The Bobs

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They moved to Seattle, Washington and were active recording and touring throughout the United States, Canada and Europe until their farewell show at the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, on October 21, 2017. Founding members Gunnar Madsen and Matthew Stull decided to form an a cappella group when they left their jobs as deliverers of singing telegrams in San Francisco. Instead of singing more traditional doo-wop songs, The Bobs started out with original arrangements of their own songs and songs like "Helter Skelter" and "Psycho Killer".

Tribute act

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Hell's Belles (Seattle-based all-female band). 1964 the Tribute. Beatlejuice (founded by former Boston frontman Brad Delp). Beatlemania. The Beatnix. The Bootleg Beatles. The Buggs (one of the earliest tribute bands). The Cast of Beatlemania (former members of the Beatlemania musical). The Fab Faux. The Fab Four. RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles. Rubber Souldiers. Ultimate Beatles. Yellow Matter Custard (featuring Paul Gilbert and Mike Portnoy). Sapattivuosi (Finnish tribute featuring Marco Hietala of Nightwish). Bat Sabbath (Canadian Tribute band, formed by members of Cancer Bats). The Musical Box. ReGenesis. Dark Star Orchestra. Jazz Is Dead. Joe Russo's Almost Dead.

Seven Ages of Rock

Talking Heads with David Byrne: Recollection of the early days of Talking Heads and the creation of "Psycho Killer". Features David Byrne. Anarchy in the UK: Recollection on the creation of Anarchy in the U.K.. Featuring John Lydon, Glen Matlock and Jon Savage. New Rose: Discussion on the creation of New Rose and its influence. Features Charles Shaar Murray and Brian James. CBGBs: Discussion on the importance of CBGBs. Features Bob Gruen, Charles Shaar Murray, Debbie Harry and Richard Hell. New York Dolls: Discussion of the New York Dolls. Features Lenny Kaye, David Johansen, Tommy Ramone and Debbie Harry.

King County, Washington

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The county seat is Seattle, which is the state's largest city. King County is one of three Washington counties that are included in the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue metropolitan statistical area. (The others are Snohomish County to the north, and Pierce County to the south.) About two-thirds of King County's population lives in Seattle's suburbs. The county was formed out of territory within Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the Oregon Territory legislature, and was named after Alabama resident William R. King, who had just been elected Vice President of the United States under President Franklin Pierce. Seattle was made the county seat on January 11, 1853.

Seattle metropolitan area

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Seattle Streetcar, streetcar service in the city of Seattle.

Lake Washington

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Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake adjacent to the city of Seattle. It is the largest lake in King County and the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington, after Lake Chelan. It borders the cities of Seattle on the west, Bellevue and Kirkland on the east, Renton on the south and Kenmore on the north, and encloses Mercer Island. The lake is fed by the Sammamish River at its north end and the Cedar River at its south. Lake Washington received its present name in 1854 after Thomas Mercer suggested it be named after George Washington, as the new Washington Territory had been named the year before.

Denny Party

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Arthur Denny settled at Elliott Bay and, along with his rival "Doc" Maynard, led the development of Seattle. The tides at Alki were so strong that piers could not be built. Terry moved to the community on the east shore of Elliott Bay, which became the nucleus of the city of Seattle. A monument at Alki Beach is inscribed with the names of all members of the Denny Party. * William C. ("Bill") Speidel, Sons of the Profits, Nettle Creek Publishing Company, Seattle, 1967. ISBN: 0-914890-06-9

Jimi Hendrix

After Hendrix's body had been embalmed by Desmond Henley, it was flown to Seattle, Washington, on September 29, 1970. After a service at Dunlap Baptist Church in Seattle's Rainier Valley on October 1, it was interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Renton, Washington, the location of his mother's grave. Hendrix's family and friends traveled in twenty-four limousines and more than two hundred people attended the funeral, including several notable musicians such as original Experience members Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding, as well as Miles Davis, John Hammond, and Johnny Winter.

Klondike Gold Rush

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Seattle and San Francisco competed fiercely for business during the rush, with Seattle winning the larger share of trade. Indeed, one of the first to join the gold rush was William D. Wood, the mayor of Seattle, who resigned and formed a company to transport prospectors to the Klondike. The publicity around the gold rush led to a flurry of branded goods being put onto the market. Clothing, equipment, food, and medicines were all sold as "Klondike" goods, allegedly designed for the north-west. Guidebooks were published, giving advice about routes, equipment, mining, and capital necessary for the enterprise. The newspapers of the time termed this phenomenon "Klondicitis".

Pearl Jam

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Vedder sent the tape with his vocals back to the three Seattle musicians, who were impressed enough to fly Vedder up to Seattle for an audition. Within a week, Vedder had joined the band. With the addition of Dave Krusen on drums, the band took the name Mookie Blaylock, in reference to the then-active basketball player Mookie Blaylock. The band played its first official show at the Off Ramp Café in Seattle on October 22, 1990. They opened for Alice in Chains at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on December 22, 1990, and served as the opening act for the band's Facelift tour in 1991. Mookie Blaylock soon signed to Epic Records and renamed themselves Pearl Jam.


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Boeing was founded by William Boeing on July 15, 1916, in Seattle, Washington. The present corporation is the result of merger of Boeing with McDonnell Douglas on August 1, 1997. Former Boeing's chair and CEO Philip M. Condit continued as the chair and CEO of the new Boeing, while Harry Stonecipher, former CEO of McDonnell Douglas, became the president and chief operating officer of the newly merged company. The Boeing Company has its corporate headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The company is led by President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg.


Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. The band dissolved in 1997 and re-formed in 2010. Following Cornell's death in 2017, Thayil became the last remaining original member. Soundgarden was one of the seminal creators of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was the first of a number of grunge bands to sign to the record label Sub Pop.

Alice in Chains

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Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who later recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. Starr was replaced by Mike Inez in 1993. William DuVall joined the band in 2006 as co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, replacing Staley, who died in 2002. The band took its name from Staley's previous group, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains. Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal elements.

Puget Sound

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Seattle Metropolitan Area. University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections – Oliver S. Van Olinda Photographs A collection of 420 photographs depicting life on Vashon Island, Whidbey Island, Seattle, and other communities of Washington State's Puget Sound from the 1880s through the 1930s. Pacific Science Center: Geology of Puget Sound. USGS:Puget Sound earthquake origins. Life on Whidbey Island, the largest in Puget Sound. Features of Puget Sound Region: Oceanography And Physical Processes, Chapter 3 of the State of the Nearshore Report, King County Department of Natural Resources, Seattle, Washington, 2001.

LGBT culture in Seattle

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Notable LGBT people in and around Seattle include: Other LGBT establishments include: C.C. Attle's, Club Z, Crescent Lounge, The Lobby Bar, Madison Pub, Neighbours, Purr Cocktail Lounge, and R Place. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Seattle Pride. Seattle Gay News. Waxie Moon. Equal Rights Washington. Gay City Health Project. Pride Foundation. Seattle Men's Chorus. Gender Justice League. Faygele Ben-Miriam, activist. Jenny Durkan, United States Attorney Currently mayor of Seattle Washington since 2017 and the first female mayor since the 1920's. Rebecca Heineman, video game programmer. Ed Murray, former Seattle mayor 2015 to 2017 (left because of child sexual allegations). W. H.

Nirvana (band)

Cobain and Novoselic put an ad in Seattle music publication The Rocket seeking a replacement drummer, which only yielded unsatisfactory responses. Meanwhile, a mutual friend introduced them to Chad Channing, and the three musicians agreed to jam together. Channing continued to jam with Cobain and Novoselic, although the drummer noted, "They never actually said 'okay, you're in,'" and Channing played his first show with the group that May. Nirvana released its first single, a cover of Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz", in November 1988 on the Seattle independent record label Sub Pop. They did their first ever interview with John Robb in Sounds who also made the release single of the week.

Portland, Oregon

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Additionally, the city boasts a robust coffee culture that now rivals Seattle and hosts over 20 coffee roasters. In 2016, home prices in Portland grew faster than in any other city in the United States. Apartment rental costs in the Portland metro area are now equal to those in other major cities such as San Diego, Boston, Miami, Seattle, and Los Angeles with the average one bedroom costing between $1,300 and $1,950 per month. New sky rise apartment building and condo complexes have changed the skyline of the city, adding over 16,000 new units since 2010.

SeaTac, Washington

SeaTac is a city in southern King County, Washington, United States, and an inner-ring suburb of Seattle, Washington. The name SeaTac is a portmanteau of Seattle and Tacoma, and is derived from the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. The city of SeaTac is 10 mi2 in area and has a population of 26,909 according to the 2010 census. The city boundaries surround the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (approximately 3 mi2 in area), which is owned and operated by the Port of Seattle. The city includes the communities of Angle Lake, Bow Lake, McMicken Heights and Riverton Heights, which were established before the city's incorporation.

Duwamish people

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Some of the family tree of Chief Seattle is known today. Besides Chief Seattle and his descendants, Lake John Cheshiahud and his family are among the few late-19th century Duwamish individuals about whom anything specific is known. He is found in archives as Cheshiahud, Cheslahud, Lake John Cheshiahud, or Chudups John. He was one of the few Duwamish people who did not move from Seattle to the Port Madison Reservation. He and his family lived on Portage Bay, part of Seattle's Lake Union, in the 1880s, where the photo at right was taken.