1995 – Janet Jackson’s “Runaway” makes history by becoming the first single by a woman to make its debut in the top 10 of Chart Toppers’s Hot 100. The single, which debuted at No. 6, is off Jackson’s greatest hits album.
1995 – Green Day turn down an invitation to play Sesame Street because “we couldn’t handle a mosh pit full of 5-year-olds.”
1995 – Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy award in 1995 for a guest appearance on the Mad About You sitcom. She won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, a few weeks after her first hits package, Twelve Deadly Cyns… and Then Some, was released. A new track, “Hey Now (Girls Just Want to […]
1995 – Singer Chynna Phillips, the daughter of Mamas and Papas stars Michelle and John Phillips, marries actor William Baldwin. Phillips’ former Wilson Phillips partners, Beach Boys’ offspring Carnie and Wendy Wilson, are also there.
1995 – Annie Lennox gave a free concert in New York’s Central Park in 1995. The performance was recorded and later packaged with her recent Medusa album to form a 2 CD set. She remained in the city for a couple of days to join Paul Simon on “Something So Right,” one of his songs […]
1995 – Hip-hop periodical Rappages Magazine presents a $10,000 check to the Minority AIDS Project in memory of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, on what would have been the rapper’s 31st Birthdays.
1995 – At Baltimore’s Camden Yards, Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis perform the national anthem before today’s Orioles game. At the game, Cal Ripken Jr. sets a new record for most consecutive games played.
1995 – Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul Weller, Manic St Preachers and The Stone Roses all recorded tracks
1995 – Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul Weller, Manic St Preachers and The Stone Roses all recorded tracks for the ‘War Child’ charity album, which was released five days later. All profits went to children caught up in the current war in former Yugoslavia.
1995 – A seven-hour concert with dozens of stars, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan, caps the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
1995 – Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly ‘You Are Not Alone’
1995 – Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly ‘You Are Not Alone’. It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at No.1.
1995 – Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong is honored on a U.S. postage stamp. The sale is kicked off with a jazz festival in New Orleans featuring Wynton Marsalis, Al Hirt, Doc Cheatham and other jazz stars.