September 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum opens in Cleveland, Ohio

Television Debut

Sep 4 Cult TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor debuts in the US

Video Music Awards

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


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

  • Sep 17 Terrence McNally's dramatic play "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 276 performances and 2 Tony Award wins

Music History

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

Album Release

Sep 25 Virgin Records releases David Bowie's 20th studio album "Outside"

  • Sep 28 American singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle in Roxbury, Massachusetts; his friend Steven Sealy is killed

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 19 Brent Faiyaz, American R&B singer (Wasting Time), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Sep 23 Aimi Kobayashi, Japanese concert pianist, born in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 9 American pop singer Chynna Phillips (27) weds American actor William Baldwin (32)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun; Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Sep 2 Vaclav Neummann, Czech conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 4 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • Sep 5 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, American pianist, dies at 95
  • Sep 9 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • Sep 12 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • Sep 19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, American blues singer, dies at 63
  • Sep 21 Vernell Townsend, American blues and gospel singer, dies at 64
  • Sep 22 (Dorothy Ann) "Dolly" Collins, British folk songwriter, piano player, and poet, dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Lawrence "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, dies at 81
  • Sep 24 Lauri Saikkola, Finnish violinist (Viipuri Philharmonic, 1923–34); Helsinki Philharmonic, 1934–65), and composer (Laulusarja; Unen kaivo), dies at 89
  • Sep 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • Sep 27 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 27 Christopher Shaw, British composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Allen Johnson, American doo-wop baritone vocalist (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), dies of cancer at 55
  • Sep 29 Seger Ellis, American jazz pianist, pop vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader, dies at 91 [1]