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 by their genre name that was used during the era of their release.

Protopunk[edit]

1950s[edit]

1958[edit]

Link Wray & His Ray Men release Rumble.

1960s[edit]

1960[edit]

1961[edit]

1962[edit]

1963[edit]

1964[edit]

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]

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]

1984[edit]

1985[edit]

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

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.
    • Reagan Youth lead singer Dave Insurgent commits suicide.

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

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]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

  • Bands formed
    • 93Punx

2020

Further reading[edit]

  • Hudley Flipside (18 September 2018). Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine # 54 Ten Year Anniversary Issue. ISBN 9781691716999.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin C. Strong; Peel, John (2002). The Great Rock Discography. 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