite – Spin Doctors
- Ten – Pearl Jam
- The Chase – Garth Brooks
- Core – Stone Temple Pilots
Top ten best albums of the Year
All albums have been named albums of the year for their hits in the charts.
- Nirvana – In Utero
- The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
- Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
- Pearl Jam – Vs.
- Counting Crows – August And Everything After
- Björk – Debut
- Blur – Modern Life is Rubbish
- Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
- Suede – Suede
- Slowdive – Souvlaki
- John Adams – Violin Concerto
- Luciano Berio – Rage and Outrage
- Pierre Boulez – ...explosante-fixe... (fourth version)
- Alvin Curran – VSTO (string quartet)
- Michael Daugherty – Bizarro
- Mario Davidovsky – Shulamit's Dream for soprano and orchestra
- David Diamond – Symphony No. 11
- Joël-François Durand – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
- Ivan Fedele - Piano Concerto
- Lorenzo Ferrero
- Introito (from "Requiem per le vittime della mafia")
- Maschere (incidental music)
- Frederik Magle – Symphony for organ No.2, Let the be light
- Krzysztof Penderecki – Polish Requiem (revised version)
- Harold Schiffmann – Sestetto Concertato
- Karlheinz Stockhausen – Helikopter-Streichquartett
- Takashi Yoshimatsu – Concerto for Trombone, Op. 55, Orion Machine
- Daron Hagen – Shining Brow
- Theo Loevendie – Gassir, the Hero
- Michael Nyman – Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs
- Randolph Peters – Nosferatu
- Karlheinz Stockhausen – Dienstag aus Licht (May 28, Leipzig Opera)
- Hugo Weisgall – Esther (October, New York City Opera)
- Annie Warbucks off-Broadway production
- Blood Brothers (Willy Russell) – Broadway production
- Cyrano: The Musical Broadway production
- The Goodbye Girl Broadway production
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Broadway revival
- Kiss of the Spider Woman Broadway production
- My Fair Lady (Lerner & Loewe) – Broadway revival
- She Loves Me Broadway revival
- Funes, a Great Love (Funes, un gran amor)
- Gypsy, starring Bette Midler
- Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King
- Swing Kids
- Zero Patience
- January 12- Zayn Malik, British singer of the band One Direction
- March 15 - Alyssa Reid, singer-songwriter
- April 25 - Shiloh, singer
- June 26 - Ariana Grande, singer
- July 28 - Cher Lloyd, rapper
- August 29- Liam Payne, British singer of the band One Direction
- September 7 – Mohamed Ali, singer
- September 13 - Niall Horan, Irish singer of One Direction
- October 4 – Mina, singer
- November 24 – Ivi Adamou, singer
- December 7 - Jasmine Villegas, singer
- January 6
- January 15 – Sammy Cahn, songwriter, 79
- February 3 – Karel Goeyvaerts, composer, 69
- February 25 - Toy Caldwell, guitarist (The Marshall Tucker Band), 45
- February 26 – Pina Carmirelli, violinist, founder member of the Boccherini Quintet, 78
- March 3 – Carlos Montoya, guitarist, 89
- March 31 – Mitchell Parish, 92, US lyric writer
- April 19 - Steve Douglas, saxophonist, 54
- April 23 – Daniel Jones, composer, 80
- April 30 – Mick Ronson, guitarist, 46 (liver cancer)
- May 22 – Juice Wilson, jazz violinist, 89
- May 30 – Sun Ra, jazz composer, 79
- June 5 – Conway Twitty (real name: Harold Jenkins) country rock singer, 59
- June 9 - Arthur Alexander, country soul singer, 53
- June 13 - John Campbell, blues guitarist, 41 (heart failure)
- June 28 - GG Allin, punk singer, 36 (heroin overdose)
- July 7 – Mia Zapata (The Gits), 27 (murdered)
- July 14 – Léo Ferré, French singer, songwriter and composer, 76
- July 19 – Szymon Goldberg, Polish-born American violinist and conductor, 84
- July 21 - Richard Tee, pianist and singer, 49 (prostate cancer)
- August 5 – Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, 84
- August 7 – Roy Budd, jazz pianist and film composer, 46 (brain haemorrhage)
- August 10 – Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, black metal guitarist of Mayhem fame, 25 (murdered)
- August 17 - Phil Seymour, drummer, guitarist and singer, 41 (cancer)
- August 21 - Tatiana Troyanos, operatic mezzo-soprano, 54 (breast cancer)
- August 25 - Janna Allen, songwriter, 36 (leukemia)
- August 26 - Rockin' Dopsie, zydeco accordionist and singer, 61
- September 9 – Helen O'Connell, singer, actress and dancer, 73
- September 22 – Maurice Abravanel, conductor, 90
- October 23 – Elena Nicolai, opera singer, 88
- October 31 – River Phoenix, actor and singer of Aleka's Attic, 23 (drug overdose)
- November 3 – Léon Theremin, inventor of the Theremin musical instrument, 97
- November 6 – Torsten Fenslau, (Culture Beat), 29 (car accident)
- November 7 - Adelaide Hall, jazz singer, actress, entertainer, 92
- November 11 - Erskine Hawkins, trumpet player and bandleader, 79
- November 22 – Anthony Burgess, composer and polymath best known as a novelist, 76
- November 24 - Albert Collins, blues guitarist and singer, 61 (cancer)
- November 26 – César Guerra-Peixe, violinist and composer, 79
- November 30 – David Houston, singer 57
- December 1 – Ray Gillen, former vocalist of Black Sabbath and Badlands, 34 (AIDS-related)
- December 4 – Frank Zappa, "Mothers of Invention" musician/composer, 52 (prostate cancer)
- December 5 – Doug Hopkins, guitarist and songwriter for Gin Blossoms, 32 (suicide)
- December 12 – Joan Cross, operatic soprano, 93
- December 19 - Michael Clarke, drummer (The Byrds), 47
- The following artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, The Grateful Dead, Elton John, John Lennon, Bob Marley and Rod Stewart
- Kumar Sanu – Filmfare Best Male Playback Award
- Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun win the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award
Country Music Association Awards
Eurovision Song Contest
Japan Record Awards
Mercury Music Prize
Glenn Gould Prize
Triple J Hottest 100
- Main article: Triple J Hottest 100, 1993
- "The Elvis Stamp: America elects a King". Postalmuseum.si.edu. Archived from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
- Cream: Classic Artists (DVD). Emperor Media Holdings. 2005.
- CBS Business Library, retrieved January 7, 2012
- All Michael Jackson – Oprah interview
- Harry Nilsson
- Celebrity Wonder – Lisa Bonet
- Daily Telegraph
- "Whacking Day". The Simpsons. Season 4. Episode 20. April 29, 1993.
- "Best albums of 1993". besteveralbums. 2005. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
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