Exene Cervenka

Born Feb 1, 1956

Exene Cervenka is an American writer, musician and artist, most famous as the co-lead vocalist of the Los Angeles punk rock band X.

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1956 Birth Born on February 1, 1956.


1976 20 Years Old Cervenka moved to Santa Monica, California, in the summer of 1976. Cervenka had an older sister, Mirielle, a jewelry designer who lived in New York City. During a 1980 visit to Los Angeles, while en route to the Whisky A Go-Go nightclub to see X, Mirielle was hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light, and was killed instantly. … Read More
1980 24 Years Old 1 More Event
They released their debut album, Los Angeles, in 1980 and, over the next six years, five more albums. … Read More
1982 26 Years Old In 1982, Cervenka published Adulterers Anonymous, her first in a series of four books, in collaboration with artist Lydia Lunch.


1988 32 Years Old On January 28, 1988, Cervenka gave birth to a son, Henry Blake Mortensen. Mortensen and Cervenka lived in Idaho for three years. They separated in 1992, and were divorced in 1997. … Read More


1996 40 Years Old From 1996 to 1999, John Roecker and Cervenka co-owned Los Angeles store "You've Got Bad Taste." … Read More
1999 43 Years Old In 1999, as Exene Červenková, she appeared in the cult video Decoupage 2000: Return of the Goddess, along with guests Karen Black and the band L7.
2000 44 Years Old She gave a reading of her poem "They Must Be Angels," and appeared in an interview skit with Decoupage 2000 hostess Summer Caprice.
2005 49 Years Old In 2005, her journals and mixed media collages were exhibited in a one-person exhibition titled America the Beautiful at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. … Read More


2009 53 Years Old On June 2, 2009, Cervenka released a statement revealing that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. … Read More
2011 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Cervenka said she may have been misdiagnosed.
2015 59 Years Old During a July 2015 interview, John Doe said that the multiple sclerosis diagnosis was a misdiagnosis, that Cervenka, after consulting with various doctors who were not able to diagnose her, is healthy. … Read More
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