Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Random selection from around 210 Facts
Click to filter results

Filter to between years

Date:

Topic:

Genre:

Location:

Nirvana

Pirate radio deejay John Peel chooses Tiny Goddess, the debut single by psychedelic duo Nirvana, as his Radio London Climber Of The Week.
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.
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.
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].
Nirvana are recording their debut album, Bleach, at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Seattle, Washington.
Nirvana's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach, begins at The Covered Wagon in San Francisco, California, USA.
Haircut One Hundred release their debut album, Pelican West, on Arista Records in the UK.
Nirvana play at Hoquiam Eagles Lodge, Hoquiam, Washington, USA.
Nirvana release their debut album, Bleach, in the UK.
Read More
Nirvana play at The Rose Club, Koln, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Alhambra, Oldenburg, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at Schwimmbad, Heidelberg, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Bloom Club, Mezzago, Italy, 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.
Read More
Nirvana play at Rignall Hall, Olympia, Washington.
Nirvana play at Legends, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr, supported by Nirvana, play at Iguana’s, Tijuana, Mexico.
Nirvana spend the first of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana spend the third 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 The Olde Club, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nirvana play at The Casbah, San Diego, 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.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, supported by Chris Robinson's Flying Circus.
Buck Ram, American music biz manager and composer of hits for The Platters, dies in Las vegas, nevada, USA. On the same day, Nirvana play at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA, 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.
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.
Read More
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.
Nevermind by Nirvana is certified as a US double platinum album by the R.I.A.A.
Nirvana appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, as their album Nevermind hits No1.
Nevermind by Nirvana reaches No1 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA, establishing the widespread popularity of Grunge.
Read More
Nirvana arrive in Australia, Oceania, for live dates as part of their Nevermind world tour.
Nirvana play the first of three nights at The Palace, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, wearing his pyjamas, marries Courtney Love of Hole in Waikiki, Hawaii, USA.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, hospitalised in Rome, Italy, Europe, in a coma after an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs, wakes up and asks for a milkshake.
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana commits suicide in Seattle, Washington. His body will not be discovered until three days later.
The death certificate for Kurt Cobain of Nirvana states the cause of his death to have been "Contact perforating shotgun wound to head (mouth)".
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.
Read More
Following objections from citizens of Aberdeen, Washington, 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."
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 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.
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.
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Joan Jett are among the celebrities attending the premiere of "Sound City" at ArcLight Cinemas' Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, 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.
Dave Grohl and Slash are among those paying tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetary, Los Angeles, California, USA. Others in attendance include Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, Anthrax frontman Scott Ian, Brian May of Queen and Gene Simmons of Kiss.
1962
2016