Formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987
Nirvana recorded its first demos in
"Blew" was written in 1988 by Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain. The song was recorded in December 1988 and initially appeared as the first track on Nirvana's 1989 debut album Bleach.
Record their 1st single "Love Buzz"
Nirvana recordered a cover version of "Love Buzz", a song by Dutch group Shocking Blue, and released it as their first single in November 1988 on the Seattle independent record label Sub Pop.
Nirvana releases their first album, Bleach.
First national tour
Nirvana embarked on its first national tour.
Grohl joins the band
Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990
Signed to DGC Records
Nirvana signed to DGC Records in 1990
September 24, 1991
Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991
Reorganization of the group's songwriting royalties
Cobain sought to reorganize the group's songwriting royalties (which to this point had been split equally) so that they were more representative of the fact that he wrote the majority of the music.
Released the compilation album "Incesticide" in December 1992
September 13, 1993
In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, on DGC Records
Kurt Cobain found dead
April 8, 1994
Vedder joins the band
October 13, 1990
Andrew Wood, lead singer of Seattle band Mother Love Bone overdoses on heroin in March 1990. Bandmates Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament start over with San Diego import Eddie Vedder on vocals. They name the band after NBA player Mookie Blaylock.
Mookie Blaylock becomes Pearl Jam
Mookie Blaylock changes its name to Pearl Jam in 1991, but calls its debut album Ten after Blaylock’s jersey number.
August 27, 1991
Ten is the debut studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records.
Pearl Jam makes a cameo appearance in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 Seattle-set movie, Singles, portraying Citizen Dick, the fictional band fronted by Matt Dillon’s character, Cliff.
Boycott of TicketMaster
In 1994, the band institutes a boycott of TicketMaster to protest added service charges. Two years later, they start using TicketMaster again (thoughthe feud sustains through the end of the decade).