Ben Gibbard

Guitarist + Singer
Born Aug 11, 1976

Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard is an American musician known as a member of several successful indie rock bands. He is the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, and is also known for his project ¡All-Time Quarterback! and his first band, Pinwheel.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on August 11, 1976.


1994 17 Years Old He graduated from Olympic High School in 1994. … Read More


2000 23 Years Old …  The following year, the band released its debut album, Something About Airplanes (1998), on Barsuk Records, and released its follow-up, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000. … Read More
2003 26 Years Old In a 2003 interview Gibbard stated that while he had previously been a vegan, he had recently become a pescetarian.


2007 30 Years Old He had a small role in the John Krasinski film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men based on the David Foster Wallace short story collection of the same title. He completed a solo tour through the US in the spring of 2007 that featured David Bazan of Pedro the Lion and singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice.
2008 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Gibbard became engaged to actress and musician Zooey Deschanel in 2008. The couple married in September 2009 near Seattle, Washington. They announced their separation on November 1, 2011. Deschanel filed for divorce on December 27, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce became final on December 12, 2012.
2012 35 Years Old …  Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, and a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone (2009), with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar.
2013 36 Years Old He ran his first trail ultra-marathon (a running race longer than 26.2 miles) in 2013 and since then has completed several each year. … Read More
2014 37 Years Old In September 2014, it was reported that Gibbard would appear as a guest on the Foo Fighters' eighth studio album Sonic Highways.
2015 38 Years Old As of May 2015, Gibbard tours with four modified 1970s Fender Mustang guitars. … Read More
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