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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.
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 of Nirvana 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.
Nirvana 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.
Nirvana record Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana 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.
Nirvana 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 The Man Ray Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Nirvana play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nirvana play at The Casbah, San Diego, California, USA.
Sonic Youth play at the Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA, supported by Nirvana.
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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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Nirvana play at The Polytechnic, Leeds, UK.
Buck Ram, American music biz manager and composer of hits for The Platters, dies. On the same day, Nirvana play at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, supported by The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam.
The cover photograph for the Nirvana album Nervermind is shot by photographer Michael Lavine at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nirvana release a new single, Smells Like Teen Spirit, in the USA.
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.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole decide to get married. On the same day, Nirvana plays at the Kilburn National, London, UK.
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. It will peak at No6 during a nineteen-week run on the chart.
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.
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.
When Nirvana 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.
Nirvana release the album In Utero in the UK. On the same day, Counting Crows release their debut album, August And Everything After.
Nirvana 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 is.
Kurt Cobain 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.
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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.
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic files to run for county clerk in Wahkiakum County, Washington, as a member of the "Grange Party" in a bid to bring attention to problems he sees in the Top Two primary election system.
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.
Them Crooked Vultures, a 'supergroup' featuring Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, play their first live concert, at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during the Lollapalooza festival weekend.
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.
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.
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt are inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center in New York City, 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.
Dave Grohl 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.
During the 3rd North American leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at The BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993. At this show, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters joins them during their performance of Paradise City.