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Peter Case

Born Apr 5, 1954

Peter Case is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His career is wide-ranging, including new wave music to folk rock to solo acoustic performance.

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1954 Birth Born on April 5, 1954.


1973 19 Years Old Case was born in Buffalo, New York and lived in nearby Hamburg. A veteran of several rock bands and the local bar scene as a teenager, Case dropped out of high school when he was fifteen (he would later earn a GED), and after several years of traveling arrived in 1973 in San Francisco, where he performed as a street musician. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old In 1976, he teamed up with Jack Lee and Paul Collins in to form the early new wave band The Nerves in San Francisco. … Read More
1980 26 Years Old When the Nerves disbanded, Case moved to Los Angeles and formed the pop-rock band The Plimsouls in 1980. … Read More


1986 32 Years Old Case struck out on his own with a self-titled album released in 1986 on Geffen Records. … Read More
1989 35 Years Old In 1989, Case released a second solo disc, The Man With the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar, this time with the help of artists like David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Ry Cooder, and Benmont Tench. … Read More
1992 38 Years Old In 1992, Case scored a radio hit with the song "Dream About You", which peaked at #16 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock charts. … Read More


1995 41 Years Old His first Vanguard record, Torn Again, was issued in 1995. … Read More
2001 47 Years Old In 2001, he organized, produced, and performed on Avalon Blues, a tribute album to blues music pioneer Mississippi John Hurt, which was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. … Read More


2006 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006 Case began posting on his blog sections of a memoir entitled As Far As You Can Get Without a Passport, which was subsequently issued in book form in January 2007 by everthemore books. … Read More
2007 53 Years Old On December 6, 2007, Case's Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Traditional Folk Album category.
2009 55 Years Old In January 2009, Case underwent heart surgery, leading to fund raising efforts by other musicians to help defray his medical costs.
2010 56 Years Old Case's latest project, Wig!, is a CD/LP released on June 29, 2010 by Yep Roc Records.
2012 58 Years Old In 2012, longtime musical partners Peter Case and Paul Collins announced a reunion tour paying tribute to their groups The Nerves, The Breakaways, The Beat and The Plimsouls. … Read More
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