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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1995

Musical Events Making the News in 1995


Tuesday 7th February 1995
Rapper Tupac Shakur is sentenced to one-to-four-and-a-half years in jail for sexual abuse.
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Friday 26th May 1995
Rapper Flavor Flav (William Drayton) of the group Public Enemy is sentenced to three months in jail for firing a gun at a neighbor in his NY apartment.

 
Wednesday 14th June 1995
Artist Rory Gallagher died.
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Friday 7th July 1995
Rod Stewart's jet made a forced emergency landing after a mid-air collision with a bird.
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Wednesday 9th August 1995
Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia dies of a heart attack while undergoing drug rehabilitation. He was 53.

 
Thursday 14th September 1995
Paul McCartney's hand written lyrics for "Getting Better" sell for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

 
Tuesday 31st October 1995
River Phoenix dies.

 
Tuesday 21st November 1995
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong is arrested for dropping his pants at a concert in Milwaukee. He is fined $141.

 

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