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Herbie Mann and Bill Evans record Nirvana, Willow Weep For me and other tracks for Atlantic Records in Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Steve Albini is born in Pasadena, California, USA. He will find success with his band Big Black, but achieve even greater recognition as a recording engineer/producer for artists including Nirvana, Electrelane, Fugazi, Cheap Trick, Joanna Newsom and The Pixies.
Kurt Cobain, future leader of Nirvana, gets his first guitar.
Selling his record collection to raise $12 for a ticket, Kurt Cobain [later to form Nirvana] goes with Buzz Osborne and Matt Lukin of The Melvins to see Black Flag at The Mountaineer Club, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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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 play at The Vogue, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Sub Pop records of Seattle, Washington, USA, is invoiced in the amount of $248 by Secord Printing of Redmond, Washington, for printing 1200 covers for the Nirvana debut album, Bleach.
Nirvana play at Speedy O'Tubbs, Bellingham, Washington, USA.
Nirvana release their debut album, Bleach, in the USA on Sub Pop Records.
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Nirvana play at Hoquiam Eagles Lodge, Hoquiam, Washington, USA.
Nirvana and Tad play at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Nirvana play at Schwimmbad, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Forum, Enger, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana record Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana spend the third of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana play at The Milestone, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Manic Nirvana by Robert Plant is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
Comedy rocker Weird Al Yankovic begins recording tracks for his album Off The Deep End in the USA. The album cover is a parody of the underwater baby shot on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind, with Yankovic pursuing a doughnut replacing the baby pursuing a dollar bill.
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 the second of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, 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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Sonic Youth, supported by Nirvana and STP play at The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, USA.
Dave Grohl lands at Sea-Tac Airport, in Seattle, Washington, USA, where he is to audition as the drummer for grunge-rock pioneers Nirvana. He stays with Kurt Cobain in his 'Hellhole' apartment in Olympia, and a few days later he gets the job.
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 perform the song Smells Like Teen Spirit live for the first time during a gig at the OK Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
The cover photograph for the Nirvana album Nervermind is shot by photographer Michael Lavine at Jay Aaron Studios in Los Angeles, California, 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.
Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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Nirvana play at JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, with The Melvins.
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.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, supported by Nirvana and Pearl Jam, play at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nirvana appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, as their album Nevermind hits No1.
On their European Tour 1992 Nirvana play at Ruissalo, Turku, Finland, Europe.
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Nirvana play at the Maritime History Museum Park, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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Nirvana release the album In Utero in the UK. On the same day, Counting Crows release their debut album, August And Everything After.
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.
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.
Queens Of The Stone Age play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters on drums.
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.
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 and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead join Slash to perform songs from his new album at the Golden God Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
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, England, UK, Europe. 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.
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.
One day after a press conference in which U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to mobilise the military in an effort to end violent protests in the wake of George Floyd's death, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic posts the following supportive statement on Facebook, "Wow!!! I know many of you can't stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech. Social media and television are looping images of societal breakdown. I agree, the president should not be sending troops into states - and he legally might not be able to anyway - nevertheless, his tone in this speech is strong and direct."
Ringo Starr releases a new 5-track EP, Zoom In, all of which was recorded in Starr's home studio. Guests on the album include Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, Ben Harper and Jenny Lewis