1995 – Alice in Chains release a special vinyl edition of their album, “Alice in Chains.”
1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the induction of David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, the Shirelles, and the Velvet Underground.
1995 – Paul Anka is the featured guest on an episode of Fox-TV’s The Simpsons.
1995 – Gloria Estefan performs for Pope John Paul II as part of a gala celebration of the pontiff’s 50 years in the priesthood. She is the only pop artist to receive a call from the Pope to perform.
1995 – A Texas jury sentences Yolanda Saldivar to life in prison for the murder of Selena, the 23-year-old Tejano star.
1995 – British rocker Cliff Richard receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Sir Cliff is reputed to be the favorite singer of the 95-year-old Queen Mother.
1995 – New York City declares Oct. 24 Tony Bennett Day. The crooner celebrates the occasion with a concert at the city’s famous Radio City Music Hall.
1995 – Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders returns to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, to sing the national anthem in Game three of the World Series.
1995 – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band’s first studio album in four years, “It’s A Mystery,” is released.
1995 – Tone-Loc is told to take anger-management classes after allegedly taking his money back from a pizza deliveryman.
1995 – Former Selena fan club president Yolanda Saldivar is convicted of murdering the Tejano star outside a Texas motel on March 31, 1995. The jury deliberated only 2 1/2 hours before handing down their guilty verdict.
1995 – Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead on his tour bus from an accidental drug overdose. The band rose to fame in 1993 with the hit “No Rain.”