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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.
British psychedelic band Nirvana
registers its name as a business name under the provisions of the Business Names Act 1916.
, 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.
, 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.
, 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.
, 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.
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
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.
spend the first of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
spend the second of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
of Nirvana and Courtney Love of Hole decide to get married. On the same day, Nirvana plays at the Kilburn National, London, UK.
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.
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
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.
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.
McCartney, the surviving members of Nirvana
, Bruce Springsteen
, Billy Joel
, The Who, The Rolling Stones
, Roger Waters
, Bon Jovi
, Kanye West
and others play in the Hurricane Sandy Benefit
at Madison Square Garden
, New York
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
, 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.