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Sputnik Birthdays

I have quite a sunday downtime ahead (fucking finally) and I was here jamming Moondog and thinking which albums were released on the day I was born. For some reason, yeah. Figured I could make a list and add yours too (if you don-t mind REVEALING your age to the world). So shoot me an album you like released on the day, year you were born or I will just choose it for you. Here we go!
1David Bowie


Oct. 8th 1977

(Yes, I am fucking old, you all know that already)

FACT: In October 9, Aerosmith cancels several tour dates after Joe Perry and Steven Tyler are injured by an M-80 explosive thrown onstage at the Philadelphia Spectrum, burning Tyler's left cornea and cutting Perry's left hand.
2Ace of Base
The Bridge


Oct. 26th 1995

Technically released on the 27th, couldn't find anything released on the 26th. 2 days before though, Smashing Pumpkins would release "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"!

FACT: One week after, Oasis released their second album, "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?". The album spawns several number one singles around the world and eventually becomes the third best-selling album in the UK ever.
Pleased to Meet You


Oct. 13th 1997

Umm not quite happy with this one for Frip. Other options are Quanashi and Jurassic 5, but I don't know any of them tbh.

FACT: One week before, Elton John performed "Candle in the Wind" at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Sept. 11th 1988

FACT: One day before, Billboard magazine published its Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for the first time. And 1 day later GWAR became the harbinger of destruction of said chart.
Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.


July 12th 1997

Technically released on the 13th, and the closest one to your b-day. Listed as re-released.

FACT: Exactly one month after, The Backstreet Boys burst onto the music scene in the United States with the release of their debut album "Backstreet Boys".
Electro-Shock Blues


Sept. 20th 1998

Released on the 21st and the closest to your b-day day.

FACT: A couple of weeks after, The Recording Industry Association of America filed in court against Diamond Multimedia in an attempt to block the release of the new Rio PMP300, arguing that the MP3 digital audio player was a music piracy device. The RIAA's application was denied on October 26, clearing the way for the PMP300 to become the first commercially successful MP3 player.
Better Than Raw


April 24th 1998

This happened exactly the same day you were born neeka. m////

FACT: Steven Tyler breaks his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, delaying Aerosmith's Nine Lives Tour and necessitating camera angle adjustments for the filming of the video for "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing". The Aerosmith injury streak continues.
Things to Make and Do


April 7th 2000

The closest one I could find was on April 10th. Hell of an album though.

FACT: About 1 week later, Metallica filed a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer service Napster, as well as Yale University, University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Yale and Indiana were later dropped from the suit when they blocked access to Napster on campus computers. smh.
9Kid Rock
Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp


Jan 8th 1996

Technically released on the 9th and the closest to your b-day. The other option was "Victor" by Kriss Kross, which is not in the database, so Kid Rock it is!

FACT: In the very same day you were born, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill Madonna. A victory, I would say.
Southern Discomfort


Jan 25th 2000


FACT: One week before, Spencer Goodman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, for the 1991 kidnap and murder of the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham is present at the execution. Pretty dark.
All Eyez on Me


Feb. 11th 1996

You are correct, this is the closest one to your cake day.

FACT: Only one week before, former Milli-Vanilli band member Rob Pilatus is hospitalized when a man hits him over the head with a baseball bat in Hollywood, while Pilatus is attempting to steal the man's car.
12Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile


Sept. 21 1999

This was a tough choice. Lots of good records released this day. Even Adam Sandler released a record.

FACT: Just 3 days after, Lauryn Hill makes history at the 1999 Grammy Awards by being the first female artist to win five Grammys in one night.
A New Morning


Sept. 30th 2002

Your other option was "Busted" by Busted, apart from a live album of Therion and a Rolling Stones comp.

FACT: Sad day. Jam Master Jay is shot dead at a studio in Queens. Run-D.M.C. disbands.
Adios Amigos!


July 18th 1995

It would be the last time you'd see them!

FACT: The day before, Robbie Williams announces he is quitting Take That. Take that.
15Linkin Park
Hybrid Theory EP


May 2nd 1999

Released exactly 3 days after your b-day. Rejoice! Technically, Suede released "Head Music" on the 3rd, but I already linked Suede with Drifter. There is also the rumour that Linkin' Park released a demo called "Hybrid Theory" on the 1st, but it's kinda there.

Edit - Changed by request. The original was Neurosis - Times of Grace

FACT: Atari Teenage Riot starts a riot in Berlin with their anti-consumer and anti-government lyrics. The riot was stopped with concert goers pleading for peace from the Swat crew ruthlessly beating down pedestrians.


Sept. 28th 1994

Released just the day before your b-day!

FACT: 2 weeks after, Korn launches its self-titled debut album Korn, peaking at number 72 on the Billboard 200 and launching the nu metal sound.
17The Human League
Love And Dancing (Remix Album)


July 25th 1982

Talk Talk, Billy Idol and Aretha Franklin would release albums around this day, but most dates are kind of blurry.

FACT: 3 weeks before, Ozzy Osbourne married his manager Sharon Arden in Maui, Hawaii.
MTV Unplugged in New York


Nov. 2nd 1994

Just one day before your b-day Tyler. Megadeth's "Youthanasia" was also released this day.

FACT: 3 wekks after, David Crosby (of the Byrds and Crosby, Still and Nash) undergoes a seven-hour liver transplant operation in Los Angeles. And he is still alive!
19Barenaked Ladies


July 28th 1992

Dee Snider, that guy in Twisted Sister, also released an album with his other project Widowmaker. (Turns out, the albums and facts were correct, the only thing wrong was the date, sorry Spec!)

FACT: 4 days before, Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown. Little did she know. :(


Dic. 22nd 1997

You were THIS close to be born the same day that A New Found Glory released "It's all about the girls".

FACT: 4 days after, the Spice Girls release their big screen debut Spiceworld: The Movie, starring Richard E. Grant, Roger Moore, Elton John and Stephen Fry. The movie makes £6.8m in its first week of release.


April 7th 1993

Just one day before your b-day, you lucky bastard.

FACT: 6 days after, Paul McCartney headlines a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, USA to celebrate "Earth Day". Other performers included Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley. And he didn't invite Tool.
22Jackson Browne
Running on Empty


Dec. 6th 1977

Also Al Green released "The Belle Album", Aiwaz, you old geez.

FACT: One week after, Saturday Night Fever appears in theaters, igniting a new popularity for disco music and pushing it to the forefront of American pop culture, with the soundtrack to the film by Bee Gees (who had composed most of the tracks).
23King Crimson


May 4th 1975

You were sandwiched between King Crimson and James Gang.

FACT: Three days after, having been postponed from April 2 because of a BBC technicians' strike, the 22nd Eurovision Song Contest finally goes ahead in London's Wembley Conference Centre. And yet, here we are.
To The Death


April 6th 1994

Just one day after your b-day, that your tempo?

FACT: Just 2 days after, the body of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, is found. Cobain's death, three days before, is legally declared to be suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot. So doing the maths, you were born the day after Cobain blew his brains out. Wow.


April 5th 1979

In Doofus own words: "This album is pretty much abysmal, a stain on humanity, and is a suitable monument to the day I emerged into the world. Cheesy, obnoxious and really fucking boring - it captures all the main traits of my personality. Thank you Journey for setting me off on this, ahem, journey we call life with such an awesome soundtrack."

FACT: Three days before, Kate Bush begins her first, and to date, only tour. She becomes the first artist to use a wireless microphone, enabling her to sing and dance at the same time.
26Garth Brooks
The Hits


Dec. 19 1994

It seems the industry abandoned all hope of releasing an album on the 13th, the last being a Garth Brooks compilation.

FACT: 11 days after and closing the year, the twenty-third annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by Melissa Etheridge, The O'Jays, Salt-n-Pepa, Hootie & the Blowfish and Jon Secada. "Rocking" with Jon fucking Secada.
27Ocean Colour Scene
Marchin' Already


Sept. 15th 1997?

I am gonna go on a limb and say you were born between 94 and 98, how is that?

FACT: Few days after, while on his way to a benefit concert in Kansas, USA, Rich Mullins loses control of his Jeep, flipping the automobile and throwing both Mullins and passenger Mitch McVicker out onto the road. A tractor-trailer approaching the scene swerves to miss McVicker, striking and killing Mullins instantly. McVicker survives, but suffers major injuries. I swear I didn't make this up.
28Queens of the Stone Age
Rated R


June 9th 2000

In case I got it right ALA, nothing listed on your b-day but 3 days before this one happened.

FACT: The day before, Sinéad O'Connor came out as a lesbian in an interview with Curve magazine.
Face the Heat


Sept. 20th 1993

Just one day after a bunch of releases happened. The Cure, Nirvana, Melvins and Bad Religion, all of them popped out albums in your honour Flug.

FACT: In the very same day, Depeche Mode becomes among the earliest bands to go on the Internet to interact with fans, as the group holds a question-and-answer session on AOL. The event is marred by technical difficulties as many participants, including the band members themselves, have trouble logging on to the chat. LOL!
30Harem Scarem
Voice of Reason


Sept. 25th 1995

This is actually a very tight album. Paradise Lost also released "Forever Failure" but not sure if it was listed as single or EP.

FACT: Almost 1 month after, Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon is found dead of a cocaine overdose at the age of 28.


March 11th 1986

Why having "Rage for Order" when you can have VOIVOD! This actually released only 3 days after your b-day.

FACT: Nothing listed related to music but you have to know that your birthday (or fairly close) marked 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC
Different Class


Oct. 28th 1995

You were born 2 days after MrSirLordGentleman, and Pulp released this album only 2 days after!

FACT: 5 days before, Def Leppard enters the Guinness Book of World Records by performing three shows in three continents in the same day, playing Tangier, Morocco, London, England and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
33Sunny Day Real Estate


May 10th 1994

Spot on. Great album.

FACT: Tupac Shakur begins serving a 15-day sentence in a county jail for attacking director Allen Hughes on the set of a video shoot. At the same time, Weezer are introduced to the world with their self-titled debut, often referred to as the Blue Album. It would go on to become one of the most influential records of the 1990s spanning hits "Undone - The Sweater Song", "Buddy Holly" and "Say It Ain't So". All in the same day.
The Joshua Tree


March 7th 1987

Same b-day as my ex. Dammit Gonzo. U2 popped this out 2 days after your were thrown into the world.

FACT: Just a couple of days after, the career that would end in an infamous appearance at The Brit awards and the burning of a million pounds began in Britain, as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu release their debut single, "All You Need Is Love".


Oct 20th 1991

2 days after your b-day, Death made history.

FACT: Sad fit for the album but, only 4 days after, Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, dies from AIDS-related complications at the age of 45. The same day, Eric Carr, formerly of KISS, also dies from complications of heart cancer.
36The Pogues
Rum Sodomy & the Lash


August 4th 1985

Two days after your birthday. One day before though, Motley Crue released "Decade of Decadence", you should be proud!

FACT: The whole summer seemed to be pretty quiet but 1 month after, Michael Jackson purchased the publishing rights for most of the Beatles' music for $47 million, much to the dismay of Paul McCartney, against whom he was bidding.
37Black Sabbath


June 18th 1992

You were right in between Black Sabbath and Frank Zappa's "Beat the Boots II"!

FACT: 2 weeks before, The Sata Häme Accordion Festival took place until June 14 in Ikaalinen, Finland. They made a pause so you could be brought in, because then, on June 25, the Northern Accordion Festival took place in Tornio-Haaparanta, Finland, until July 5. Busy accordion days in Finland.
The Memory of Trees


Dec. 6th 1995

Just the day before you were born, Enya, Powerman 5000 and Pearl Jam released albums, the latest with Neil Young.

FACT: 2 days before, The Beatles released "Free As A Bird" as their first new single in over 20 years.
39Goo Goo Dolls


Feb. 23th 1989

This is the closest to your b-day, one day before. Sorry! lol

FACT: Apart from David Coverdale getting married and Tiny Tim failing to be elected as a mayor of NYC, one month after, Madonna's "Like a Prayer" music video, taped in late December 1988, attracts criticism for its use of Catholic Church iconography and for the use of cross burning imagery, but also garners praise for its interpretation of discrimination, rape, and faith. Pepsi drops Madonna as a spokesperson out of fear the video will cause religious groups to boycott the company.
40Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith


July 16th 199...5?

If I am close, this wonderful album was released just 5 days after.

FACT: I failed on guessing Blush's year of birth, but remember that this year, on July 17th, Robbie Williams announced he was quitting Take That.


Dec. 7th 1998

In the very same day you were born my friend. Busta Rhymes would release his "E.L.E." exactly one week after.

FACT: Young violinists Nicola Benedetti and Alina Ibragimova play Bach's double violin concerto under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin at the opening ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at UNESCO in Paris. (Added fact: Ibragimova was quite a beauty, Dan, *wink* *wink*)
42Blue Rodeo
Nowhere to Here


Sept. 6th 1995

The german band wasn't in the database so I went with... Blue Rodeo! On the other hand, Courtney Love released "Ask for it" just 3 days after your b-day.

FACT: Nothing really interesting happened around these days, but the world had lived already 1 month and a half suffering the departure of Robbin Williams from Take That.
43Meat Beat Manifesto


Dic. 30th 1990

Exactly one day before your birthday, Mr. Corleone.

FACT: Just 1 month before, "Vocal" group Milli Vanilli admits to lip-synching hits such as "Girl You Know It's True." They later have their Grammy award revoked. (And the whole car thief story).
44Natalie Imbruglia
Left of the Middle


Nov. 22 1997

Lots of stuff happening around your b-day Boney. 2 days before, HIM released a comp of love songs (Vol, 666, oh yeah) and 2 days after, All Saints, Natalie Imbruglia and even Yes released an album!

FACT: Tragically, in this day, INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is found dead in Sydney, Australia, in his hotel room, aged 37.


Feb. 15th 1993

Bingo! The very same day of a true classic.

FACT: 4 days after, Elton John is forced to end a concert in Melbourne, Australia a half-hour early when a swarm of grasshoppers invaded the stage.
46Kylie Minogue
Rhythm of Love


Nov. 10th 1990

God help us to keep Sir Elton John away from this list. (Edit: I failed).

FACT: Pearl Jam, then named "Mookie Blaylock", played their first show as a band at the Off Ramp club in Seattle, Washington.
Little Kix


August 14th 2000

Also Raging Speedhorn made their debut on the same day.

FACT: This same day, outside the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine performs a free concert protesting the two-party system. In a chaotic scene after the performance, police forcibly disperse the crowd and several arrests are made.
48No Doubt
No Doubt


March 16th 1992

One day after you were born, No Doubt started their road to stardom. Also K.D. Lang and White Zombies released albums this day.

FACT: Also in this day, Mariah Carey performs at MTV Unplugged, shows critics her 5-octave range, and gets rave reviews.


Feb. 2nd 1995

Just one day after your b-day poly. Seems very dark soulish to me. Ah nevermind, lol.

EDIT: Change requested. Previous was Dark Tranquility - Of Chaos and Eternal Night.

FACT: One day before, Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers band member Richey James Edwards went missing after leaving the London Embassy Hotel, UK at 7 am.


Sept. 27th 1996

Released 3 days before. In ash's own words: "Rivers Cuomo still sounded more childish on it than I, a then-infant, did"

FACT: Weezer releases its second record, 'Pinkerton'. Due to its darker vibe and its departure from their earlier style, it sold less well and was critically panned. However, it has since become arguably the biggest cult record of the decade, topping "best of" lists by different critics. Ash with the facts.
51Reba McEntire
It's Your Call


Dec. 12th 1992

This happened 2 days after your birthday. I can't believe her full (and extense) discography is actually on the database with her latest release sporting a solid 1 (out of 2 votes).

FACT: 2 weeks before, Bill Wyman announced he was quitting The Rolling Stones. And Jon Secada played AGAIN in the twenty-first annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special on ABC, along with Slaughter.
52Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden


April 1980 (and my guess it's the 14th)

Just because only zak could be born the only day than Iron Maiden and Judas Priest released albums simultaneously. If I got it right, you owe me a pint, zakalwe (or 2).

FACT: 2 things you need to know that happened in this month: The Sony Walkman went on sale in the United States and Brian Johnson was made the new lead singer of AC/DC.
53Jimi Hendrix
War Heroes


Oct. 1st 1972

The very same day that the legend released an album. Pretty cool.

FACT: Nothing really relevant around these days but on Dec. 31, the first New Year's Rockin' Eve, with host Dick Clark, airs on NBC (before moving to ABC) with Three Dog Night as the featured act. Blood, Sweat & Tears, Helen Reddy and Al Green also perform. And Jon Secada, who was like 2 year old at the time.
54D Generation
No Lunch


July 14th 1996

Actually, the only Swirlies record on 1996 was released on January 4. That's more than 6 months before your b-day, so enjoy some glam punk from D Generation! This was released just 2 days after you were born.

FACT: 1 day before Phil Anselmo of Pantera was already overdosing on heroin after a Texas homecoming gig.


Dic. 22nd 1997

Same day as kingdedethefifth. Please hug. You got the good album, I promise. This was released soon after you came to this wonderful world.

FACT: On happier news, 3 weeks before, Black Sabbath performed a pair of reunion shows in their hometown of Birmingham, England. They were the first full-length concerts by the original lineup of the band since 1978.

Edit: Changed requested. Sint doesn't like A New Found Glory.
56Death Cab for Cutie
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes


March 24th 2000

Three days before your b-day there were quite a few releases. Apart from DCFC, DIO, Aqua, Cat Power, NSYNC and Ice Cube they all released records.

FACT: This very same day, and after violating a prior probation agreement by getting drunk, Ol' Dirty Bastard is ordered to undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation at the California Institute For Men in Chino, California.
Kill, Fuck, Die


April 29th 1997

Plenty of options on this very day too! The Ataris, Cheap trick, Indigo Girls and Yanni released albums on the same day you were born.

FACT: One week after, The Spice Girls attended the Cannes Film Festival to announce their plans to hit the big screen with Spiceworld: The Movie. A photo call on top of the Hotel Martinez entrance brought the area to a standstill. The plot was on.
58Klaus Schulze


April 16th 1976

I don't know if you are a fan of Tangerine Dream, Titan, but this gentleman was a member of the band for some time. What a month for music though, Bob Marley, Jethro Tull, AC/DC, Ramones, Rush and Budgie, they all released albums this month and year.

FACT: 2 weeks after, when his tour was stopping in Memphis, Tennessee, Bruce Springsteen jumped the wall at Elvis Presley's mansion, "Graceland", in an attempt to see his idol. Security guards stopped Springsteen and escorted him off the grounds.
Scoundrel Days


Oct. 5th 1986

Just one day after your cake day Sat. And as a bonus, the following day Slayer would set a mark releasing "Reign in Blood".

FACT: 10 days before, a tour bus carrying the heavy metal band Metallica crashes in Sweden, killing their influential bassist, Cliff Burton. RIP.
60Richard Wright
Broken China


Nov. 26th 1996

Founding member of Pink Floyd, Richard Wright released this album they day you were born Con. Also Poison and The Smashing Pumpkins released compilation albums.

FACT: Two days before, Crowded House plays its farewell concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, in front of an audience of almost 200,000. Proceeds from this concert support the Sydney Children's Hospital.
61Christina Aguilera
Back to Basics


August 12th 2006

Just 2 days after you were born Aguilera released her 3rd studio album.

FACT: would be born one year before. Wait, what?
62Manic Street Preachers
Generation Terrorists


Feb. 9th 1992

Also the Mighty Mighty Bosstones would release music one day after your arrival to Earth, Sniff.

FACT: 9 days later, Vince Neil leaves Mötley Crüe after 11 years as the band's lead singer, to spend more time on his career as a racing car driver.
63Jimmy Barnes
Two Fires


Sept. 8th 1990

Also 3rd Bass and Bob Dylan would release albums around this day.

FACT: After a decade of performing in the Francophone world, Céline Dion makes her formal English-language debut in the United States with the release of her album Unison. Now you have her, English speakers.
Psalm 69


July 13th 1992

Megadeth also released Countdown to Extinction one day after your birth Pots, and I know you absolutely love Megadeth.

FACT: Three weeks after, during the Guns N' Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour, Metallica frontman James Hetfield is burned by a pyrotechnics blast during a concert at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, forcing the group to cancel the second hour of the show. Co-headliners Guns N' Roses take the stage, but walk off early with Axl Rose complaining of throat problems. The abbreviated show causes angry fans to riot in the streets of Montreal. The tour resumed on August 25, but with a guitar technician replacing Hetfield on guitar for the remainder of the tour. Pots' influence was already working.
65Tears for Fears
Songs from the Big Chair


Feb. 27th 1985

Just 2 days before you were born, Atari.

FACT: 1 day after, various artists, under the group name USA For Africa, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Sheila E., Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Carnes, Dionne Warwick, Waylon Jennings, Bob Geldof and Stevie Wonder, record the song "We Are the World".
Countdown to Extinction


July 14th 1992

Damn lumi, you were born the day after Potsy, which is 2 entries above you (lol!). Danzig and Clint Black would also release albums this day.

FACT: 2 weeks after, Ice-T announces that the controversial track "Cop Killer" is being pulled from Body Count's self-titled album.
67Death Angel


April 6th 1990

One of my favourite albums and one of the great releases of thrash metal was released 4 days after you were born.

FACT: The same day you came to the planet though, Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee suffers a mild concussion after falling off of scaffolding above his elevated drum kit during a performance in New Haven, Connecticut.


Oct. 10th 1999

You did know about 311 and about Opeth releasing "Still Life" one week after. Well researched!

FACT: What you didn't know is that a day before, the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held in California. The inaugural line-up consists of Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Tool, Morrissey and Rage Against the Machine... Or maybe you did know.
69Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind


April 8th 1997

Keep in mind Snake, that Richard Marx blessed the world with "Flesh And Bone" the day of your b-day too.

FACT: 5 days before, Joni Mitchell is reunited with her daughter, Kilauren Gibb, whom she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier. Happy times.
70Lou Reed
New York


Jan. 15th 1989

The year started slow with releases of Oingo Boingo and Tone Loc, but 10 days after Skid Row released their debut! (I rememberrrr yooooou)

FACT: One week after though, James Brown is sentenced in Georgia, USA, to six years in jail in connection with a police chase through two different states. Nothing stops the sex machine.
71The Rolling Stones
Steel Wheels


August 30th 1989

You have to know too that Mellow Man Ace and Kix Brooks also released albums on your b-day. Actually the RT released "Steel Wheels" one day before your arrival.

FACT: 2 weeks before, the Moscow Music Peace Festival is held in the Soviet Union. The event is put together by Doc McGhee and the Make-A-Wish Foundation and headline acts include Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Cinderella, and the Scorpions.
Lemon Parade


July 16th 1996

Congratulations, you were born only 2 days after the great AsleepInTheBack!

FACT: 2 weeks before, Alice in Chains performed their last concert with lead singer Layne Staley in Kansas City, Missouri while touring with Kiss.

Ocean of Noise

Nov. 11th 1996

You chose a good day to pop up Ocean.

FACT: 3 days before, and after having been premièred at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the film "Hype!", a documentary on the Seattle grunge scene, opens to general audiences.
74The Psychedelic Furs
World Outside


July 29th 1991

Happy birthday!!!!! This was released the same day of your cake day. Fugazi also released "Steady Diet of Nothing" around this day, but it's not really clear when exactly.

FACT: Two days before, Pearl Jam releases their debut album, Ten. While initially slow to sell, it became No. 2 on the Billboard charts within a year and has since become certified thirteen times Platinum in the United States. That's a lot of times.
Bedtime Stories


Oct. 25th 1994

Also Lisa Germano released "Geek the Girl" the same day, an album wonderfully reviewed by Doofus.

FACT: 10 days before, a 1957 audio tape of John Lennon performing with The Quarrymen on the same night he met Paul McCartney fetches £78,500 at a Sotheby's auction in London. Money that didn't help Sir Paul to win the rights over his music. Muahahaha.


May 8th 2001

You were right, exactly 1 week after. It was also a busy day with releases of Katatonia, The Black Crowes, Mark Lanegan and Amon Amarth.

FACT: 4 days after, Joey Fatone of 'N Sync injures his leg in a trap door during rehearsals for the new tour. How the hell...?
77Green Day

Storm In A Teacup

April 12th 1990

Just one day after you were born, Storm. The day before, Celtic Frost released "Vanity/Nemesis".

FACT: 4 days after, a massive tribute concert is held at Wembley Stadium for recently freed anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, who appears in a pre-taped 45-minute speech at the event. Performers include Anita Baker, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel, The Neville Brothers and Neil Young. The event is broadcast to 61 countries around the world.
Dance of December Souls


Dic. 16th 1993

Only one day after you were born, Katatonia started doing "their own thing". The same day Pitchshifter relased "Desensitized".

FACT: One week after, Michael Jackson makes his first public statement regarding the child molestation allegations leveled against him. In a videotaped address, Jackson calls the accusations "totally false" and asks the public to "wait to hear the truth before you label or condemn me."
79George Harrison
Live in Japan


July 13th 1992

While you were busy being born, George was killing it at karaoke in the land of the rising sun.

FACT: 5 days before, "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses enters the world record books when it becomes the longest single, at 8 minutes, 57 seconds, to reach the US Top 20. The single's video has a budget of over US$1.5 million, becoming the most expensive at the time.
80Kate Bush
The Kick Inside


Feb. 14th 1978

It wasn't the Sput loving "Hounds of Love" but Kate Bush released this 3 days after, for the lovers.

FACT: 4 days before, Van Halen debuts with self-titled album; Eddie Van Halen introduces a powerful new sound and technique to world, while David Lee Roth is ushered in as the front man.
Cowboys from Hell


July 26th 1990

Two days before your cake day. You were born to do great things, my friend!

FACT: One day after, Axl Rose marries model Erin Everly, daughter of singer Don Everly, in a Las Vegas ceremony. Divorce papers are filed on May 24, then withdrawn, then filed again in October.
82Bill Bruford's Earthworks


August 18th 1989

Dino, dig?

FACT: Nothing happened aside from that Music Peace Festival in Moscow but hear this: The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction, was a mass extinction of some three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth that occurred over a geologically short period of time approximately 66 million years ago. So tell us, Dino, how did you escape?
83Soul Asylum
Grave Dancers Union


Oct. 7th 1992

Legendary hardcore band Sick of it All also released "Just Look Around" the same day of your b-day!

FACT: 4 days before, Sinéad O'Connor stirs up controversy when she rips up a picture of the Pope on the US television show, Saturday Night Live. She would be boooooed in a massive Bob Dylan tribute concert held at Madison Square Garden in New York 2 weeks after.
84Bruce Springsteen
In Concert: MTV Plugged


April 12th 1993

One day after, Chris Isaak, Bryan Ferry and Polvo released albums too.

FACT: The very same day of your birthday, actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from Lenny Kravitz, after a two-year separation. Aaay Lenny.
85The The


January 22nd 1993

Only 3 days after your birthday. Jesus Jones and the infamous Elvis Costello would release albums letters too, the latest with the Brodsky Quartet.

FACT: Before Elton John was devoured by a plague of grasshoppers on stage, Bobby Brown was arrested in Augusta, Georgia, USA for simulating a sex act onstage. 9 days before exactly.
Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes


Feb. 6th 2001

You want it? You got it! You missed a Dropkick Murphys album and a Gloria Stefan compilation.

FACT: 11 days after, Manic Street Preachers become the first western rock band to play in Cuba. (Fidel Castro is in attendance.) They did not tour however, meaning that the unsigned British rock band Sandstone Veterans are the only band from the western world to tour Cuba.


June 24th 1997

Pretty busy day. Wyclef Jean, Motley Crue, and Insane Clown Pose among others released albums this day.

FACT: And talking about the clowns, Disney-owned Hollywood Records drops Insane Clown Posse from their roster and pulls the album The Great Milenko after only six hours of release, in an attempt to placate the Southern Baptist Church who were threatening to boycott the company for straying from its family-friendly image. The controversy generates tremendous publicity for the band, who soon sign with Island Records.[
88Rage Against The Machine
The Battle of Los Angeles


Nov. 6th 1999

4 days before several bands released albums: Simply Red, Mariah Carey, Bruce Dickinson, Danzig... But the important fact is that on the 8th a tribute to Abba was released called Abbamania.

FACT: 1 week after, 1970s rock star Gary Glitter is jailed for four months for downloading child pornography off the Internet. Gross.
89Mr. Bungle


July 13th 1999

Mike Patton was just waiting for you.

FACT: The third Yoyo A Go Go punk and indie rock festival opens in Olympia, Washington. 1 week after, the highly anticipated Woodstock 99 festival takes place in Rome, New York.
90The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole


April 6th 1997

Dig it!

FACT: Wynton Marsalis becomes the first jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Def. gotta check that album.
The Maggot


May 14th 1999

Melvins released "The Maggot" 3 days after your cake day. On the same day though, electronic artist Miss Kittin & The Hacker released "Intimités".

FACT: 2 weeks after, peer-to-peer file sharing network Napster is launched. Aaahh good times.


June 20th 1996

Two days before there were also a bunch of good releases: The Brian Jonestown Massacre released "Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request" and Nada SUrf released "High/Low".

FACT: One day after, Sex Pistols start their reunion tour in Lahti, Finland. And they headline both accordion festivals quoted before.


Oct, 27th 1992

Fran Zappa, Neil Young and Neneh Cherry also released albums on your b'day.

FACT: 4 days later, "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men posts a 12th consecutive week at No. 1 in the US charts, ending a 36-year record previously held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men's record was broken on March 6, 1993, by Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".
94Morbid Angel
Altars of Madness


May 1989 (No date provided)

Pure madness like Balls himself. The Cure released "Disintegration" at the beginning of May while Queen would release "The Miracle" arounf half month in.

FACT: On May 1st, in California, jewelry store employees called the police reporting a suspicious person hanging around their store. The person turned out to be Michael Jackson shopping in disguise.
95Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama


June 9th 1997

Sonic Youth released this just one day before you were born. One week before Wu-Tang Clan released "Wu-Tang Forever" and a week after Jon Bon Jovi also released... something.

FACT: As Pencil himself pointed out, 10 days after, on June 16, Radiohead released OK Computer in the United Kingdom (almost one month later than in Japan) to huge critical acclaim.
96X Japan
Blue Blood


April 20th 1989 (Originally born in 1889, turned into a vampire and died in Woodstock in '69 burnt out under the sun, only to be reborn in 1989).

And the day after, X Japan released Blue Blood. X!!!!!!!!!!

FACT: A couple of weeks before, Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman announces that he will marry 19-year-old Mandy Smith, his girlfriend for six years. Wait... that means that... holy shit.


Sept. 8th 2002

Also Atomic Kitten and Ok Go released albums one day after your cake day!

FACT: A couple of days after, Marie Fredriksson of Roxette is injured in a domestic accident, leading to the discovery of a brain tumor.On a happier note, some days before, Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first winner of the television talent contest, American Idol.
98Billy Dean
Fire in the Dark


Jan. 27th 1993

Only one day before, country music Billy Dean released this, well, country album, (which probably Boney has 5'd already).

FACT: Nothing remarkable happened around your b-day, apart from the fact of Elton John being mauled by a plague of grasshoppers. Withney Houston was killing it with "I will always love you" and YouTube Star, Nicole Skyes was born the same day as you.
99Dark Funeral
Dark Funeral


May 5th 1994

You were THIS close to be born on the same day that Kenny G released a compilation.

FACT: One day after, to help promote his new album, Alice Cooper releases a three-part comic book that followed the album The Last Temptation.
Will Rap For Food


June 4th 1993

Also Bratmobile released "Pottymouth" on the same day, and 2 days before, Slowdive would release "Souvlaki".

FACT: As Typhoon pointed out, Kurt Cobain is taken to jail after a domestic row with wife Courtney Love. No charges are filed.
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