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Gerald Arthur Friend
is convicted of having repeatedly raped and tortured a fourteen-year-old girl while she was tied to a pulley suspended from the ceiling of his mobile home in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Kurt Cobain
will write the song Polly
after being horrified by reading a newspaper report about Friend.
Nirvana's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach
, begins at The Covered Wagon in San Francisco
, California, USA.
play at Green Street Station, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Kurt Cobain
, having broken his guitar the night before, performs the entire set without one.
record Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA.
play at Satyricon, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Dinosaur Jr. begin a tour of the West Coast of the USA, supported by Nirvana, at Pine Street Theater, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana
, play at The Cactus Club, San Jose, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at The Cattle Club, Sacramento, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Raji’s, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Bogart’s, Long Beach, California, USA.
spend the first of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana play at Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nirvana play at Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
play at The Casbah, San Diego, California, USA.
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.
Nirvana play at The Polytechnic, Leeds, UK.
When Nirvana play at The Fox Theatre in Portland, Oregon, they are told that their single, Smells Like Teen Spirit
, has gone gold in the USA. Also on the bill are Mudhoney
of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole decide to get married. On the same day, Nirvana plays at the Kilburn National, London, UK.
Nevermind by Nirvana is certified as a US double platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
With their album Nevermind
having gone double-platinum just a week earlier, Nirvana's Dave Grohl
and Krist Novoselic take to the stage of Seattle, Washington's Crocodile Cafe
, [owned by Stephanie Dorgan, wife of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck] under the pseudonym Melvana, the name reflecting the presence of The Melvins
' Buzz Osbourne on guitar and vocals.
Nirvana play the first of three nights at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
play at the MTV Video Music Awards, bassist Krist Novoselic throws his instrument high into the air at the end of their performance of Lithium
. Unfortunately, on its way back to earth, the instrument strikes him in the head and knocks him to the ground.
record their MTV Unplugged
session at Sony Music Studios in New York City, USA. it will later be released as an acoustic live album.
When police arrest repeat offender criminal Richard Allen Davis
on the Coyote Valley Indian Reservation near Ukiah, California, USA, for parole violation, he is subsequently identified as the kidnapper and killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas
of Petaluma, California, USA. The song Polly, by Nirvana, is not about Polly Klaas but the 1994 song Kidnapped by Arcade
of Nirvana commits suicide in Seattle, Washington. His body will not be discovered until three days later.
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
Judge Robert Alsdorf turns down a request from former Nirvana
members Dave Grohl
and Krist Novoselic
to have Kurt Cobain
's widow, Courtney Love
tested by a psychiatrist. Grohl and Novoselic had claimed that Love, their partner in the Nirvana-related company LLC, had been behaving so irrationally that she should be tested.
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
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 city of Warren, Ohio, USA, honours local-born boy Dave Grohl
of Foo Fighters
and Nirvana by naming a street after him. Market Alley in Warren's downtown area is re-named David Grohl Alley, and the town hosts a week-long Music Is Art festival as part of the celebration.
A private view of the exhibition Storm Troopers in Stilletos
celebrating 40 years of Queen
, is held at the Old Truman Brewery in London, England, UK, Europe. Dave Grohl
, Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters
turn up and spend time with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Chasing Pavements by Adele
, Love Story by Taylor Swift
and Come as You Are by Nirvana are added to the catalogue of songs available as sheet music and audio download bundles for Rock And Pop exams from exam board Trinity College London, UK.
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.
of Foo Fighters
is spotted hanging out with Courtney Love at the launch party for Danny Clinch’s photo book Still Moving at The McKittrick Hotel, New York City, USA. They are overheard making a $10,000 bet on who could get the most strippers at Scores. (Love was formerly a stripper herself). Other guests at the event include Michael Stipe.