Nirvana History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Single

1991-09-10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X

Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Music releaseAlbum Release

1991-09-24 Rock band Nirvana release their 2nd studio album "Nevermind"

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-05-16 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2014-04-01 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl

Birthdays in Music

  • 1965-05-16 Krist Novoselic, American rock bassist, and accordion player (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Giants In The Trees), born in Compton, California
  • 1967-01-31 Chad Channing, American rock drummer (Nirvana, 1988-90), and bass player (Before Cars, 2006-present), born in Santa Rosa, California

Person of interestKurt Cobain

1967-02-20 Kurt Cobain, American rock singer-songwriter (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1994)

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Person of interestDave Grohl

1969-01-14 Dave Grohl, American drummer, singer-songwriter (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), born in Warren, Ohio

Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl
  • 1991-07-09 Spencer Elden, Baby and model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album

Deaths in Music


Person of interestKurt Cobain

1994-04-05 Kurt Cobain, American grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide at 27 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain


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