Home » Musicians » Biafra, Jello

Biafra, Jello

Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Musicians, Singer

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.