1995 – Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in a gun battle that kills his sister’s fiancT and riddles Brown’s car with bullets in Boston’s Roxbury section.
1995 – Stung by criticism of rap label Interscope, Time Warner severs its ties with Interscope rather than release Tha Dogg Pound’s first album, which soon debuts at No. 1 on the Chart Toppers 200.
1995 – The Velvet Undergound’s ‘Peel Slowly & See,’ a monumental five-disc boxed retrospective, is released.
1995 – Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System agree to a $7.5 million merger.
1995 – Ex-10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant kicks off her first solo tour in New Orleans with her first solo album “Tigerlily” at No. 15 on The Chart Toppers 200.
1995 – Earth, Wind and Fire is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1995 – At a Sotheby’s auction, the star lot is Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Getting Better.” It sells for $249,000.
1995 – In Hartford, Conn., David Bowie plays the opening night of his Outside tour with acolytes Nine Inch Nails in support.
1995 – Luciano Pavarotti is joined by U2 members Bono and the Edge, as well as singerproducer Brian Eno, in a benefit concert in Modena, Italy for the children of war-ravaged Bosnia.
1995 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Gangsta’s Paradise (from `Dangerous Minds’),” Coolio featuring L.V.