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Pirate radio deejay John Peel chooses Tiny Goddess, the debut single by psychedelic duo Nirvana, as his Radio London Climber Of The Week.
Chris Novoselic, bass player of Nirvana is born in Compton, California, USA.
Chris Blackwell, MD of Island Records, writes to British psychedelic band Nirvana relinquishing all of the company's rights to the name of the band.
Kurt Cobain, later to lead Nirvana, sends a tape of demos he had recorded the previous day to a number of record labels in the USA. None of them will even reply.
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Nirvana's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach, begins at The Covered Wagon in San Francisco, California, USA.
Nirvana's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach, begins at the Covered Wagon in San Francisco, California.
When Nirvana play at the Pyramid Club, New York City, USA, as part of the New Music Seminar, guitarist Jason Everman quits the group.
Nirvana arrive in London to begin their first European tour, co-headlining with Sub Pop Records labelmates Tad.
London Calling by The Clash tops the Rolling Stone magazine critics' list of the Top 100 Albums of the 80s. On the same day, Nirvana and their Sub Pop Records labelmates Tad play at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Austin, Texas-based indie rocker Daniel Johnson releases a new album, 1990, in the USA. Johnson counts Kurt Cobain of Nirvana among his fans.
Dinosaur Jr, supported by Nirvana, play at Iguana’s, Tijuana, Mexico.
Nirvana play at Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA
Nirvana spend the fourth of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana have the last of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. USA. On the same day, they play a show with Tad at local club The Underground.
Nirvana, Tad and Victim's Family play at The 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Nirvana play at Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Nirvana play at The Olde Club, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nirvana play at The Milestone, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Nirvana play at Stache's, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Barbed Wire Dolls. Tickets cost $4 in advance, $6 on the door.
Manic Nirvana by Robert Plant is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
Nirvana record their single, Sliver. On hearing the first line of this song, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer will be inspired to write Heart Songs.
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On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Nirvana play at The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nirvana play at The Motor Sports International Garage, Seattle, Washington, USA, supported by The Melvins, Dwarves and Derelicts. A classic photograph of Kurt Cobain in tears is taken backstage after the show by Ian Tilton of Sounds magazine.
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At the Dutchman rehearsal room, Seattle, Washington, USA, Dave Grohl auditions to become the new drummer in Nirvana. Later in the day, while playing an acoustic solo spot on KAOS radio, Kurt Cobain announces that Grohl is the band’s new drummer.
Dinosaur Jr play at The Palladium, Hollywood, California, supported by Nirvana and Hole.
Pearl Jam release their debut album, Ten, in the USA. On the same day, in advance of release, the single Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana is sent out to radio deejays.
Nirvana release a new single, Smells Like Teen Spirit, in the USA.
Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Nirvana appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, as their album Nevermind hits No1.
Nirvana release the album In Utero in the UK. On the same day, Counting Crows release their debut album, August And Everything After.
The new Nirvana album, In Utero, debuts at the No1 position on the UK charts.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana commits suicide in Seattle, Washington. His body will not be discovered until three days later.
Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard goes to Buckingham Palace, London, to collect a knighthood. On the same day, Hole singer Courtney Love and former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are sued by a German promoter over Nirvana's failure to perform concerts after Kurt Cobain's suicide in April of the previous year.
When Courtney Love appears on the ABC TV show '10 Most Fascinating People' in the USA, she states that she wished she had done 'eight thousand million things differently' to have prevented the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, Jessie Hughes of The Eagles Of Death Metal and Fiona Apple take part in a benefit concert for the American Red Cross in Los Angeles, California, USA. The show is hosted by Tenacious D.
The Beaconsfield Mine collapse occurs in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania. Of the seventeen people who were in the mine, one is killed, fourteen escape immediately following the collapse, but the remaining two are trapped underground. One of the pair, Brant Webb, requests that an iPod be sent down to them, filled with Foo Fighters songs. When Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters learns of this request, he will become inspired to write the acoustic instrumental composition Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners.
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The annual Forbes listing of the earnings of dead stars reveals that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana has overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity.
The American Express Co files suit in Los Angeles against Courtney Love, widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, alleging that she owes more than $350,000 on her AmEx Gold card.
Following objections from citizens of Aberdeen, Washington, USA, the last three letters of the word 'fuck' are removed from a granite plaque in memory of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in the town's Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park. The edited plaque is then returned to the park. The full quote which had incensed the citizens was, "Drugs are bad for you. They will fuck you up."
Them Crooked Vultures, a 'supergroup' featuring Queens of the Stone Ages' Josh Homme, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, play their second live concert, at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland.
Guardianship of seventeen year old Frances Bean Cobain is awarded to Wendy O'Connor and Kimberly Dawn Cobain, the mother and sister of Frances' late Nirvana frontman father Kurt Cobain. Frances is, by this decision, removed from the custody of Cobain's wife Courtney Love.
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters berates a man fighting in the crowd and has him ejected during the band's iTunes Festival gig at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK. The show also features guest appearances by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, while Lemmy of Motorhead and Paul Weller are also in attendance.
Courtney Love storms offstage during Hole's performance at the SWU Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, South America, after a crowd member holds up a picture of her late husband, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Joan Jett are among the celebrities attending the premiere of "Sound City" at ArcLight Cinemas' Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jonathan Poneman, co-founder of Sub Pop Records, which launched Nirvana, is presented with the Independent Spirit Award on the opening night of Music Biz 2014, the annual convention of the Music Business Association at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California, USA.
A BBCtv-funded all-star rendition of The Beach Boys classic God Only Knows is aired for the first time at 8.00pm in the UK. This new performance features Brian Wilson (the song’s writer) Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland. They are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Dave Grohl and Slash are among those paying tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetary, Los Angeles, California, USA. Others in attendance include Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, Anthrax frontman Scott Ian, Brian May of Queen and Gene Simmons of Kiss.