Samiksha Jaiswal

1993 in music

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1993 in music

This is a summary of significant events in music in 1993.

Contents

January–February

  • 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 1992, 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–April

  • 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
  • Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from Lenny Kravitz, after a two-year separation.
  • The Grateful Dead sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the San Francisco Giants' home opener at Candlestick Park.
  • 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–June

  • 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–August

  • 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
  • Mayhem guitarist Euronymous is stabbed to death by fellow band member Varg Vikernes in Oslo, Norway, causing the temporary end of Mayhem.
  • Billy Joel releases River of Dreams, his final studio album before quitting music.
  • 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–October

  • 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.
  • September 25 - Madonna starts The Girlie Show World Tour in London, England. And visit some countries for the very first time like Brazil, Argentina, Israel, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Australia.
  • 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–December

  • 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. Madonna also ended her tour in Tokyo, Japan.
  • November 23 – Ace of Base releases their debut album for Arista The Sign, also known as Happy Nation, and Happy Nation U.S Version.
  • November 29 – Autechre's debut album "Incunabula" is released on Warp Records
  • 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.
  • Keiko Abe becomes the first woman to be inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.
  • Bands formed

  • See Musical groups established in 1993
  • Bands disbanded

  • See Musical groups disestablished in 1993
  • Bands reformed

  • Big Star
  • Luv'
  • Steely Dan
  • The Seekers
  • Biggest hit singles

    The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1993.

    Top hits

  • "7" - Prince (US #7)
  • "Again" – Janet Jackson (US #1, CAN #2)
  • "Ain't It Fun" - Guns N' Roses (#5 SWE, #9 UK)
  • "All for Love" – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting (#1 AUS, AUT, CAN, DEN, FIN, GER, IRL, IT, JAP, SWE, SWI, US)
  • "All That She Wants" – Ace of Base (#1 AUS, AUT, BE, CAN, DEN, GER, IT, SP, SWI, UK)
  • "Almost Unreal" - Roxette (#6 NOR, #7 UK, #8 SWE)
  • "Alright" – Kris Kross featuring Super Cat (#8 NZ)
  • "Angel" – Jon Secada (#1 US Latin)
  • "Animal Nitrate" - Suede (#7 UK)
  • "Anniversary" – Tony! Toni! Toné! (#10 US)
  • "Another Sad Love Song" – Toni Braxton (#7 US)
  • "Anything – Culture Beat (#3 AUT, IRL, #4 FR, GER, NLD, SP)
  • "Are You Gonna Go My Way" - Lenny Kravitz (#1 AUS, #2 NZ, #4 FR, UK)
  • "Babe" - Take That (#1 UK, IRL)
  • "Bad Boys" – Inner Circle (#1 FIN, NOR, #2 SWE, #8 US)
  • "Bad Girl" – Madonna (#3 IT, #10 UK)
  • "Bed of Roses" – Bon Jovi (#9 NLD, SWI, #10 US, AUS)
  • "Big Gun" - AC/DC (#5 SWI, #8 NOR)
  • "Boom Shack-A-Lak" - Apache Indian (#5 UK)
  • "Boom! Shake the Room" – Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince (#1 AUS, IRL, SP, UK)
  • "Both Sides of the Story" – Phil Collins (#2 CAN, #3 IT, #7 BE, UK)
  • "Break It Down Again" – Tears for Fears (#4 CAN, #7 IT)
  • "Breathe Again" – Toni Braxton (#2 AUS, NZ, UK, #3 US)
  • "Bye Bye Baby" - Madonna (#7 IT)
  • "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" - Us3 (#9 US)
  • "Can You forgive Her?" – Pet Shop Boys (#2 FIN, FR, #7 UK)
  • "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" – Taylor Dayne (#2 AUS, #6 JAP)
  • "Can't Help Falling in Love" - UB40
  • "Cat's in the Cradle" – Ugly Kid Joe (#1 AUS, #2 NOR, #4 NZ, SWE)
  • "Come Baby Come" – K7 (#3 IRL, UK)
  • "Come Undone" – Duran Duran (#1 ISR, #2 CAN, #6 IT, #7 US)
  • "Condemnation" - Depeche Mode (#3 SWE, #5 FIN, #9 SP, UK)
  • "Cose della vita" - Eros Ramazzotti (#1 BE, #3 SP, #4 IT)
  • "Creep" – Radiohead (#3 NOR, #6 AUS, #7 UK)
  • "Cryin'" – Aerosmith (#1 NOR, POL, #3 SWE)
  • "The Crying Game" – Boy George (#1 CAN)
  • "Darla dirladada" – G.O. Culture (#1 FR)
  • "Deep" - East 17 (#5 UK, JAP, #6 SWE, #7 AUS, IRL)
  • "Deeper and Deeper" – Madonna (#1 ITA, #2 CAN, #6 UK, IRE, #7 US)
  • "Don't Walk Away" – Jade (#4 US, #7 UK)
  • "Do You See the Light (Looking For)" - Snap! (#1 FIN, #4 BE, #8 AUT, #9 IRL, NLD)
  • "Dre Day" – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (#8 US)
  • "Dreamlover" - Mariah Carey (#1 US, CAN)
  • "Dreams" – Gabrielle (#1 UK, #2 AUS, IRL, #5 IT, SWE)
  • "Easy - Faith No More (#1 AUS, #2 NOR, #3 BE, FIN, UK)
  • "Everybody Hurts" – R.E.M. (#3 FR, #6 AUS, IRL, #7 UK)
  • "Exterminate!" - Snap! (#1 FIN, SP, #2 IRL, SWI, UK)
  • "Faces" - 2 Unlimited (#2 NLD, #3 BE, #4 SP)
  • "Feels Like Heaven" - Urban Cookie Collective (#5 UK, #10 AUS)
  • "Fever" – Madonna (#1 FIN, #6 IRL, UK)
  • "For Whom the Bell Tolls - Bee Gees (#1 BRA, #4 UK, #6 IRL)
  • "Freak Me" – Silk (#1 US, #3 AUS)
  • "Gangsta Lean" – D.R.S. (#1 NZ, #4 US)
  • "Get-A-Way" - Maxx (#3 AUT, NLD, SWE, #4 DEN, UK)
  • "Getto Jam" – Domino
  • "Girl, I've Been Hurt" – Snow
  • "Girl U For Me" – Silk
  • "Give In to Me" – Michael Jackson feat. Slash
  • "Give It Up" - Cut 'N' Move
  • "Go On Move" - Reel 2 Real
  • "Go West" – Pet Shop Boys
  • "Got to Get It – Culture Beat
  • "Hat 2 da Back" – TLC
  • "Have I Told You Lately" – Rod Stewart
  • "Heart-Shaped Box" – Nirvana
  • "Hero" – Mariah Carey
  • "Hey Mr. D.J." – Zhané (#6 US, #9 AUS)
  • "Higher Ground - UB40 (#8 UK, NLD, NZ)
  • "Hip Hop Hooray" – Naughty by Nature (#6 NZ, #8 US)
  • "Hope of Deliverance" – Paul McCartney (#1 SP, #3 GER, #4 AUT, NOR)
  • "I Don't Wanna Fight" – Tina Turner (#1 CAN, #7 NZ, #8 BE, IT, NOR)
  • "I Feel You" – Depeche Mode
  • "I Have Nothing" - Whitney Houston (#1 US, CAN, UK)
  • "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston (#1 US, AUS, NZ, UK)
  • "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" - Meat Loaf
  • "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me" – Exposé (#8 US)
  • "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" – Bon Jovi
  • "I'm Every Woman"- Whitney Houston
  • "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" – The Proclaimers (released in 1988)
  • "I'm So Into You" – SWV (released in 1992)
  • "If" – Janet Jackson
  • "If I Can't Have You" – Kim Wilde
  • "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" – Sting (#17 US)
  • "If I Had No Loot" – Tony Toni Toné!
  • "In These Arms" – Bon Jovi
  • "Is It Love" - Twenty 4 Seven
  • "It Keeps Rainin'" - Bitty McLean (UK #2)
  • "Informer" - Snow
  • "Jessie" – Joshua Kadison (#6 AUT, NLD, #9 DEN)
  • "Just Kickin' It" – Xscape (#2 US)
  • "Keep on Dancing" – DJ BoBo (#1 FIN, #2 SWI, #5 GER)
  • "La solitudine" - Laura Pausini (#1 BE, IT, NLD)
  • "Life – Haddaway (#1 FIN, SP, SWE)
  • "Linger" – The Cranberries (#3 IRL, #4 CAN)
  • "Living on My Own" - Freddie Mercury (#1 UK, FR)
  • "Looking Through Patient Eyes" – P.M. Dawn (#1 CAN, #6 US)
  • "Love Can Move Mountains" – Celine Dion (#2 CAN)
  • "Love Is" – Vanessa L. Williams and Brian McKnight (#3 US)
  • "Love Sees No Colour – U96 (#3 AUT, #4 FIN, SWE, SWI, #5 SP)
  • "Love Song for a Vampire" – Annie Lennox (#3 UK, IRL)
  • "Luv 4 Luv" - Robin S. (#4 NLD, #5 BE)
  • "Man on the Moon" – R.E.M. (#4 CAN)
  • "Mary Jane's Last Dance" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#5 CAN)
  • "Maximum Overdrive" - 2 Unlimited (#1 FIN, SP, #4 BE, #5 NLD)
  • "More and More" – Captain Hollywood Project (#1 GER, #2 BE, #3 AUT, NOR, SWE, SWI)
  • "Moving on up - M People (#2 UK, #3 FR, #4 AUT, IRL, NZ)
  • "Mr. Jones - Counting Crows (#1 CAN, #7 FR)
  • "Mr. Vain" – Culture Beat (#1 AUS, AUT, BE, FIN, GER, IRL, IT, NLD, NOR, SWI, UK)
  • "Night in Motion" - U96 (#7 AUT, FIN, #9 GER)
  • "No Limit" – 2 Unlimited (#1 AUT, BE, FIN, FR, IRL, NLD, NOR, SP, SWE, SWI, UK)
  • "No Rain" – Blind Melon (#1 CAN, #8 AUS)
  • "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" – Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg (#2 US)
  • "One Night in Heaven" - M People (#6 UK)
  • "Only with You – Captain Hollywood Project (#2 FIN, #3 BE, SP, #4 GER)
  • "Oh Carolina" - Shaggy (#1 UK, IRL, #2 AUT, NZ)
  • "Open Sesame" — Leila K (#1 BE, #2 NLD, #3 IT)
  • "Ordinary World" – Duran Duran (#1 CAN, #2 IT, #3 IRL, US)
  • "Please Forgive Me" – Bryan Adams (#1 CAN, AUS, BE, IRL, NOR)
  • "Power of American Natives" - Dance 2 Trance featuring Linda Rocco (#3 NDL, FIN, #5 NOR)
  • "The Power of Love" – Celine Dion (#1 CAN, AUS, US)
  • "Pray - Take That (#1 UK, #2 IRL, ISR)
  • "Rain" – Madonna (#2 CAN, JAP, #5 AUS, #7 UK, IRE, #9 ITA)
  • "The Red Strokes" – Garth Brooks (#7 IRL)
  • "Regret" – New Order (#4 UK, #5 URL)
  • "Relight My Fire" - Take That & Lulu (#1 UK, ISR)
  • "Right Here/Human Nature" – SWV (#3 UK, #7 NZ)
  • "The River of Dreams" – Billy Joel (#1 AUS, NZ, #2 AUT, CAN, IRL, SWI)
  • "Runaway Train" – Soul Asylum (#1 CAN, #2 NZ, NOR, SWE, SWI)
  • "Said I Loved You...But I Lied" – Michael Bolton (#2 AUS, #3 CAN, #6 US)
  • "Salta" - King África (ARG)
  • "She Don't Let Nobody" - Chaka Demus & Pliers (#4 UK, #9 IRL)
  • "Shoop" – Salt-n-Pepa (#2 AUS, #5 US)
  • "Shout" - Louchie Lou & Michie One (UK #7)
  • "Show Me Love" – Robin S. (#5 US)
  • "The Sign" – Ace of Base (#1 AUS, CAN, FIN, GER, NZ, SP, US)
  • "Sing Hallelujah" – Dr. Alban (#2 BE, FIN, #4 GER, SWI)
  • "Slam" – Onyx (#4 US)
  • "Slave to the Music" - Twenty 4 Seven (#2 AUS, #4 SWE, #5 NOR)
  • "Sleeping Satellite" – Tasmin Archer (#1 UK, IRL, #4 SWE, #5 SWI)
  • "Somebody Dance with Me" – DJ BoBo (#1 SWE, SWI, #3 AUT, NOR)
  • "Somebody to Love" (live) - Queen & George Michael (#1 UK, IRL, #6 NLD, #8 NZ)
  • "Soul to Squeeze" - Red Hot Chili Peppers (#6 NZ, #9 AUS)
  • "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" - U2 (#1 IRL, #4 US, #5 AUS, FIN)
  • "Steam - Peter Gabriel (#10 UK)
  • "Sweat" - U.S.U.R.A. (#4 IT, #9 AUT)
  • "Sweet Harmony" – The Beloved (#3 AUT, #6 GER, SWI, #8 UK)
  • "Sweet Thing" - Mick Jagger (#7 AUT, #8 FR, SWI, #9 NOR)
  • "Tease Me" - Chaka Demus & Pliers (#3 UK, #5 AUS, NLD)
  • "That's the Way Love Goes" – Janet Jackson (#1 US, AUS, FR, HUN, NZ)
  • "The Key The Secret - Urban Cookie Collective (#2 UK)
  • "The Rhythm of the Night" – Corona (#1 IT, #2 UK, #3 IRL, SP)
  • "Three Little Pigs" - Green Jellÿ (#5 UK, #6 AUS)
  • "Tribal Dance" – 2 Unlimited (#1 FIN, SP, #2 GER, IRL, SWE)
  • "True Love" - Elton John & Kiki Dee (#2 UK)
  • "Trust Me" - Pandora (#2 FIN, #3 SWE, #8 NOR)
  • "Two Princes" – Spin Doctors (#1 SWE, #2 CAN, NLD, NOR)
  • "U Got 2 Let the Music" – Cappella (#1 AUT, FIN, SWI)
  • "Walking in My Shoes" - Depeche Mode (#3 FIN, #6 SP, #8 SWE)
  • "Weak" – SWV (#6 US)
  • "What Is Love" - Haddaway
  • "What's up?" - 4 Non Blondes
  • "Wheel of Fortune" – Ace of Base (#1 NOR, #2 DEN, #4 GER)
  • "Whoomp! (There It Is)" – Tag Team (#2 US, #6 NLD)
  • "Why Can't I Wake Up with You" - Take That (#2 UK, #7 IRL)
  • "Wild World" - Mr. Big (#7 SWI, #9 CAN, #10 SWE)
  • "Will You Be There" – Michael Jackson
  • Top ten selling albums of the year

    1. The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album – Whitney Houston
    2. Breathless – Kenny G
    3. Unplugged- Eric Clapton
    4. janet. – Janet Jackson
    5. Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus
    6. The Chronic – Dr. Dre
    7. Pocket Full Of Kryptonite – Spin Doctors
    8. Ten – Pearl Jam
    9. The Chase – Garth Brooks
    10. 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.

    1. Nirvana – In Utero
    2. The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
    3. Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    4. Pearl Jam – Vs.
    5. Counting Crows – August And Everything After
    6. Björk – Debut
    7. Blur – Modern Life is Rubbish
    8. Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
    9. Suede – Suede
    10. Slowdive – Souvlaki

    Classical music

  • John Adams – Violin Concerto
  • Mounir Anastas – Né du Néant for alto saxophone & fixed media
  • 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)
  • Philip Glass – In the Summer House, incidental music
  • Houtaf Khoury
  • Concerto No. 1, for viola and orchestra
  • Intermezzo, for large orchestra
  • Sonate-Poème, for violin and piano
  • String Quartet No. 2
  • Cantata, for baritone and large orchestra
  • Piece; for piano
  • Frederik Magle – Symphony for organ No.2, Let there be light
  • Krzysztof Penderecki – Polish Requiem (revised version)
  • Harold Schiffmann – Sestetto Concertato
  • Alfred Schnittke
  • Symphony No. 7
  • Concerto Grosso No. 6 for piano, violin and string orchestra
  • Peer Gynt: Epiloque, for violoncello, piano and tape
  • Improvisation, for solo cello
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Helikopter-Streichquartett
  • Bent Sørensen – Sterbende Gärten for violin and orchestra
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu – Concerto for Trombone, Op. 55, Orion Machine
  • Opera

  • Daron Hagen – Shining Brow
  • Theo Loevendie – Gassir, the Hero
  • Michael Nyman – Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs
  • Randolph Peters – Nosferatu
  • Steve Reich – The Cave
  • Alfred Schnittke – Gesualdo
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Dienstag aus Licht (May 28, Leipzig Opera)
  • Hugo Weisgall – Esther (October, New York City Opera)
  • Musical theater

  • Annie Warbucks—off-Broadway production
  • Blood Brothers (Willy Russell) – Broadway production opened at the Music Box Theatre and ran for 840 performances
  • Cyrano: The Musical—Broadway production opened at the Neil Simon Theatre and ran for 137 performances
  • The Goodbye Girl—Broadway production opened at the Marquis Theatre and ran for 188 performances
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—Broadway revival
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman—Broadway production opened at the Broadhurst Theatre and ran for 904 performances
  • My Fair Lady (Lerner & Loewe) – Broadway revival
  • She Loves Me—Broadway revival
  • Musical films

  • CB4
  • Funes, a Great Love (Funes, un gran amor)
  • Gypsy, starring Bette Midler
  • Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King
  • Swing Kids
  • Zero Patience
  • Births

  • January 12 - Zayn Malik, British singer of the band One Direction
  • February 6 - Tinashe, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (The Stunners)
  • February 19 - Victoria Justice, singer-songwriter actress
  • March 15 - Alyssa Reid, singer-songwriter
  • April 25 - Shiloh, singer
  • May 11 - James Reid, Filipino singer-actor
  • May 14 - Miranda Cosgrove, American singer and actress
  • June 6
  • Vic Mensa, American rapper (Kids These Days)
  • Tom Swoon, Polish DJ and producer
  • June 25 - Piero Vergara, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
  • June 26 - Ariana Grande, singer
  • July 5 - Hollie Cavanagh, English-American singer
  • July 7 - Capital Steez, American rapper (Pro Era) (d. 2012)
  • 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
  • December 10 - Rachel Trachtenburg, American singer and actress (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Supercute!)
  • Deaths

  • January 6
  • Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpet virtuoso and co-founder of bebop, 76
  • Rudolf Nureyev, ballet dancer, 54
  • 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 18 - Arvid Fladmoe, Norwegian composer and conductor, 78
  • 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
  • Filmfare Awards

  • Kumar Sanu – Filmfare Best Male Playback Award
  • Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun win the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award
  • Grammy Awards

  • 1993 Grammy Awards
  • Country Music Association Awards

  • 1993 CMA Awards
  • Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Willie Nelson
  • Eurovision Song Contest

  • Eurovision Song Contest 1993
  • Japan Record Awards

  • 35th Japan Record Awards
  • Mercury Music Prize

  • Suede – Suede wins.
  • Glenn Gould Prize

  • Oscar Peterson (laureate), Benny Green (protégé)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • The Doors, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sly and the Family Stone, Etta James, Van Morrison, Ruth Brown and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
  • References

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