Kim Deal

Alternative Rock Musician
Born Jun 10, 1961

Kimberley Ann Deal is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the bassist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band the Pixies, and the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Breeders. Deal first joined the Pixies in January 1986 as the band's bassist, adopting the stage name Mrs. John Murphy for the band's releases Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on June 10, 1961.


1985 24 Years Old The couple married on Memorial Day, 1985, and moved to Boston, Murphy's hometown, in January 1986. The couple divorced in 1988.
1986 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Deal joined The Pixies in January 1986 as the band's bassist, adopting the stage name Mrs. John Murphy for the albums Come on Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa. Following Doolittle and The Pixies' hiatus, she formed The Breeders with Tanya Donelly, Josephine Wiggs and later introduced her identical twin sister Kelley Deal. The Pixies broke up in early 1993. … Read More
1988 27 Years Old During a 1988 post-Surfer Rosa tour of Europe with Throwing Muses as part of The Pixies, Deal began to write new material. … Read More


1991 30 Years Old Deal has contributed her voice to numerous projects, including This Mortal Coil's 1991 version of Chris Bell's "You and Your Sister" (a duet with Tanya Donnelly); the 1995 Sonic Youth single "Little Trouble Girl"; and The For Carnation's "Tales (Live from the Crypt)" in 2000. … Read More
1994 33 Years Old …  Although the band went into stasis in 1994 when Kelley Deal entered rehab for a heroin addiction, they never officially split up, and in 2002 released Title TK (TK is a copy-editing expression standing for "to come" and is often used when editing drafts to indicate missing information). … Read More


2003 42 Years Old In 2003, Deal moved back to her hometown of Dayton to care for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. … Read More


2012 51 Years Old In December 2012, Kim Deal played a solo set at the All Tomorrow's Parties "Nightmare Before Christmas" festival in the UK, debuting several new songs.
She left The Pixies in 2013. … Read More
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