1995 in music
1994 in music,
other events of 1995,
1996 in music and the
list of 'years in music'.
- January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. Garcia is not injured in the accident.
- February 6 - Rapper Tupac Shakur is sentenced to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison on a sexual assault charge.
- February 19 - Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee marries Bay Watch[?] actress Pamela Anderson on a beach in Cancun[?]. (The bride wore a white bikini.)
- February 25 - Lyle Lovett[?] has an accident while riding his motorcycle in Mexico, breaking his collarbone. The accident prevented Lovett from attending the Grammy Awards. (He ended up winning 2 awards)
- March 1 - R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry[?] leaves the stage during a Switzerland concert after suffering a brain aneurysm[?], which required imediate surgery
- March 3 - R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry[?] undergoes successful brain surgery, following a brain aneurysm[?] two days earlier in Switzerland.
- March 17 - Madonna holds a premiere for her new Bedtime Stories video. The party is called the "world's biggest pajama party" due to the fact that the 1500 guests wear pj's and teddy bears.
- March 25 - In New Zealand, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is rescued after being carried 250 feet offshore by a riptide.
- March 28 - Lyle Lovett[?] and actress Julia Roberts announced that they were separating after 21 months of marriage
- March 31 - Selena is shot and killed by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, who had been fired for embezzlement.
- April 29 - Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility. Shakur is serving a 4 1/2 year jail term on sexual assault charges
- May 5 - Guns 'N Roses drummer Steven Adler[?] is arraigned on a felony count of possession of heroin, in addition to two misdemeanor drug charges.
- August - The First Tibetan Freedom Concert is organized by Adam Yauch[?] of the Beastie Boys in Los Angeles. The proceeds from the ticket event go to the Millareppa Foundation[?], which exposes human rights violations in Tibet by the Chinese government. Artists appearing included The Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and A Tribe Called Quest.
- November 19 - Part One of The Beatles Anthology television mini-series airs on ABC. The first installment ends with the music video for "Free As A Bird", the first new Beatles recording since their break up in 1970.
- November 20 - Part Two of The Beatles Anthology television mini-series airs on ABC. (Volume One of The Beatles Anthology CD series is also released on this day.)
- November 21 - Part Three of The Beatles Anthology television mini-series airs on ABC.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Sam Phillips makes her motion picture debut in the Bruce Willis action film, Die Hard With a Vengeance[?]. Phillips plays one of the main terrorists in the film.
- 3 members R.E.M., Bill Berry[?], Mike Mills[?] and Michael Stipe, fall ill to various illnesses while on the "Monster Tour". Berry suffered an aneurism[?] which required imediate surgery, Stipe suffered a hiatal hernia[?] and Mills underwent an appendectmy[?].
- Nada Surf's career begins
- Nada Surf recorded High/Low, which will be a blockbuster album in 1996
- Phil Collins recorded Dance Into the Light[?], which will be a blockbuster album in 1996
- Tool recorded Ænima, which will be a blockbuster album in 1996
- MxPx releases Teenage Politics
- The Offspring re-issues The Offspring (the 1989 album)
- Lit performs for the first time
- System of a Down form
- The Ataris form
- Days of the New[?] form
- Eve 6 form
- Godsmack form
- Nickelback form
- Coal Chamber form
- Winger disband
- February 18 - Bob Stinson[?], The Replacements, complications caused by drug and alcohol abuse
- February 23 - Melvin Franklin[?], The Temptations, brain seizure
- March 26 - Eazy-E (31), AIDS
- March 31 - Selena
- April 14 - Burl Ives
- August 19 - Pierre Schaeffer, composer and pioneer of musique concrete
- August 23 - Dwayne Goettel[?], Skinny Puppy, drug overdose
- Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead
- Dean Martin
- November 21 - Peter Grant[?], manager of The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, myocardial infarction