Punk Rock by Peter Egan

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  • The Jam form

    The Jam form
    Jam formed on this date and where considered to be mod-con and later would become "Post-Punk" / punk.
  • The birth of US punk

    The birth of US punk
    0n this date punk was born in the USA coming from the music of the 60's fused with the underground rock movements of New York City.
  • The Ramones Form

    The Ramones Form
    At around this time The Ramones officialy form as a musical group. They had litte comercial success but inspired many bands including The Sex Pistols and The Clash.
  • The Sex Pistols Form in the United Kingdom

    The Sex Pistols Form in the United Kingdom
    The Sex Pistols were the group that is seen as being responisible for iniating the Punk rock movement in the UK. Their songs were different than their American cousins, The Ramones, as they were, at first, about shock.
  • Punk rock Begins in the UK

    Punk rock Begins in the UK
    Boosted by the influence of the Sex Pistols the British Punk Movement took off.
  • Punk Rock also develops in Australia

    Punk Rock also develops in Australia
    This year also signifies the date upon which the Punk Rock movement started in AU.
  • The Ramones record their first album

    The Ramones record their first album
    Hey Ho Lets Go - The Ramones
    On this date the ramones record their first album
  • The Buzzcocks form

    The Buzzcocks form
    On this date The Buzzcocks form and create a genre known as "punk-pop". This helps to pave the way forward to later pop music and even some of todays music.
  • The Clash form

    The Clash form
    On this date The Clash give support to The Sex Pistols at the Black Swan. The Clash were very successful within the UK and eventualy in the US. Many consider The Clash to be one of the most succesful groups from this time period.
  • The Joy Division form

    The Joy Division form
    Joy Division were one of the first post-punk bands to hit the UK. They had limited succes and one of their band members suffered epilepsy.
  • Billy Bragg

    Billy Bragg
    One of Billy Bragg's songs "There Is Power In A UnionIn this year Billy Bragg starts perfoming on the punk-rock scene. He would later join the army for three months before going back into music, but this time on his own. He was also very vocal during the 1984 miners strike in the north of England.
  • The Clash sign to CBS Records

    The Clash sign to CBS Records
    On this date The Clash sign to CBS Records for 100,000 pounds Sterling. This was a huge amount of money for both the time and for the genre of Punk rock.
  • The Clash release their debut album

    The Clash release their debut album
    On this date The Clash release their debut album "The Clash". As part of their agreement with CBS Records. It was recorded in a flat rented out by Jones's grandmother who loved their songs and went to most of their gigs. Album cost around 4000 pounds to produce and had a fair bit of success in the UK but not so much in the USA.
  • The Sex Pistols release their most contraversial song

    The Sex Pistols release their most contraversial song
    God Save The Queen On this date The Sex Pistols release their most contraversial song "God Save The Queen".
    On the weekend of Queen Elizebeth II's silver Jubilee they were found to have attempted to sail up to Westminster to attempt to play the song. Their boat was stopped by police and everyone on the boat was arrested.
  • The Sex Pistols release their only album of their initial career

    The Sex Pistols release their only album of their initial career
    On this date the album "Never Mind the Bollocks, Heres The Sex Pistols" was released.
  • The Sex Pistols break-up

    The Sex Pistols break-up
    On this date, just after their American tour the band splits up for the first time. They would however comeback in 2006 and have continued playing to the present day.
  • Public Image Limited forms

    Public Image Limited forms
    In this month John Lydon (A.K.A Johnny Rotten) forms the post-punk group Public Image Limited.
  • Oi! genre develops

    Oi! genre develops
    At around this time the genre Oi! developed. Oi! was an attempt to bring punk and 60's rock together with a mix of Bitish working class culture. Many of the bands associated with Oi! had very extreme views, from Nazi-ism to Communism and Marxism.
  • The Jam produces more politically motivated songs

    The Jam produces more politically motivated songs
    From this year The Jam started making more politicaly motivated songs
  • Curtis (member of Joy Division) kills himself

    Curtis (member of Joy Division) kills himself
    Suffering with eplilepsy and in the process of divorcing his wife, Curtis hanged himself. He died shortly before Joy Division were scheduled to leave on their US tour. His death marks the end of Joy Division. Joy Division opened the doors from punk to a new genre of music, alternative music.
  • The Clash disbands

    The Clash disbands
    In early 1986 The Clash disbanded. This was not to do with comercial problems or even infinghting but more to do with the fact that they became tired of the group.
  • Greenday form

    Greenday form
    In this year Greenday in the USA form into a late punk-rock band.
  • Anti-Flag form

    Anti-Flag form
    In this year Anti-Flag form although they are a bit late for the initial punk era.
  • The Jam disband

    The Jam disband
    In this month Paul Weller, the lead singer in The Jam, disbands the group.
  • The Ramones break up

    The Ramones break up
    On this day The Ramones play their last live gig of their initial careers.
  • John Graham Mellor (Joe Strummer (the lead singer of The Clash died))

    John Graham Mellor (Joe Strummer (the lead singer of The Clash died))
    On this date Joe Strummer died, he was found to have had a undiagnosed heart defect. His works besides The Clash involved many bands including: The 101ers and The Pogues as well as his solo career.
    He also was involved in acting, songwriting, and radio broadcasting.
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    The Punk Era

    In this time period the first and second waves of punk take off in the UK, the USA and in Australia.