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Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Courtney Michelle Menely is born in San Francisco, California, USA. She will court international notoriety as Courtney Love, wife of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, and as the singer in her own band, Hole.
People for Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] is incorporated. PETA's work in alerting the world to the suffering of animals, usually as part of our food chain, has influenced and/or inspired many artists to compose songs on the same theme, notably The Smiths' Meat is Murder [1985], Nirvana's Something In The Way [1991] and NOFX's Clams Have Feelings Too [2000].
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 Tom Tom Club play at The Ritz, New York City, they are joined on stage by David Byrne and Jerry Harrison, thus bringing about the first live appearance by Talking Heads since 1984. On the same day, when Nirvana play at the Pyramid Club, New York City, 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.
Nirvana play their first-ever UK gig, supporting their Sub Pop Records labelmates Tad at The Riverside, in Newcastle.
Austin, Texas-based indie rocker Daniel Johnson releases a new album, 1990, in the USA. Johnson counts Kurt Cobain of Nirvana among his fans.
Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees is working on his solo album The Winding Sheet, at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is aided and abetted on the album by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
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Nirvana play at The HUB Ballroom, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at Rignall Hall, Olympia, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at Legends, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr, supported by Nirvana, play at the Kennel Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at Bogart’s, Long Beach, California, USA.
Dinosaur Jr, supported by Nirvana, finish a brief tour with a show at The Mason Jar, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Nirvana, Tad and Victim's Family play at The 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the first of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the second of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Dale Crover takes over on drums with Nirvana for a very short tour until the band finds a permanent replacement drummer in the wake of Chad Channing's departure. On this day, Nirvana earn $300 playing as support to Sonic Youth at Calamity Jayne's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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Nirvana play at The Casbah, San Diego, California, USA.
Sonic Youth, supported by Nirvana and STP play at The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, USA.
Sonic Youth play at The Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, supported by Nirvana.
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On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by Chris Robinson's Flying Circus.
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.
Nirvana play at The Polytechnic, Leeds, UK.
Nirvana play at The Polytechnic, Leeds, UK.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
Nirvana begin recording the album Nevermind at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California, USA.
The cover photograph for the Nirvana album Nervermind is shot by photographer Michael Lavine at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hole, a band led by Courtney Love, future wife of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, releases its debut album, Pretty On The Inside, in the USA.
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.
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.
Nirvana appear on UK tv show Tonight With Jonathan Ross. Their host announces that they will play Lithium, but they launch into the rather less viewer-friendly Territorial Pissings instead, then trash their gear.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, supported by Nirvana and Pearl Jam, play at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nevermind by Nirvana is certified as a US double platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
Nevermind by Nirvana reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA, establishing the widespread popularity of Grunge.
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Nirvana appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, as their album Nevermind hits No1.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana is arrested following a fight with his wife, Courtney Love, at their home in Seattle, Washington.
Nirvana release the album In Utero in the UK. On the same day, Counting Crows release their debut album, August And Everything After.
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.
Red Octane launch a new game, Guitar Hero : On Tour, a portable game employing the same rhythm-based "play to the music" gameplay of the Guitar Hero console game, and including songs from Nirvana, OK Go, and No Doubt, enabling gamers to rock out to tunes by some of their own guitar heroes.
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.
Attorneys tell a judge in Los Angeles, California, USA, that $1m lawsuit between Courtney Love and management firm London And Co over rights to Nirvana songs, has been settled out of court. The case is dismissed.
A private view of the exhibition Storm Troopers in Stilletos celebrating 40 years of Queen, is held at the Old Truman Brewery in London, UK. Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters turn up and spend time with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor.
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.
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.
Members of Foo Fighters, Pantera, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Black Label Society, Machine Head, Hatebreed, Stone Sour, Type O Negative, Danzig, King's X, Devil Driver, Prong, Kyng and Armored Saint play as part of Dimebash 2016 at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.