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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
. Corbijn's unique style has also graced works by Coldplay
, Nirvana, Bryan Adams
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.
, future leader of Nirvana, gets his first guitar.
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
will write the song Polly
being horrified by reading a newspaper report about Friend.
, 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's tour in support of their debut album, Bleach
, begins at The Covered Wagon in San Francisco
, California, USA.
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.
, 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
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.
Austin, Texas-based indie rocker Daniel Johnson releases a new album, 1990, in the USA. Johnson counts Kurt Cobain
among his fans.
mix Sappy at Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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.
spend the first of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
spend the third of five days recording at Smart Studios, owned by producer Butch Vig, in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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.
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.
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.
, supported by Nirvana
and STP play at The Crest Theater, Sacramento, California, USA.
Nirvana play at The Polytechnic, Leeds, UK.
Seattle grunge rockers Nirvana formally sign with Geffen Records.
Dinosaur Jr play at The Palladium,
Hollywood, California, supported by Nirvana and Hole.
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.
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.
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.