Conor Oberst

Born Feb 15, 1980

Conor Mullen Oberst is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer, Commander Venus, Park Ave. , Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and Monsters of Folk.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Conor Oberst.


1980 Birth Conor Mullen Oberst was born on February 15, 1980, as the youngest boy in a family of three boys, and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, to Matthew Ryan Oberst, Sr., an information manager for Mutual of Omaha, and Nancy Oberst, an elementary education director for Omaha Public Schools. … Read More


1992 12 Years Old One night in 1992, Ted Stevens (of Mayday and Cursive) invited Oberst onstage to play. … Read More
1993 13 Years Old In mid-1993, Oberst self-released his debut album Water on cassette tape. … Read More
1994 14 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, following a Slowdown Virginia show, Oberst, along with friends Joel Petersen, Todd Fink (formerly Todd Baechle) and Clark Baechle, formed a band called Norman Bailer, later known as The Faint. … Read More
1995 15 Years Old Oberst originally founded Bright Eyes as a solo project in 1995, and after the disbanding of Commander Venus, released A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 in January 1998. … Read More
1999 19 Years Old In 1999, Urinine Records released their only album, When Jamie Went to London We Broke Up, which has also now been re-released under Team Love.


2002 22 Years Old With the release of 2002's Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, Bright Eyes received national attention and Oberst was proclaimed a breakthrough artist by several notable magazines. … Read More
2007 27 Years Old In November 2007, it was reported that Oberst would work on a solo record with Jake Bellows, and that he and M. … Read More
On January 1 and February 7, 2008, Oberst performed at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska for 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama. … Read More
2009 29 Years Old …  The quartet released their self-titled debut album on September 22, 2009. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old Oberst had been reported as being romantically linked to notable women, including Winona Ryder and Maria Taylor before marrying Corina Figueroa Escamilla in 2010, who he met while recording in Mexico. … Read More
2011 31 Years Old The band subsequently released The People's Key on Conor's 31st birthday, February 15, 2011. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 2013, Oberst was falsely accused of rape via comments made on the website of online magazine xoJane by North Carolina fan Joanie Faircloth, who later recanted her accusations in July 2014 and issued an official public apology. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old Oberst released a new solo record, titled Upside Down Mountain, on May 19, 2014. … Read More
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