1992 in music


1992 in music


This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1992.

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Events

January

* January 11
**Nirvana's "Nevermind" album goes to #1 in the US Billboard 200 chart, establishing the widespread popularity of the Grunge movement of the 1990s. [cite web|url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4652653/|title=10 years later, Cobain lives on in his music|last=Olsen|first=Eric|date=9 April 2004|publisher=MSNBC Interactive|accessdate=2008-04-20]
**Paul Simon is the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the United Nations cultural boycott. [cite web|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,309330,00.html|title=50 WAYS TO LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA|last=unattributed|date=undated|publisher=Entertainment Weekly and Time Inc.|accessdate=2008-04-28]
* January 16 - Mick Jagger attends the Hollywood premiere of his new movie, "Freejack", at Mann's Chinese Theatre.Fact|date=April 2008

February

*February 18 - Vince Neil leaves Mötley Crüe, after 11 years as the band's lead singer, to spend more time on his career as a racing car driver. [cite web|url=http://www.nyrock.com/reviews/motleycrue.asp|title=The Sultans of Sleaze|last=Darling|first=Spyder|date=November 1998|publisher=NY Rock|accessdate=2008-04-29]
*February 24
**Nirvana's Kurt Cobain marries Hole's Courtney Love.Fact|date=April 2008
**The U.S. Postal Service unveils two potential designs for its proposed Elvis Presley postage stamp for fans to vote on. One design is of a young, 1950s Elvis, and the other is of a much older, 1970s Elvis. The young Elvis wins the vote, and the stamp is issued the following January.Fact|date=April 2008

March

*March 10 - Prince wins the lifetime achievement award during the Soul Train Awards.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 14 - Farm Aid Five takes place in Irving, Texas, USA, hosted by Willie Nelson. Artists performing at the event include John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Paul Simon. Approximately 40,000 people attend the event.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 24 - A Chicago, Illinois, USA judge approves cash rebates of up to US$3 to anyone proving they bought Milli-Vanilli recordings prior to when the lip synching scandal began on November 27, 1990.Fact|date=April 2008

April

*April 1 - Billy Idol, on trial for punching a woman in the face, pleads no contest. Idol is fined and ordered to make public service announcements against alcohol and drug abuse.Fact|date=April 2008
*April 24 - David Bowie marries fashion model Iman.Fact|date=April 2008
*April 30 - In Los Angeles, California, USA, Madonna's bustier is stolen from a display in Frederick's of Hollywood. A US$1,000 reward is offered for its return.Fact|date=April 2008

May

*The first "Europäisches Jugendchorfestival",(EJCF) (European Festival of Youth Choirs) was held in Basel, Switzerland. It was a great success and it was decided to make it a triennial event.
* May 7 - John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers left the band prior to the publication of the "Rolling Stone" magazine cover featuring them and had to be digitally edited out of the photo. [cite web|url=http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/5392234/1992_rolling_stone_covers/photo/13/large/icet|title=1992 Rolling Stone Covers|last=anonymous|date=undated|publisher=Rolling Stone|accessdate=2008-04-17] Frusciante returned to the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1998.Fact|date=April 2008

June

*"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses enters the world record when it becomes the longest single, at 8 minutes, 57 seconds, to reach the US Top 20. The single's video has a budget of over US$1 million, becoming the costliest at the time.Fact|date=April 2008

July

*The "Budafest Summer Opera and Ballet Festival" is launched in Budapest, Hungary.Fact|date=April 2008
*July 4 - Mark Heard suffers a heart attack while performing at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois, USA. Heard went to hospital immediately after finishing his set and was released two weeks later.Fact|date=April 2008

August

*Rozalla becomes the first artist from Zimbabwe to chart on the US "Billboard" magazine chart.Fact|date=April 2008
*Former Beatle, George Harrison, tells "Billboard" magazine that he recently discovered that he was born on February 24, and not February 25 as he had thought for most of his life.Fact|date=April 2008
*Haitian military authorities ban the playing of RAM's single "Fèy"; first performed at the Port-au-Prince Carnival in February, the song was widely interpreted as an anthem of support for exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.Fact|date=April 2008
*August 27 - John Lennon's original handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life" are auctioned and sold for US$87,000.Fact|date=April 2008

October

*October 3 - Sinéad O'Connor stirs up controversy when she rips up a picture of the Pope on the US television show, "Saturday Night Live".Fact|date=April 2008
*October 31 and November 7 - "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men posted its 12th and 13th consecutive weeks at #1 in the US charts, ending a 36-year record previously held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men's record was broken on March 6 1993 by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".Fact|date=April 2008

November

*November 9 Australian-born singer Kylie Minogue ended her working relationship with UK songwriters and record producers Stock Aitken Waterman and the record label PWL.
*November 15 - Megan Jasper of Sub Pop creates the grunge speak hoax, tricking "The New York Times" into printing an article on a supposed slang used in the grunge scene in Seattle, USA.Fact|date=April 2008

Bands formed

* The Apples in Stereo
* Ash
* Bang Chamber 8 (later to become Bloodhound Gang
* Blink-182
* blackmail
* Blind Melon
* Brainiac
* Bush
* Crawlspace (Sevendust)
* The Crüxshadows
* East 17
* Edguy
* Elastica
* Innocent Criminals (Silverchair)
* Less Than Jake
* Machine Head
* Malice Mizer
* Jamiroquai
* Millencolin
* MxPx
* Nada Surf
* P.O.D.
* Pooka
* Red Edge (later to become Savage Garden)
* Reel Big Fish
* Seven Mary Three
* Social Deviantz
* Stone Sour
* Insane Clown Posse
* Sunny Day Real Estate
* Tragic Love Company (later to become Stereophonics)
* Treble Charger
* The Inbreds
* The Waifs
* Thrush Hermit
* Treble Charger
* Weezer

Bands disbanded

* ABC
* The Alarm
* Dark Angel
* Echo & the Bunnymen (reformed 1997)
* EPMD
* Europe (reformed 1999 and 2003)
* Exodus
* The Feelies
* Hanoi Rocks
* Happy Mondays
* Bruce Hornsby & The Range
* J.J. Fad
* Luv' (reformed 1993 and 2005)
* Noiseworks
* The Nymphs
* Outlaw Posse
* Psychedelic Furs
* Ratt
* Slade
* The Sugarcubes
* Talking Heads

Bands Reformed

* The Tubes
* April Wine

Albums released

January

April

July

October

Release Date Unknown

* "Live at Rhino Records" - Angry Samoans
* "The Arrogant Worms - The Arrogant Worms
* "Still Life with Guitar" - Kevin Ayers
* "Fat Sound" - Bad Manners
* "The IVth Crusade" - Bolt Thrower
* "Burning Hell" - Brainbombs
* "Bucketheadland" - Buckethead
* "Rite" - Julian Cope
* "Thunder Perfect Mind" - Current 93
* "Light Speed Collision" - Def Fx
* "Nocturnal Omissions" - Dreams So Real
* "Accelerator" - The Future Sound of London
* "Second Time Around" - Ghost
* "Patio - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
* "Pleasure and Pain" - Ben Harper and Tom Freund
* "Electric Tepee" - Hawkwind
* "Kirya" - Ofra Haza
* "Out of the Blue - Donnie Iris
* "In Search of Manny - Luscious Jackson
* "The Wayward Bus" - The Magnetic Fields
* "'92 Tour EP" - Motörhead
* "Thunder Perfect Mind" - Nurse with Wound
* "Plea for Peace - Operation Ivy
* "Phunk Junkeez" - Phunk Junkeez (debut)
* "On a Wing and a Prayer - Gerry Rafferty
* "The End of Silence" - Rollins Band
* "Kampungan" - Slank
* "Twilight Time" - Stratovarius
* "40 Oz. to Freedom" - Sublime
* "…Meanwhile" - 10cc
* "There and Back Again" - Vertical Horizon (debut)
* "Lik My Trakter" - The Waltons
* "Now That's What I Call Music! 21" - Various Artists

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1992. [cite web|url=http://tsort.info/music/yr1992.htm|title=Songs from the Year 1992|last=Hawtin|first=Steve|date=10 February 2008|publisher=Steve Hawtin/TsorT|accessdate=2008-04-17]

Top hits on record




* "All 4 Love" - Color Me Badd
* "All I Want" - Toad the Wet Sprocket
* "All That She Wants" - Ace Of Base
* "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg - TLC
* "Atesle Barut" - Sertab Erener
* "Baby-Baby-Baby - TLC
* "Be My Baby" - Vanessa Paradis
* "Come as You Are" - Nirvana
* "Connected" - Stereo MCs
* "Digging In The Dirt" - Peter Gabriel
* "Dur dur d'être bébé" - Jordy
* "Dixie-Narco (EP)" - Primal Scream
* "Drive" - R.E.M.
* "El Visa" - Cheb Hasni
* "End Of The Road" - Boyz II Men
* "Erotica" - Madonna
* "Even Better Than The Real Thing" - U2
* "Even Flow" - Pearl Jam
* "Forever Love" - Color Me Badd
* "Free Your Mind" - En Vogue
* "Friday I'm In Love" - The Cure
* "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" - Kiss
* "Heaven Sent" - INXS
* "House of Love" - East 17
* "I Adore Mi Amore" - Color Me Badd
* "I Can't Dance" - Genesis
* "I Love Your Smile" - Shanice
* "In Bloom" - Nirvana
* "I'll Be There" - Mariah Carey
* "I Palindrome I" - They Might Be Giants
* "It's Only Natural" - Crowded House
* "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston
* "It Was a Good Day" - Ice Cube
* "Jeremy" - Pearl Jam
* "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" - Spin Doctors
* "Jump" - Kris Kross
* "Jump Around" - House of Pain
* "Just Another Day" - Jon Secada
* "Keep the Faith" - Bon Jovi
* "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" - Guns N' Roses
* "Layla" - Eric Clapton
* "Let's Get Rocked" - Def Leppard
* "Lithium" - Nirvana
* "Life is a Highway" - Tom Cochrane
* "Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.
* "Motorcycle Emptiness" - Manic Street Preachers
* "Mrs. Robinson" - Lemonheads
* "My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)" - En Vogue
* "No Ordinary Love" - Sade
* "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" - Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
* "Nothing Else Matters" - Metallica
* "November Rain" - Guns N' Roses
* "One" - U2
* "Passin' Me By" - The Pharcyde
* "Real Love" - Mary J. Blige
* "Remedy" - The Black Crowes
* "Remember The Time" - Michael Jackson
* "Runaway Train" - Soul Asylum
* "Save the Best for Last" - Vanessa L. Williams
* "Sliver" - Nirvana
* "Slow Motion" - Color Me Badd
* "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
* "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" - Patty Smyth and Don Henley
* "Song of Ocarina" - Jean-Philippe Audin and Diego Modena
* "Stay" - Shakespears Sister
* "Step It Up" - Stereo MCs
* "Supermodel (You Better Work)" - RuPaul
* "Sweet Lullaby" - Deep Forest
* "Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton
* "Green Jellÿ" - Green Jellÿ
* "Thinkin' Back" - Color Me Badd
* "This Used to Be My Playground" - Madonna
* "To Be With You" - Mr. Big
* "Two Princes" - Spin Doctors
* "Under the Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
* "Walking on Broken Glass" - Annie Lennox
* "Wheel Of Fortune" - Ace Of Base
* "Weather With You" - Crowded House
* "What About Your Friends - TLC
* "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" - U2
* "Why" - Annie Lennox"See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1992"

Classical music

* Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen - "Arctic Landscape for Military Band"
* Milton Babbitt
** "Septet, but Equal"
** "Counterparts" for brass quintet [cite web|url=http://www.stokar.com/GCM/Babbitt_works.htm|title=MILTON BABBITT|last=anonymous|date=undated|publisher=Howard Stokar Management|accessdate=2008-04-17]
* Leonardo Balada
** Symphony No. 4 "Lausanne"
** "Celebracio" for orchestra
* Mario Davidovsky - "Synchronisms No. 10" for guitar and electronic sounds
* Percy Grainger - "Bridal Lullaby" transcribed for orchestra by John Pickard
* Vagn Holmboe - "Svaerm" for string quartet (partially arranged from earlier violin duos)
* Elena Kats-Chernin - "Clocks"
* Chan Ka Nin - "Saxophone Quartet"
* Andreas Kunstein
**"String Quartet No. 1"
**"10 Epigrams for toy piano"
* William Mathias - "Flute Concerto"
* Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphony No. 5 "Korean"
* Alwynne Pritchard - "Glimpsed Most Clearly From The Corner Of Your Eye" (for seven cellos)
* Joan Tower - "Violin Concerto"
* Malcolm Williamson - "Requiem for a Tribe Brother"
* Iannis Xenakis - "La Déesse Athéna (Oresteïa III) (1992)", for baritone solo and mixed ensemble of 11 instruments

Opera

* Antonio Braga - "1492 epopea lirica d'America"
* Jukka Linkola - "Elina"
* Daron Hagen - "Shining Brow"

Musical theater



The following musicals opened in 1992.

* "Crazy for You" - (Broadway production)
* "Falsettoes" - (Broadway production)
* "Guys and Dolls" - (Broadway revival)
* "Jelly's Last Jam" - Broadway production
* "The Most Happy Fella" - Broadway revival

Musical films

The following musical films were released in 1992.

* "Aladdin" - animated feature

Births

* August 18 - Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
* June 30 - Lynx and Lamb Gaede
* November 23 - Miley Cyrus, also known as Hannah Montana

Deaths

* January 15 - Dee Murray, bassist for Elton John (cancer)
* January 27 - Allan Jones, singer and actor
* February 21 - Jane Pickens Langley Hoving of the Pickens Sisters
* March 4 - Mary Osborne, 70, jazz guitarist (liver cancer)
* March 27 - Harald Sæverud, composer
* April 4 - Arthur Russell, cellist
* April 20 - Johnny Shines, guitarist
* April 25 - Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer
* April 27 - Olivier Messiaen, composer
* May 7 - Tiny Timbrell, guitarist
* May 17 - Lawrence Welk, accordion player and bandleader
* June 18 - Peter Allen, Australian Songwriter AIDS
* June 20 - Sir Charles Groves, conductor
* July 4 - Ástor Piazzolla, tango musician and composer
* July 25 - Alfred Drake, US singer and actor
* July 26 - Mary Wells, singer
* August 12 - John Cage, U.S. composer
* August - Mark Heard, U.S. singer
* August 5 - Jeff Porcaro, drummer, Toto
* September 19 - Sir Geraint Evans, opera singer
* October 5 - Eddie Kendricks, singer
* October 25 - Roger Miller, singer
* November 14 - Teddy Riley, New Orleans jazz trumpeter
* November 21 - Severino Gazzelloni, flautist
* November 27 - Daniel Santos, singer and composer
* November 29 - Paul Ryan, singer
* December 21 - Philip Farkas, horn player

Most Critically Acclaimed Songs of 1992

This information is taken from Acclaimed Music. [cite web|url=http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/Current/1992s.htm|title=The Top Songs from 1992 |last=anonymous|date=undated|publisher=Acclaimed Music|accessdate=2008-04-17]
* 1. "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" - Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
* 2. "Creep" - Radiohead
* 3. "Tennessee" - Arrested Development
* 4. "Jump Around" - House of Pain
* 5. "Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.
* 6. "It Was a Good Day" Ice Cube
* 7. "My Lovin'" - En Vogue
* 8. "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine
* 9. "Motorcycle Emptiness" - Manic Street Preachers
* 10. "Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M.

Awards

*Eurovision Song Contest: "Main article:" Eurovision Song Contest 1992
*Filmfare Best Male Playback Award: Awarded to Kumar Sanu
*Grammy Awards: "Main article:" Grammy Awards of 1992
*Mercury Music Prize: Awarded to Primal Scream for "Screamadelica"
*Ramon Magsaysay Award: Awarded tp Ravi Shankar
*Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The following artists were inducted: Bobby Blue Bland, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Sam & Dave, and The Yardbirds

ee also

* 1992 in music (UK)
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