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Biafra, Jello (Eric Boucher)

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Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Musicians, Singer

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US punk rock musician and singer

 

1958 - Born on the 17th of June in Boulder, Colorado, USA to Stanley Boucher, a psychiatric social worker and poet, and Virginia Boucher.

 

1977 - He began his career in music in January as a roadie for the punk rock band The Ravers.

 

Attended in the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

1978 - Together with guitarist East Bay Ray they formed the Dead Kennedys.

 

1979-1986 - Became the lead singer of the Dead Kennedys.

 

                  - Dead Kennedys released their first single, "California Über Alles".

 

1980 - The Dead Kennedys performed at the Bay Area Music Awards.

 

1981 - Biafra married Therese Soder, aka Ninotchka, the lead singer of San Francisco-area punk. (Divorced 1986)

 

1983 - Performed in Rock Against Reagan festival.

 

1986 - Biafra became a spoken word artist at University of California, Los Angeles.

 

         - He put in trial at Los Angeles for distributing "harmful matter" in the Dead Kennedys album Frankenchrist.

 

1987 - He was the independent candidate for San Francisco mayor and bagged placed 4th in popular vote.

 

1988 - With Alain Jourgensen of the band Ministry formed the band Lard.

 

1989 - Biafra did a song for the film's soundtrack with D.O.A.

 

1990 - Worked with Nomeansno on the soundtrack album The Sky is Falling and I Want My Mommy.

 

1998 - Former members of the Dead Kennedys sued Biafra for not paying them.

 

1999 - Biafra and other members of the anti-globalization movement protested the WTO Meeting in Seattle.

 

2001 - Biafra took part in a protest against the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas conference in Quebec.

 

2000 - New York State Green Party drafted Biafra as a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination.

 

         - He gave the keynote speech at the H.O.P.E. 2000 ("H2K") hacker conference.

 

2005 - Appeared on Episode 285 of This American Life, themed "Know Your Enemy".

 

         - Biafra performed with the band The Melvins.

 

2006 - He began co-hosting The Alternative Tentacles Batcast

 

         - Released the album "In The Grip Of Official Treason" in October.

 

 

 


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