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Music History of Seattle

Seattle is best known for popularizing genres of alternative rock such as grunge and being the origin of major bands like Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Go on a journey through the timeline of music history in Seattle. (Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay )

  • 1.

    Expansion: 1995–present

    Expansion: 1995–present

    Grunge music faded but indie music stayed strong.

  • 2.

    Grunge music: 1985–1995

    Grunge music: 1985–1995

    The duals between hardcore and metal music create grunge music.

  • 3.

    Counterculture: 1975–1985

    Counterculture: 1975–1985

    The era that inspired grunge music.

  • 4.

    Founding: 1800s–1945

    Founding: 1800s–1945

    Seattle's music history begins in the mid-19th century.

  • 5.

    Postwar era: 1945–1975

    Postwar era: 1945–1975

    From jazz to dance to country rock and the rise of Jimi Hendrix.

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