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<a href="/content/Albert_Collins" style="color:blue">Albert Collins</a> playing event on Washington Mall before the inauguration of US President <a href="/content/Bill_Clinton" style="color:blue">Bill Clinton</a>.
Albert Collins playing event on Washington Mall before the inauguration of US President Bill Clinton.

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

Specific locations

Specific genres


  • September 2Snoop 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 20Depeche 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 25Madonna 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.
  • September 30 – October 2 – The Abu Ghosh Vocal Music Festival is held, featuring music of Jewish, Christian, and Moslem cultural traditions, and a performance of Handel's Messiah by the Ave Sol Choir from Riga and the Rehovot Camerata Orchestra directed by Avner Biron.[21]
  • October 1MTV Latin America is launched.
  • October 1–3 – Annual Australian Bush Music Festival takes place in Glen Innes.[22]
  • October 17Savatage guitarist and co-founder Christopher Michael "Criss" Oliva killed in a car accident by a seven-time drunk driver.
  • October 31Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta. The charges are later dropped.

Bands formed

Bands disbanded

Bands reformed

Albums released

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions [39] in the charts of 1993.

Top hits

Top 10 selling albums of the year

Top 10 best albums of the Year

All albums have been named albums of the year for their hits in the charts.[31]

Classical music



Musical theater

Musical films





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