1995 – Jazz cornetist Don Cherry dies in Malaga, Spain. He was also the father of Neneh and Eagle-Eye Cherry.
1995 – Sting’s former financial adviser, convicted of bilking the singer to the tune of $9.4 million, is sentenced in a London court to six years in jail.
1995 – Rhino Home Video releases 58 episodes of “The Monkees” on 21 cassettes – the largest video boxed set ever.
1995 – Rap musician Tupac Shakur is released from prison on $1.4 million bail, just eight months after a judge sentenced him to a jail term of up to 4 years for sexual assault. Shakur, 23, is released pending an appeal of his conviction.
1995 – Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive II,” is released. The album is the sequel to his 1965 smash “Frampton Comes Alive” – the best-selling live album in history.
1995 – Tupac Shakur was released from Clinton Correctional Prison on $1.4 Million bail which was posted by Suge Knight. In return 2Pac signed a three album deal with Knight’s Death Row Records.
1995 – Tone-Loc is well and truly busted. Los Angeles cops arrest him for allegedly taking $80 from a pizza parlor. The rapper said he took his own money back after arguing with the owner, but later pleads no contest.
1995 – David Bowie releases 1. Outside. The obtuse album – purportedly about an “art detective” – is his first collaboration with Brian Eno since the Berlin trilogy.
1995 – The musical Kristina Fran Duvelma premieres at the Storan Theatre in Malmo, Sweden. It’s the latest product of the pens of Abba songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.
1995 – Peter Frampton kicks off a tour in Boston three days before the release of “Frampton Comes Alive II,” the sequel to his 1975 smash “Frampton Comes Alive” – the best-selling live album in history.
1995 – “Grind,” the first track from Alice in Chains’ eponymous album is released to radio via satellite uplink to stem the excessive spread of taped copies of the song. Earlier in October, the song had been leaked to radio prematurely.
1995 – Alan Jackson wins the prestigious entertainer of the year award at the annual Country Music Association’s award ceremony. Alison Krauss sweeps top female vocalist. Vince Gill wins top male vocalist.