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, 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.
, 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 play at The Vogue, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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
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.
Nirvana play at Schwimmbad, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Nirvana play at The Forum, Enger, Germany, Europe.
record Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA.
spend the third of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Manic Nirvana by Robert Plant
is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
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.
Comedy rocker Weird Al Yankovic begins recording tracks for his album
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.
, supported by Nirvana
and STP play at The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, USA.
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.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
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 appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, as their album Nevermind hits No1.
Nirvana play at the Maritime History Museum Park, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."