1995 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 1st "Glass Menagerie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances
  • Jan 1st "Shadow Box" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 1st "A Tuna Christmas" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • Jan 7th "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • Jan 7th "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
  • Jan 8th "Guys & Dolls" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 1143 performances
  • Jan 17th "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
  • Jan 20th "Love! Valor! Compassion!" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 276 performances
  • Jan 30th 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
  • Jan 30th Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of "Tonight Show"
  • Feb 2nd "Molière Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances

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Feb 6th Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Feb 9th "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances
  • Feb 23rd "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 1st 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • Mar 2nd "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opens at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Mar 10th Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • Mar 12th Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Mar 13th 9th Soul Train Music Awards: Boyz II Men, Anita Baker win
  • Mar 19th "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Mar 19th "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Mar 20th Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
  • Mar 23rd "How To Succeed in Business..." opens at R Rodgers NYC for 548 performances
  • Mar 26th "Defending the Caveman" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 671 perf
  • Mar 26th "Moliere Comedies" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Mar 30th "Arcadia" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • Apr 6th "Having Our Say" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Apr 9th "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 10th "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Apr 25th "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Apr 27th "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • Apr 30th "Blood Brothers" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 839 performances
  • Apr 30th "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Apr 30th "Rose Tattoo" opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • May 1st "On the Waterfront" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • May 2nd "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • May 3rd "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • May 7th "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • May 10th 30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire win
  • May 13th 40th Eurovision Song Contest: Secret Garden for Norway wins singing "Nocturne" in Dublin
  • May 14th "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 28th "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
  • Jun 4th "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 perf
  • Jun 5th 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire
  • Jun 8th "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Jun 10th "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Jun 15th "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • Jun 17th "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances
  • Jul 1st "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 906 performances
  • Jul 2nd "Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances
  • Jul 9th "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • Jul 16th "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Jul 16th "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
  • Jul 23rd "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances
  • Aug 6th "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
  • Aug 20th "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • Aug 27th "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 204 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 7th 12th MTV Video Music Awards: TLC, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, & Madonna win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

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Sep 12th INXS' Michael Hutchence pleads guilty to punching a photographer

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • Sep 17th "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 performances

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Sep 24th Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier

  • Sep 28th Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle
  • Oct 2nd "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Oct 4th 29th Country Music Association Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • Oct 5th "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • Oct 10th "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • Oct 12th "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • Oct 19th "Hello Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 118 performances
  • Oct 22nd "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • Oct 25th "Victor/Victoria" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 738 performances
  • Oct 29th "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC
  • Nov 1st "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances
  • Nov 2nd "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • Nov 2nd "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Nov 4th "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances

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Nov 9th "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 15th "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • Nov 19th "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Nov 19th "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Nov 19th "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Nov 20th "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
  • Nov 20th "Racing Demon" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 21st New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
  • Nov 25th "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances
  • Nov 29th "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • Dec 3rd "Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • Dec 3rd "Holiday" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Dec 6th 6th Billboard Music Awards: TLC & Hootie & The Blowfish win

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Dec 6th Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 14th "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • Dec 17th "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Dec 20th "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Dec 31st "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
  • Dec 31st "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Dec 31st "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • Dec 31st "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Dec 31st "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Dec 31st "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4th María Isabel, Spanish singer
  • Jan 12th Laurel McGoff, American singer
  • Mar 23rd Jan Lisiecki, Canadian Pianist
  • May 15th Ksenia Sitnik, Belarusian singer
  • Jun 5th Troye Mellet, Australian Actor And Singer
  • Aug 5th Devo Keenan American cellist
  • Aug 8th Malin Reitan, Norwegian singer
  • Dec 6th Joy Gruttmann, German singer

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 6th "The Beach Boys" leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson (52) weds former model Melinda Ledbetter (47) at Palos Verdes in Peninsula, California
  • Feb 19th "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 4th Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30th Country singer Rosanne Cash (39) weds record producer John Leventhal (42)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • May 20th "Eagles" singer Don Henley (47) weds model Sharon Summerall (33) in Malibu
  • Jun 10th Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26th Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7th Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

Deaths in Music

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  • Jan 1st Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Jan 1st Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • Jan 3rd Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • Jan 4th Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
  • Jan 4th Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
  • Jan 5th Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • Jan 6th James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Jan 7th Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • Jan 11th Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • Jan 11th Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 12th Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
  • Jan 13th Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • Jan 14th Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera), dies at 68
  • Jan 14th Alexander Gibson, conductor, dies at 69
  • Jan 15th Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
  • Jan 16th William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 18th Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
  • Jan 19th Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • Jan 22nd Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • Jan 23rd Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), dies at 65
  • Jan 27th Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • Jan 30th George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
  • Feb 3rd Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • Feb 4th Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • Feb 6th Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
  • Feb 12th Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
  • Feb 12th Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 12th Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • Feb 13th Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Feb 17th Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
  • Feb 17th Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
  • Feb 18th Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
  • Feb 18th Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
  • Feb 18th John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
  • Feb 18th Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
  • Feb 18th Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
  • Feb 23rd David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52
  • Feb 24th Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • Feb 25th Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
  • Feb 28th Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • Feb 28th Max Rudolf, conductor, dies at 92
  • Mar 2nd Hugo Cole, British composer and critic, dies at 77
  • Mar 4th Eden Ahbez, songwriter, dies at 86
  • Mar 5th Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies at 51
  • Mar 6th Delroy George Wilson, singer, dies at 46
  • Mar 7th John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer teacher organist, dies at 69
  • Mar 8th Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (b. 1965)
  • Mar 10th Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • Mar 11th Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
  • Mar 13th Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), dies at 65
  • Mar 14th Gerard Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 16th Sydney Simone, band leader, dies at 80
  • Mar 17th Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • Mar 18th Charles Drain, singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 18th Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Raskolnikov), dies at 84
  • Mar 19th Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician, dies at 83
  • Mar 21st Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66
  • Mar 23rd Alan Barton, singer (Smokie, Black Lace), dies in a bus crash
  • Mar 23rd Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter, dies at 61
  • Mar 23rd Ripley L. Ingram, singer, dies at 65
  • Mar 24th Joey Long, blues/cajun guitarist, dies at 62
  • Mar 26th Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright), dies at 31
  • Mar 27th Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 29th Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
  • Mar 30th Paul A Rothchild, record producer, dies at 59
  • Mar 30th Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger, dies at 82
  • Mar 31st Selena, Mexican Grammy winning singer, killed by a fan at 24
  • Apr 1st Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73
  • Apr 2nd Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • Apr 4th Peter Brinson, dance educationalist, dies at 67
  • Apr 10th Joseph Anthony "Joe" Richards, singer/actor (Colo Ranger), dies at 44
  • Apr 12th Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56
  • Apr 14th Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85
  • Apr 14th James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist, dies at 75
  • Apr 15th Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • Apr 19th "King" Herbert Whitaker, tenor sax, dies at 66
  • Apr 22nd Don Pullen, pianist/composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 23rd Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66

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Apr 25th Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Apr 30th Donald Edwin White, ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59
  • May 4th Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91
  • May 5th Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
  • May 6th Leanoard "Red" Truss, R&B singer, dies at 47
  • May 7th Ray McKinley, drummer, dies at 84
  • May 8th Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
  • May 9th Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
  • May 10th Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • May 15th Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist, dies at 68
  • May 15th Perry Lederman, folk singer, dies at 52
  • May 16th Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 17th Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, singer, dies at 72
  • May 18th Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • May 18th Gordon Reynolds, musician, dies at 74
  • May 24th Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
  • May 25th Dick Curless, singer/songwriter, dies at 63
  • May 26th Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • May 27th C W Stubblefield, music promoter, dies at 64
  • May 27th Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer, dies at 78
  • May 28th Henning Kronstam, dancer, dies at 60
  • Jun 1st Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80