Highlights

Anybody who's awake and under 30 in 1995, remembers their first respective run-ins with Weezer and TLC. No wonder they take home all of the awards!

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9.7.1995, New York City: Dennis Miller, host of the 1995 Video Music Awards, is caught in a rare, smirkless moment.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Janet Jackson shares the award for Best Dance Video ("Scream") with her brother, Michael.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Only Tom Petty knows how it feels to smile down at his newly-won Moonman.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Best Female Video-winner ("Take A Bow"), Madonna presents an award in full fembot regalia at the 1995 VMAs.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Tattooed and intense, Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers gets "Warped," live at the '95 VMAs.

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9.7.1995, New York City: Fresh from the Monster tour, Michael Stipe (your crush with eyeliner) and R.E.M. perform "Wake Up Bomb" live.

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9.7.1995, New York City: When original Hairspray star Ricki Lake thinks that (then) Detroit Piston Grant Hill's ego has gotten too big for his own good...

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9.7.1995, New York City: ...the provocative Ricki Lake Show hostess goes to the audience for their opinions.

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9.7.1995, New York City: CrazySexyCool soul sistahs TLC light up the stage with mid-nineties knockout, "Creep."

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9.7.1995, New York City: Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Bill Berry of R.E.M. receive the Video Vanguard Award of 1995.

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