Timeline of punk rock

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This is a timeline of punk rock, from its beginnings in the early 1960s to the present time. Bands or albums listed before 1974 are of diverse genres and are retrospectively called "protopunk". Over the years 1974 and 1975, the scene emerged that developed into punk, and it had acquired this name by the start of 1976.

Protopunk[edit]

1960s[edit]

1960[edit]

1962[edit]

1963[edit]

1964[edit]

  • Albums

1965[edit]

1966[edit]

1967[edit]

1968[edit]

1969[edit]

1970s[edit]

1970[edit]

Early punk[edit]

1971[edit]

1972[edit]

1973[edit]

1974[edit]

1975[edit]

Punk rock[edit]

1976[edit]

  • Events
    • Ramones first non-US appearance supporting Flamin' Groovies, July at The Roundhouse. Considered as a galvanizing event for UK punk scene.
    • Stiff Records is created in London signing almost exclusively many punk and punk-inspired musicians.
    • Malcolm McLaren ran a two-day punk festival in September. The London shows included: Siouxsie & the Banshees, Clash, Sex Pistols, Vibrators, The Damned, and Buzzcocks.
    • Sniffin' Glue, Mark Perry's punk fanzine is first published, shortly after Ramones' Roundhouse appearance. Perry would soon form the band Alternative TV.
    • Sex Pistols, Damned, and The Clash begin the Anarchy Tour in November. Most of the previously booked gigs refuse to let the bands play.
    • In December, Sex Pistols, several members of Bromley Contingent (including Banshees' Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Severin) appear on ITV. During the live interview, host Bill Grundy attempts hitting on Sioux, and the band unleashes a torrent of curse words.
    • The Daily Mirror runs the headline "THE FILTH AND THE FURY!". In reaction to the previous nights live ITV interview with Sex Pistols and the Bromley Contingent.
    • Andy Czezowski organised three Roxy gigs. 14 December, Generation X, whom he managed. 15 December, Heartbreakers. 21 December, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Generation X.

1977[edit]

1978[edit]

  • Events
    • SST Records is established. Black Flag, Greg Ginn (guitarist/founder) creative outlet to release his band's music.
    • Sex Pistols' disastrous January US tour ends. Johnny Rotten walks off stage at Winterland in San Francisco, famously uttering "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
    • Colin Brunton, The Last Pogo. Filmed in Toronto featuring local and nationals, such as The Scenics, Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones, and Teenage Head. The show ends in a riot, signaling the original first-wave end.
    • Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) is charged with murder and the stabbing death of then girlfriend Nancy Spungen, found the morning of 12 October 1978 at New York's Hotel Chelsea.
    • The Boomtown Rats attain the first official UK number one single by a punk/new wave band.
    • Rough Trade Records (music store originally opened in London 1976) becomes a working record label and signs almost exclusively punk inspired bands.
    • Derek Jarman (Film director) releases Jubilee, cult punk-themed film, featuring Adam Ant, Toyah Willcox, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Jordan.
    • Blondie achieve worldwide success with, Parallel Lines, mixing styles of 1960s vocal pop, garage and punk rock energy. Debbie Harry becomes an icon for younger generations.

1979[edit]

1980s[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

  • Reformed bands

1984[edit]

1985[edit]

  • Events
    • D. Boon of Minutemen dies in a car accident
    • Revolution Summer

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

  • Events

1989[edit]

1990s[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

  • Events
    • Bad Brains released their first album without the original line-up.
    • Buzzcocks reform.
    • GG Allin dies of accidental heroin overdose.
    • The Gits, Mia Zapata is found raped and murdered in Seattle in July.
    • Reagan Youth lead singer Dave Insurgent commits suicide, age 29, 3 July 1993. Overdose of anti-depressants.

1994[edit]

  • Disbandments

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

  • Disbandments
    • Choking Victim

2000s[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

  • Bands formed

2012[edit]

  • Bands formed

2013[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin C. Strong; Strong, M. C.; Peel, John (2002). The Great Rock Discography (Great Rock Discography (Paperback)). Edinburgh: Canongate Pub. ISBN 1-84195-312-1. "Pioneers in the true sense of the word, the MC5 together with the STOOGES were the first real punk bands, the originators who were never bettered"