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Six-year-old Neil Young and his family arrive in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA, following a six-day trip from Toronto. The family stays for five months, while Neil recuperates from a bout with polio.
Chris Novoselic, bass player of Nirvana is born in Compton, California, USA.
Having just played his final gig with his band The High Flying Birds, Neil Young is headed for Sunbury, Ontario, Canada, when his 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse breaks down in Blind River. The incident will provide Young with the inspiration for his song Long May You Run.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse release a new album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, in the USA on Reprise Records.
Neil Young releases a new single, Heart Of Gold, on Reprise Records in the USA.
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Neil Young is sued by Geffen Records for $3m. The label claims that his latest album, Everybody's Rockin’, is "not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums."
Neil Young and the International Harvesters begin a North American arena tour in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Support act is Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.
Bob Dylan begins his Never Ending Tour at Concord Pavilion, Concord, California, USA, supported by The Alarm. Neil Young shows up and plays during Dylan's electric set.
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Rock censorship rears its ugly head again when MTV in the USA refuses to air the Neil Young video for his current single, This Note's For You. In the video, the hair of a Michael Jackson lookalike catches fire during filming of what appears to be a Pepsi commercial. The blaze is extinguished by 'Whitney Houston' pouring Coke on Jacko's head.
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On their Suffer tour, Bad Religion play at The Rose Club, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play their first-ever British gig, supporting their Sub Pop Records labelmates Tad at The Riverside, in Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Nirvana support TAD at the Piper Club, Rome, Italy, Europe. When Kurt Cobain becomes disenchanted with the proceedings, he climbs a speaker stack and makes his way across the stage via the lighting rig.
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Nirvana play at The HUB Ballroom, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at The Cattle Club, Sacramento, California, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Theaterfabrik, Unterfoehring, Germany, Europe.
Andy Wood, frontman of Mother Love Bone, overdoses on heroin at his apartment in Seattle, Washington, USA, just days before the band's debut LP is to be released.
Soundgarden and Faith No More play at The Silo, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Melvins play at Anthrax, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.
Bad Religion play at Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany, Europe.
The highest new entry on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia, Oceania, is Epic by Faith No More, which will peak at No1.
Faith No More play at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Soundgarden and Danzig play at The Unicorn, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
The Foo Fighters make their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Former Warner Bros UK publicists Moira Bellas and Barbra Charone start up their own company, MBC PR, in London, England, UK, Europe. The company will quickly become successful and will handle clients including Madonna, Depeche Mode, Dido, Simply Red, Robert Plant, Pearl Jam, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards and Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 to name but a few.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Velodrome, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
It is reported that Neil Young is in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, working on a new album.
Bad Religion play at The House Of Blues, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, Europe.
It is announced that a recently discovered species of trapdoor spider has been named Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi, in honour of singer-songwriter and guitarist Neil Young, by Dr. Jason E. Bond, associate professor of biology in Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, a star-studded, one night only concert celebrating folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday, is held at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. The event features forty artists representing a wide variety of musical genres and generations, including Joan Baez, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Emmylou Harris, Juanes, John Mellencamp, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, Eddie Vedder, and Keller Williams.
On his Twisted Road tour, Neil Young plays the second of two nights at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Bert Jansch.
The Foo Fighters' new single, Rope, [the first release from their imminent album, Wasting Light], makes its debut on the band's official website, foofighters.com.
It is reported that Courtney Love is being evicted from her $27,000 per month West Village townhouse in New York City, USA, after she set it on fire and seriously damaged its designer decor. Owner Donna Lyon is taking Love to court, claiming that the Hole vocalist painted over hand-finished walls, and owes over $50,000 rent.
Vampire Weekend, Pixies, Ellie Goulding, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Johnny Marr and others play in the Lollapalooza Festival at Hipódromo de San Isidro, San Isidro, Argentina, South America.
Iconic record company Sub-Pop Records opens a record store in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Royal Blood play at The Spa, Bridlington, UK.
Drenge play at The Sage, Gateshead, UK.
The Foo Fighters play the first of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, UK, supported by Royal Blood.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the iHeartRadio Theater, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The Telekom Street Gig, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at the Los Angeles Rams pre-game performance, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The O2 Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Jack Irons.
On their The Getaway World Tour The Red Hot Chili Peppers play the second of two nights at The Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Neil Young and Promise Of The Real release their new studio album The Visitor on Reprise Records.
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