1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens in Cleveland. The city is argued to be the birthplace of rock beginning in the rooms of radio station WMMS, where disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term “rock ‘n’ roll” in the early 1950s.
1995 – Sterling Morrison, a founding member of the Velvet Underground, dies at his home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after a lengthy battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 53.
1995 – James Taylor is joined by his former wife, Carly Simon, at “Livestock ’95,” a benefit performance for the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society. It’s the first time the once-wed singers have performed on the same stage in 16 years.
1995 – In Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., James Taylor and his ex-wife Carly Simon share a stage for the first time in 16 years. The couple divorced in 1983.
1995 – While shooting the music video for Meat Loaf’s “I’d Lie for You (And That’s The Truth,” a pilot and cameraman are killed in a helicopter crash in the Sequoia National
1995 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Are Not Alone,” Michael Jackson.
1995 – Oingo Boingo announce they are splitting up. Three million Americans subsequently set themselves on fire. Are these two not-entirely-true incidents related?
1995 – Neil Young played the Reading Festival in Reading, U.K., in 1995. Half of the songs he performed were from his new Mirror Ball LP. Backing him in the studio and at the concert were members of Pearl Jam, as they also played some Neil classics, songs like “The Needle and the Damage Done,” […]
1995 – Ronnie White of the Miracles dies at age 57 of leukemia. White wrote the Temptations’ hit “My Girl” with Smokey Robinson. The Miracles racked up 29 top 40 songs including “Love Machine” between 1960 and 1977 and gave the Motown record label its first million-seller with the 1961 hit “Shop Around.”
1995 – Seal hit number 1 in 1995 when “Kiss From a Rose” had its only week at the top. The song was included in the Batman Forever movie, as well as on his second self-titled album. “Kiss From a Rose” would eventually win Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and […]
1995 – Bass player Doug Stegmeyer shot himself dead. He’d worked with many artists including Billy Joel
1995 – Bass player Doug Stegmeyer shot himself dead. He’d worked with many artists including Billy Joel Hall and Oates and The Carpenters. Career Doug Stegmeyer met Russell Javors in high school. At age 15, Javors was performing songs with childhood friend Liberty DeVitto. From then, the boys, along with Howard Emerson, formed the band Topper. […]
1995 – Dwayne Goettel of the industrial rock group Skinny Puppy is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose at his parents’ home in Canada.