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The Famous Ward Singers record That's Enough For Me, I'm Holding On, This Little Light Of Mine and He Delivered Me, for Savoy Records in 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.
British psychedelic band Nirvana registers its name as a business name under the provisions of the Business Names Act 1916.
Kurt Cobain, future leader of Nirvana, gets his first guitar.
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].
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, not yet having formed Nirvana, moves into the first house he has rented on his own, on East Second Street, Aberdeen, Washington, USA, with Matt Lukin of The Melvins. He is currently working part-time as a maintenance man at the Polynesian Inn Resort, Ocean Shores, to pay the rent.
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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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Mudhoney, Nirvana and Catbutt play at The Center For Contemporary Arts, Seattle, 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 Negativ, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Kozos Rendezvenye, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
On a rare day off during a European tour, the members of Nirvana visit the Coliseum and the Vatican, in Rome, Italy, Europe.
Nirvana play at Ugdo, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
Nirvana mix Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, 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 Kennel Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
David Geffen, head of Geffen Records, founds a new subsidiary label, DGC, to market alternative rock acts. The label roster will include Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Counting Crows, Beck and Weezer, before merging with Interscope in 1999.
Nirvana spend the first of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana spend the second of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana have the last of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. USA. On the same day, they play a show with Tad at local club The Underground.
Nirvana play at The Olde Club, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA, with Alannah Myles.
Sonic Youth play at The Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, supported by Nirvana.
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Sonic Youth play at the Melody Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, USA, supported by Nirvana.
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Nirvana begin a UK tour at Goldwyn's Suite, Birmingham, UK.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
Dinosaur Jr play at the Pompadour Rock'n'Roll Club, Salt Lake City, Utah, supported by Nirvana.
Nirvana film a video for their single Smells Like Teen Spirit at GMT Studios in Culver City, California, USA. Costing less than $50,000 to make, the shoot features real Nirvana fans as the audience.
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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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.
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 play at Kryptonight, Baricella, Italy, Europe.
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.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana is arrested following a fight with his wife, Courtney Love, at their home in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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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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.
When The Foo Fightersplay a low-key show at Paladino's, Tarzana, California, USA, they are joined by former Nirvana colleague Krist Novoselic. The audience includes Amanda Seyfried, Juliette Lewis, Ryan Phillippe and Tony Kanal of No Doubt.
The 2011 NME Awards are held at the O2 Academy, Brixton, London, England, UK, Europe. Award winners include Muse, My Chemical Romance, Dave Grohl and Lady Gaga. One musical highlight of the night is a joint performance featuring Roger Daltrey of The Who and Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters.
After being estranged for three years, Courtney Love communicates via a series of Twitter messages with her daughter Frances Bean Cobain. Twenty-year-old Frances Bean is the daughter of Love and deceased Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain.
Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Nils Lofgren and Krist Novoselic are among those attending the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 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.
A BBCtv-funded all-star rendition of The Beach Boys classic God Only Knows is aired for the first time at 8.00pm in the UK. This new performance features Brian Wilson (the song’s writer) Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland. They are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
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.