1993 in music

1993 in music

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




*January 8 - The U.S. Postal Service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. The design was voted on in February of 1992.Fact|date=April 2008
*January 12 - Cream reunites for a performance at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles, California, USA. [cite video
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] 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.Fact|date=March 2008


*February 10 - Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson during a US television prime time special. It becomes one of the most watched interviews in televion history. It is Jackson's first interview in fourteen years.Fact|date=April 2008
*February 14 - Harry Nilsson suffers a non-fatal heart attack.Fact|date=April 2008


*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, becoming the longest running number one single of all time.Fact|date=March 2008
*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".Fact|date=April 2008


*Green Day signs a contract with Reprise Records.Fact|date=April 2008
*April 12 - Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from Lenny Kravitz.Fact|date=April 2008
*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 21 - Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman marries Suzanne Accosta.Fact|date=April 2008
*April 17 - The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs marries screenwriter Jay Roach in Los Angeles, California, USA.Fact|date=April 2008
*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". [cite episode
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*May 18 - Moldovan-American singer Svetlana releases her debut album on her 13th birthday.Fact|date=April 2008
*May 31 - Oasis plays at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, UK supporting 18 Wheeler. Creation Records boss Alan McGee, who was among the audience, offered them their first contract after the show.Fact|date=April 2008


*June 7 - On his 35th birthday, Prince announced that he is changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol. This led to him being called The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until 2000.Fact|date=May 2008
*June 17 - Birth of Emanuel Cinque' Cook
*June 21 - Jamiroquai's debut album "Emergency on Planet Earth" goes straight to number one in the UK album charts, and stays there for four weeks.Fact|date=April 2008
*June 22 - Liz Phair releases her acclaimed debut album Exile In Guyville.


*European singers Björk and Svetlana join together for the "From Iceland To Moldova Tour". Both girls toured to the United States, UK, France, Japan and elsewhere.
*July 17 - SWV's single "Weak" peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It lasted seven weeks on the chart.Fact|date=April 2008


*August 10 - Mayhem guitarist Euronymous is stabbed to death by Count Grishnackh in Oslo, Norway, causing the temporary end of Mayhem.Fact|date=March 2008
*August 28 - Bruce Dickinson plays his final show with Iron Maiden (until his return in 1999). The show was broadcast on British television, and later released on VHS and dvd.Fact|date=April 2008


*September - 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"


* October 17 - Savatage guitarist and co-founder Christopher Michael "Criss" Oliva killed in a car accident by a seven-time drunk driver.Fact|date=March 2008


*A new opera house opens in Helsinki, Finland.Fact|date=April 2008
*November 9 - - Wu-Tang Clan releases their acclaimed album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
*November 19 - Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder is arrested in New Orleans, USA on charges of public drunkenness after a bar room brawl.Fact|date=March 2008


*The Pro Art Symphony Orchestra is founded in San Francisco, USA.
*Michael Jackson denies child molestation charges in a four minute statement that is broadcast live on television.Fact|date=March 2008
*Natalie Merchant leaves 10,000 Maniacs after being in the band for twelve years.Fact|date=April 2008
*New Order break up whilst on the tour for their album Republic, and apparently do not speak to each other for another 5 years.Fact|date=March 2008
*Shania Twain signs her first record contract with Mercury Records and releases her self titled debut album "Shania Twain".Fact|date=April 2008
*Christian rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed.

Bands formed

*Backstreet Boys
*Blonde Redhead
*Big Ass Truck
*B.U.G. Mafia
*Children of Bodom
*Christie Front Drive
*Citizen King
*Cool for August
*The Crystal Method
*Daft Punk
*The Dandy Warhols
*The Dismemberment Plan
*The Hives
*II D Extreme
*Jimmy Eat World
*Jurassic 5
*Lighthouse Family
*Modest Mouse
*Nada Surf
*Pezz (Billy Talent)
*Souls of Mischief
*Third Eye Blind
*Thug Life
*Wu-Tang Clan

Bands disbanded

*Celtic Frost
*The Darling Buds
*Happy Mondays
*The Hard-Ons
*Information Society (Lead singer continued recording under name)
*Pixies (reform in 2004)
*Metal Church
*Naked City
*Poison Idea
*Yellow Magic Orchestra
*The Zorros (Singer and drummer had motorcycle accidents.)

Bands reformed

*Steely Dan

Albums released





Release Date Unknown

*"Attitude" - April Wine
*"" - Bad Company
*"Mr. Mention" - Buju Banton
*"Golden Feelings - Beck
*"And the Forests Dream Eternally" - Behemoth
*"Ultimate Alternative Wavers" - Built to Spill
*"Blood Music" - Chapterhouse
*"Near Death Experience"- Cro-Mags
*"Tribal Thunder" - Dick Dale
*"The Gods of Earth and Heaven" - Army of Lovers
*"This Should Not Be" - Bo Diddley
*"UltraElectroMagneticPop!" - The Eraserheads
*"The Serpentine Similar" - Gastr del Sol
*"Great Big Sea" - Great Big Sea
*"II D Extreme" - II D Extreme (debut)
*"It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous" - Hawkwind
*"Footsoldier in the Moonlight" - Donnie Iris
*"The Sound of Speed" - The Jesus and Mary Chain
*"Bridges to Bert" - Leftover Salmon
*"Far Gone" - Love Battery
*"Reason Street" - Carolyne Mas
*"Shiva Space Machine" - Me Mom & Morgentaler
*"Our Bodies Our Selves" - The Mr. T Experience
*"From the Vaults" - Nazareth
*"Demoluca" - Pezz (Billy Talent}
*"Espresso Logic" - Chris Rea (UK)
*"Out the Shizzy" - 7 Seconds
*"Kings & Queens" - Sham 69
*"Piss!" - Slank
*"Space Is the Place (soundtrack)" - Sun Ra

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1993.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1993.

Top 5 Albums Of 1993

[http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/Current/1993a.htm According To Acclaimed Music.net]

1. "Nirvana - In Utero"

2. "Björk - Debut"

3. "Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream"

4. "Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)"

5. "Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville"

Top hits

*"Again" - Janet Jackson
*"Anya" - Deep Purple
*"All for Love" - Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting
*"All That She Wants" - Ace of Base
*"Alright" - Kris Kross featuring Supercat
*"Amazing" - Aerosmith
*"American Honky-Tonk Bar Association" - Garth Brooks
*"Angel" - Jon Secada
*"Anniversary" - Tony Toni Toné
*"Another Sad Love Song" - Toni Braxton
*"Award Tour" - A Tribe Called Quest
*"Baby I'm Yours" - Shai
*"Back Seat" - LL Cool J
*"Bad Boys" - Inner Circle
*"Bad Girl" - Madonna
*"Bed of Roses" - Bon Jovi
*"Better Than You" - Lisa Keith
*"Bombtrack" - Rage Against the Machine
*"Boom! Shake the Room" - Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
*"Both Sides Of The Story" - Phil Collins
*"Break It Down Again" - Tears for Fears
*"Breathe Again" - Toni Braxton
*"Bullet In The Head" - Rage Against the Machine
*"By The Time This Night Is Over" - Kenny G (with Peabo Bryson)
*"Can We Talk" - Tevin Campbell
*"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" - Taylor Dayne
*"Can't Help Falling in Love" - UB40
*"Cat's in the Cradle" - Ugly Kid Joe
*"Check Yo Self" - Ice Cube featuring Das EFX
*"Come Baby Come" - K7
*"Come Inside" - Intro
*"Come Undone" - Duran Duran
*"Comforter" - Shai
*"Creep" - Radiohead
*"Cry for You" - Jodeci
*"Cryin'" - Aerosmith
*"The Crying Game" - Boy George
*"Darla dirladada" - G.O. Culture
*"Dazzey Duks" - Duice
*"Dedicated" -R. Kelly and Public Announcement
*"Deeper and Deeper" - Madonna
*"Ditty" - Paperboy
*"Don't Walk Away" - Jade
*"Dre Day" - Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
*"Dreamlover"- Mariah Carey
*"Dreams" - Gabrielle
*"Enter The Wu- Tang: 36 Chamber"- The Wu-Tang Clan
*"Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M.
*"Far Behind" - Candlebox
*"Feed the Tree" - Belly
*"Fields of Gold" - Sting
*"Forever In Love" - Kenny G
*"Freak Me" - Silk
*"Gangsta Lean" - D.R.S.
*"Get Away" - Bobby Brown
*"Getto Jam" - Domino
*"Girl, I've Been Hurt" - Snow
*"Girl U For Me" - Silk
*"Hat 2 Da Back" - TLC
*"Have I Told You Lately" - Rod Stewart
*"Heal the World" - Michael Jackson
*"Heart-Shaped Box" - Nirvana
*"Hero" - Mariah Carey
*"Hey Jealousy" - Gin Blossoms
*"Hey Mr. D.J." - Zhané
*"Hip Hop Hooray" - Naughty by Nature
*"Hopelessly" - Rick Astley
*"Human Behaviour" - Björk
*"I Don't Wanna Fight" - Tina Turner
*"I Feel You" - Depeche Mode
*"I Get Around" - 2 Pac
*"I Have Nothing"- Whitney Houston
*"(I Know I Got) Skillz" - Shaquille O'Neal
*"I Will Always Love You"- Whitney Houston
*"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" - Meat Loaf
*"I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)" - Exposé
* I'll Sleep While I'm Dead - Bon Jovi
*"I'm Every Woman"- Whitney Houston
*"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers
*"I'm So Into You" - SWV
*"If" - Janet Jackson
*"If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" - Sting
*"If I Had No Loot" - Tony Toni Toné!
*"In These Arms" - Bon Jovi
*"Informer" - Snow
*"Insane in the Brain" - Cypress Hill
*"It Was a Good Day" - Ice Cube
*"Jessie" - Joshua Kadison
*"Just Kickin' It" - Xscape
*"Keep Ya Head Up" - 2Pac
*"Knockin Da' Boots" - H-Town
*"Lately" - Jodeci
*"Let Me Ride" - Dr. Dre featuring George Clinton
*"Linger" - The Cranberries
*"Livin' on the Edge" - Aerosmith
*"Looking Through Patient Eyes" - PM Dawn
*"Love Can Move Mountains" - Celine Dion
*"Love Don't Love You" - En Vogue
*"Love Is" - Vanessa L. Williams and Brian McKnight
*"Love Shoulda Brought You Home" - Toni Braxton
*"Love Song for a Vampire" - Annie Lennox
*"Man On The Moon" - R.E.M.
*"Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Theme" - Frets on Fire
*"More and More" - Captain Hollywood Project
*"Mr. Vain" - Culture Beat
*"Mr. Wendal" - Arrested Development
*"Never Keeping Secrets" - Babyface
*"Never Should've Let You Go" - Hi-Five
*"Nothin' My Love Can't Fix" - Joey Lawrence
*"No Mistakes" - Patty Smyth
*"No Ordinary Love" - Sade
*"No Rain" - Blind Melon
*"Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" - Dr Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
*"On the Sea" - Vertical Horizon
*"One Last Cry" - Brian McKnight
*"One Woman" - Jade
*"Oh, the Guilt - Nirvana
*"Ooh Child" - Dino
*"Ordinary World" - Duran Duran
*"Passin' Me By" - The Pharcyde
*"Pets" - Porno for Pyros
*"Please Forgive Me" - Bryan Adams
*"Plush" - Stone Temple Pilots
*"The Power of Love" - Celine Dion
*"Quality Time" - Hi-Five
*"Queen Of The Night" - Whitney Houston
*"Rain" - Madonna
*"Reason to Believe" - Rod Stewart (with Ronnie Wood)
*"Real Muthaphuckkin G's" - Eazy E
*"The Red Strokes" - Garth Brooks
*"Regret" - New Order
*"Return of the Crazy One" - Digital Underground
*"Right Here/Human Nature" - SWV
*"The Right Kind of Love" - Jeremy Jordan
*"The River of Dreams" - Billy Joel
*"Rooster" - Alice in Chains
*"RedNeck" - MC Lyte
*"Run to You" - Whitney Houston
*"Runaway Train" - Soul Asylum
*"Said I Loved You...But I Lied" - Michael Bolton
*"Seven" - Prince & The New Power Generation
*"Shoop" - Salt-N-Pepa
*"Show Me Love" - Robin S.
*"The Sign" - Ace of Base
*"Simple Life" - Elton John
*"Slam" - Onyx
*"Sleeping Satellite" - Tasmin Archer
*"Slow Sex" - Shabba Ranks (featuring Johnny Gill)
*"That's the Way Love Goes" - Janet Jackson
*"Weak" - SWV
*"Whoomp! (There It Is)" - Tag Team
*"Whoot! There It Is" - 95 South

Top Ten Selling Albums of the Year

# "The Bodyguard" - 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

Classical music

*John Adams - "Violin Concerto"
*Luciano Berio - "Rage and Outrage"
*Pierre Boulez - "...explosante-fixe..."
*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"
*Krzysztof Penderecki - "Polish Requiem" (revised version)
*Harold Schiffmann - "Sestetto Concertato"
*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"

Musical theater

*"Annie Warbucks" off-Broadway production
*"Blood Brothers" (Willy Russell) - Broadway production
*"Cyrano" Broadway production
*"Goodbye Girl" Broadway production
*"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Broadway revival
*"Kiss of the Spiderwoman" Broadway production
*"My Fair Lady" (Lerner & Loewe) - Broadway revival
*"She Loves Me" Broadway revival


* January 6 - Dizzy Gillespie, 76
* March 3 - Carlos Montoya, guitarist, 89
* March 28 - Buddy Red Bow (44), Lakota country and western singer
* March 31 - Mitchell Parish, 92, US lyric writer
* April 30 - Mick Ronson, guitarist, liver cancer
* May 30 - Sun Ra, jazz composer
* June 5 - Conway Twitty (real name: Harold Jenkins) country rock singer
* July 14 – Léo Ferré, French singer, songwriter and composer
* August 10 - Oystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, black metal guitarist of Mayhem fame
* September 9 - Helen O'Connell
* September 22 - Maurice Abravanel, conductor
* October 23 - Elena Nicolai, opera singer
* October 31 - River Phoenix, 23, actor and singer of Aleka's Attic
* November 3 - Léon Theremin, inventor of the Theremin musical instrument
* November 6 - Torsten Fenslau, 29, Culture Beat
* December 1 - Ray Gillen, former vocalist for Black Sabbath and Badlands
* December 4 - Frank Zappa, U. S. rock musician/composer
* December 5 - Doug Hopkins, guitarist and songwriter for Gin Blossoms
* Louis Hendrik Potgieter Lead vocalist of Dschinghis Khan
* Michael Hoffmann member of Sodom


*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

Filmfare Awards

*Kumar Sanu - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award
*Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun win the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1993

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Mercury Music Prize

*"Suede" - Suede wins.



*KROQ Top 106.7 Countdown of 1993

Triple J Hottest 100

*Triple J Hottest 100, 1993

Other Notable Singles Released

*"All Apologies"/"Rape Me" - Nirvana
*"Another Body Murdered" - Faith No More & Boo-Yaa TRIBE
*"Beautiful Son" - Hole
*"Daughter" - Pearl Jam
*"Down in a Hole" - Alice In Chains
*"Soul to Squeeze" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

ee also

* 1993 in music (UK)


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