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Dateline: Events/Week of February 15, 1991 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

Unless Iraq surrenders or strikes a deal, The United States plans to unleash a ground, air and sea assault against Iraqi troops in Kuwait and southern Iraq. 

Iraq offers to withdraw from Kuwait if the United States and its allies meet several conditions, but the offer was deemed null. President Bush rejected the plan, calling it a “cruel hoax.”

Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in a surprise attempt to avert an approaching ground war between Iraq and U.S. led forces, urges Kuwait to pullout and offers a peace proposal, which later, President Bush said fell short. 

Thousands of military families across the country are facing excessive long-distance toll fees, in order to talk to their loved ones in Desert Storm. Typical phone charges are just over $3.00 for the first three minutes plus around $1.15 for additional minutes. Plus, there’s a “set-up” fee per call at $5.75. Fees are just about the same for AT&T, MCI or the Military Communications Corp. (MCC).


Medical news – February 15, 1991

A 4-year-old girl – the first patient to be treated with gene therapy, is responding well. The child is suffering from an immune deficiency.


Entertainment news – February 15, 1991

The New York Post reports that actress Vanessa Redgrave has been dumped from the national company of Peter Shaffer’s hit play “Lettice & Lovage.” She is considered a political hot potato because of her anti-war, pro-Iraqi headlines.


Television news – February 15, 1991

The PBS MacNeil/Lehrer report says it is running over budget, covering the Persian Gulf War. The show is now $35,000 budget.


Radio news – February 15, 1991

Dick Bartley and his show “Dick Bartley’s Original Rock & Roll Oldies Show” are leaving Westwood One. Surely, another network will pick him up.

Kevin Metheney, who was with The Radio Group consultancy, is the new program director of KXXX (X100) San Francisco.

Denny Somach Productions plans to bring the best from the old “Ed Sullivan” variety show to radio. That is, performances from popular artists such as Elvis, the Beatles and many others. 


Music news - February 15, 1991

Vanessa Williams is set to host “The Soul of VH-1” – a new series beginning in early March. It’s videos, interviews with classic and contemporary soul artists.

Both BET and MTV claim an exclusive on M.C. Hammer’s “Here Comes The Hammer” video.

Female rappers Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, M.C. Trouble, M.C. Smooth, Yo-Yo, Nefertiti, Ms. Melodie, M.C. and Nikki D. will participate in a Black History Month rap concert this week in Los Angeles.

Are some folks angry over white rapper Vanilla’s Ice’s being named best new artist and best new rap artist by the American Music Awards?


33rd annual Grammy Awards – some winners:

Hosted by Garry Shandling From Radio City Music Hall

 Record of the year – “Another Day In Paradise” – Phil Collins

Album of the year – Quincy Jones

Song of the year – “From A Distance” written by Julie Gold

New artist of the year – Mariah Carey

Best pop vocal male – “Oh Pretty Woman” – Roy Orbison

Best pop vocal female – “Vision of Love” – Mariah Carey

Rock vocal male – “Bad Love” – Eric Clapton

Rock vocal female – “Black Velvet” – Alannah Myles

Metal performance – “Stone Cold Crazy” – Metallica

Alternative performance – “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got” – Sinead  O’Connor

R&B vocal – male – “Here and Now” – Luther Vandross

R&B vocal female – “Compositions” – Anita Baker

R&B song – “Can’t Touch This” – Rick James, Alonzo Miller and M.C. Hammer

R&B performance by a duo or group with vocal – “I’ll Be Good to You” – Ray Charles and Chaka Khan.


Top music albums – February 15, 1991

To The Extreme – Vanilla Ice

Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey

The Immaculate Collection – Madonna

The Simpsons Sing The Blues – The Simpsons

Wilson Phillips – Wilson Philips

I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston

Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em – MC Hammer

The Soul Cages – Sting

The Razors Edge – AC/DC

Some People’s Lives – Bette Midler

Shake Your Money Maker – Black Crowes

Damn Yankees – Damn Yankees

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 – Janet Jackson

Serious Hits… Live! – Phil Collins

Rhythm of the Saints – Paul Simon

Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 – George Michael

Five Man Acoustical Jam – Tesla

Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory

After the Rain – Nelson

The Future – Guy

X – Inxs

Poison – Bell, Biv, DeVoe

Heart Shaped World – Chris Isaak

Recycler – ZZ Top

Ralph Tresvant – Ralph Tresvant


Top Modern Rock Music Tracks – February 15, 1991

This Love – Daniel Ash

Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones

All This Time – Sting

When It Began – Replacements

Bitter Tears – Inxs

I Touch Myself – Divinyls

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

Love Rears Its ugly Head – Living Colour

Like A Drug – They Eat Their Own

Sadness Part 1- Enigma

Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) – February 15, 1991

Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams

The First Time – Surface

All The Man That I Need – Whitney Houston

I’ll Give All My Love To You – Keith Sweat

Some Day – Mariah Carey 

Play That Funky Music – Vanilla Ice

Love Will Never Do (Without You) – Janet Jackson

Disappear – Inxs

Where Does My Heart Beat Now – Celine Dion

One More Try – Timmy T.

I Saw Red – Warrant

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

Love Makes Things Happen – Pebbles

Around The Way Girl – L.L. Cool J.

Sensitivity – Ralph Tresvant

All This Time – Sting

Heat of the Moment – After 7

High Enough – Damn Yankees

This House – Tracie Spencer

Moneytalks – AC/DC

Show Me The Way – Styx

After the Rain – Nelson

Get Here – Oleta Adams

Iesha – Another Bad Creation

Come Out Of the Dark – Gloria Estefan

Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad


Top Rap Hit Music Singles – February 15, 1991

Gold Digger – Emdr

Threat ‘Em Right – Chubb Rock

Around the Way Girl – L.L. Cool J

Looking At The Front Door – Main Source

What’s It All About – Run-D.M.C.

Melt in your Mouth – Candyman

Wanna Be Dancin’ (Buck Whylin’) – Terminator X

Play That Funky Music – Vanilla Ice

Can I Kick It – Tribe Called Quest

I’ll Do 4 U – Father M.C.


Top Jazz – February 15, 1991

We Are In Love – Harry Connack Jr.

Droppin’ Things – Betty Carter

Roots Revisted – Maceo Parker

Freddie freeloader – Jon Hendericks and Friends

African Exchange Student – Kenny Garrett


Top Contemporary Jazz Albums – February 15, 1991

Medicine Music – Bobby McFerrin

Dream Come True – Gerald Albright

Ashes to Ashes – Joe Sample

The Hot Spot – Soundtrack

Inner Motion – David Benoit

Playing With Fire – Sam Riney


Top Country Hit Music Singles – February 15, 1991

Brother Jukebox – Mark Chesnutt

Daddy’s Come Around – Paul Overstreet

Walk On Faith – Mike Reid

These Lips Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye – Doug Stone

Rumor Has It – Reba McEntire

Love Can Build A Bridge – The Judds

You’ve Got To Stand For Something – Aaron Tippin

Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go – Alabama

I Couldn’t See You Leavin’ – Conway Twitty

What A Way To Go – Ray Kennedy


Top Rock Music Tracks – February 15, 1991

All The Time – Sting

King Of The Hill -  Roger McGuinn

A Lil’ Ain’t Enough – David Lee Roth

Righteous – Eric Jonson

It’s Love – King’s X

Silent Lucidity – Queensryche

Headlong – Queen

She Talks To Angels – Black Crowes

Another Deal Goes Down – Steve Winwood

Rocket of Love – The Knack


Top pop hit singles in Britain – February 15, 1991

Do The Bartman – The Simpsons

3am Eternal – Klf/Children of the Revolution

Wiggle It – 2 in a Room

Only You – Praise

Why Do I Have To Do – Kylie Minogue

(I Wanna Give You) Devotion – Nomad/MC Mikee Freedom

I Believe – EMF

Get Here – Oleta Adams

Hippychick – Soho

G.L.A.D. – Kym Appleby


Top movies – week of February 15, 1991

Home Alone

White Fang

Dances With Wolves

Once Around


Kindergarten Cop


The Grifters



Flight of the Intruder


Edward Scissorhands

Green Card

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