1995 – Bob Dole blasts Hollywood, singling out Time Warner for “the marketing of evil” in movies and music. He later admits he hasn’t seen or heard much of what he’s criticized.
1995 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” Bryan Adams.
1995 – Hootie & the Blowfish started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album charts with ‘Cracked Rear View’. The album went on to sell over 15m copies.
1995 – Don Henley married model Sharon Summerall. Guests included Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen.
1995 – Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland is arrested in Pasadena, Calif., on charges of drug possession.
1995 – With Bill Berry fully recovered from his aneurysm, R.E.M. resume their Monster tour.
1995 – Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist’s hometown. All five played with the guitarist at his last concert Aug. 26, 1990, before his Deaths in a helicopter crash.
1995 – Oasis scored their first UK No.1 single when ‘Some Might Say’ went to the top of the UK charts.
1995 – Melissa Etheridge sets a record with back-to-back singles – “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One” – on Chart Toppers’s Hot 100 for at least 40 weeks.
1995 – James Taylor and Natalie Cole receive honorary degrees at Berklee College of Music’s 50th anniversary commencement.
1995 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was arrested on a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as two misdemeanour drug charges.
1995 – MTV announces the launch of its seventh international network, MTV Asia. The customized 24-hour English-language channel is targeted to 12-34 year-old audiences in Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore. With MTV Asia’s launch, the service is distributed to more than 5 million television homes in 11 countries.