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.


1965 11 Years Old Case was born in Buffalo, New York and lived in nearby Hamburg, New York. He wrote his first song "Stay Away," in 1965, at the age of eleven.
1973 19 Years Old 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 punk-era band The Nerves in San Francisco. … Read More
1978 24 Years Old After the Nerves broke up in 1978, Case formed the rock n' roll band The Plimsouls in 1979. The Plimsouls became one of the top drawing live bands in California soon after the release of their debut EP "Zero Hour" on the Beat Records label in 1979. … Read More


1986 32 Years Old 1 More Event
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
1993 39 Years Old Case signed a contract with Vanguard Records, and the record was re-released on that label in 1993.


1995 41 Years Old His next Vanguard record, Torn Again, was issued in 1995, and features Case with a band including the rhythm section of Don Heffington and Jerry Scheff, with Greg Leisz on guitar. … 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. … Read More
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 next project, Wig!, a CD/LP was released on June 29, 2010 by Yep Roc Records. … Read More
2012 58 Years Old In 2012, The Case Files, a compilation of "studio out-takes, demos, and live shots," was released by Alive/Natural Sound Records. … Read More


2014 60 Years Old In December 2014, Case went into the Carriage House studio in Los Angeles, and recorded HWY 62, an LP of new original songs, with a band including Ben Harper on lead guitar, DJ Bonebrake of X, on drums, keyboardist Jebin Bruni, and bassist David Carpenter. … Read More
2016 62 Years Old September 2016 sees the re-release of his debut solo album expanded with 6 extra tracks. … Read More
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