1994 – Young Atlanta singer Usher releases his self-titled debut album on La Face Records. Featuring the hit single “Think of You,” it reaches No. 167 in the Billboard 200.
1994 – Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant share a stage to record an episode of MTV Unplugged. The success of the show leads to two more albums and several tours by the duo.
1994 – Jimmy Buffett ends up in the drink after his plane turns over follow a takeoff from Nantucket. Buffett escapes the plane and swims to safety.
1994 – Christie Brinkley will now have to be an uptown girl without her downtown guy, as a judge dissolves her marriage to Billy Joel.
1994 – Bob Dylan plays his 600th concert on the so-called Neverending Tour in Columbus, Ohio.
1994 – According to reports in today’s press, Paula Abdul is undergoing treatment in Tulsa, Okla., for an eating disorder.
1994 – On the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, Santana performs at Woodstock II.
1994 – During “Woodstock Weekend,” MTV debuted “The Goods,” its electronic retailing test, offering Woodstock memorabilia otherwise only available to attendees of the events. “The Goods” continued through 1994 with “Beavis and Butt-Head Mega Model Jam” and the “Rolling Stone Voodoo Lounge Tour.
1994 – Woodstock ’94 kicks off in Saugerties, N.Y. The eclectic lineup includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and Aerosmith.
1994 – Celebrity accountant Martin Stainton vanishes. Some think he’s taken a lot of Rod Stewart’s, Tina Turner’s, and Simple Minds’ money with him.
1994 – Lisa Loeb started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Stay (I Missed You), a No.6 hit in the UK.
1994 – Billy Idol is admitted to Burbank, Calif.’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center after collapsing from a drug overdose in a Los Angeles nightclub. He’s released two days later.