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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.
Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard is born in Strijen, Netherlands, Europe. He will find massive international acclaim as Anton Corbijn, the long-term creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2. Corbijn's unique style has also graced works by Coldplay, Nirvana, Bryan Adams and others.
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.
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.
Chris Novoselic, bass player of Nirvana is born in Compton, California, USA.
Kurt Cobain, future leader of Nirvana, gets his first guitar.
Gerald Arthur Friend is convicted of having repeatedly raped and tortured a fourteen-year-old girl while she was tied to a pulley suspended from the ceiling of his mobile home in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana will write the song Polly after being horrified by reading a newspaper report about Friend.
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's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach, begins at The Covered Wagon in San Francisco, California, USA.
Nirvana play at Green Street Station, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Kurt Cobain, having broken his guitar the night before, performs the entire set without one.
Mudhoney, Nirvana and Catbutt play at The Center For Contemporary Arts, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana arrive in London to begin their first European tour, co-headlining with Sub Pop Records labelmates Tad.
London Calling by The Clash tops the Rolling Stone magazine critics' list of the Top 100 Albums of the 80s.
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.
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Austin, Texas-based indie rocker Daniel Johnson releases a new album, 1990, in the USA. Johnson counts Kurt Cobain of Nirvana among his fans.
Nirvana mix Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at The HUB Ballroom, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nirvana play at Rignall Hall, Olympia, Washington, USA.
Dinosaur Jr., supported by Nirvana, play at The Cattle Club, Sacramento, 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 third of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana spend the fourth of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Nirvana play their much-bootlegged Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, concert. Support bands on this show are Tad and Victim's Family.
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Nirvana play at The Olde Club, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nirvana play in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. During the day, Kurt Cobain rings his girlfriend, Tracy, and tells her that he does not want to live with her, but he would like them to continue as girlfriend and boyfriend.
Nirvana play at The 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
Manic Nirvana by Robert Plant is certified as a platinum album in Canada.
On his Manic Nirvana tour, Robert Plant plays the first of two nights at Great Woods Amphitheatre, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA.
Sonic Youth, supported by Nirvana and STP play at The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, USA.
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.
Dinosaur Jr play at The Palladium, Hollywood, California, supported by Nirvana and Hole.
Nirvana release their second LP, Nevermind, on DGC Records in the USA.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers, supported by Nirvana and Pearl Jam, play at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
With their album Nevermind having gone double-platinum just a week earlier, Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic take to the stage of Seattle, Washington's Crocodile Cafe, [owned by Stephanie Dorgan, wife of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck] under the pseudonym Melvana, the name reflecting the presence of The Melvins' Buzz Osbourne on guitar and vocals.
Nirvana arrive in Australia, Oceania, for live dates as part of their Nevermind world tour.
When Nirvana play at Reading Festival, Reading, UK, Kurt Cobain provides the highlight of the day when he takes to the stage in a wheelchair, wearing a white dress and a ladies wig.
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 annual Forbes listing of the earnings of dead stars reveals that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana has overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity.
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 The Metro, Chicago, Illinois, during the Lollapalooza festival weekend.
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.
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, UK. 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.
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.
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt are inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an 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.