Cliff Martinez, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in The Bronx, New York.
Hillel Slovak, guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Haifa, Israel.
Jack Irons, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Los Angeles.
Michael "Flea" Balzary, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Melbourne, Australia.
Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Anthony Kiedis, vocalist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
John Frusciante, guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in New York, NY.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' self-titled debut album is released. The lineup includes founding members Flea and Anthony Kiedis, plus guitarist Jack Sherman and drummer Cliff Martinez.
Freaky Styley, the band's secod album, ie released. It is produced by George Clinton.
The group's third album, The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (and last to include guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons) is released.
The Abbey Road EP, whose cover photograph shows the nearly naked foursome spoofing the Beatles' album jacket, is released.
Hillel Slovak dies of a drug overdose in Los Angeles.
Drummer Jack Irons quits in the wake of guitarist Hillel Slovak's death. They are replaced by guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith.
Mother's Milk, the band's fourth album, is released. It includes "Knock Me Down" and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground."
Produced by Rick Rubin, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, the group's fifth album (and first for Warner Bros.) is released. It will peak at #3 and remain on the charts for nearly two years.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, performing their song-to-be hit "Under the Bridge."
"Under the Bridge" peaks at #2.
During a tour of Japan, guitarist John Frusciante quits te band. He is replaced by Arik Marshall.
The 1992 Lollapalooza tour, headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, begins at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Other bands on the bill include Pearl Jam and Southgarden.
What Hits?! a 19-track best-of collection documenting the group's decade on the EMI label, is released.
"Give It Away" wins a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal at the 35th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The band perform at Woodstock '94. It is the group's first performance with their latest guitarist, Dave Navarro, formerly of Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros.
Out in L.A., an album of remixes, outtakes and unreleased material is released by EMI, the band's former label.
One Hot Minute is released. Their one and only album with guitarist Dave Navarro, it enters the album chart at its peak position #4.
The band announces the departure of guitarist Dave Navarro by mutual consent.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the Tibetan Freedom Festival in Washington, D.C. This show marks the return of John Frusciante to the lineup after a six-year absence.
Californifaction is released. It yields the hit singles "Scar Tissue". (#9) amd "Otherside" (#14).
The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at Woodstock '99 festival, closing their show with a version of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire."
"Scar Tissue" wins a Grammy for Best Rock Song at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Blood Sugar Sex Magik is certified seven times platinum, signifying sales of 7 million copies.
Off the Map, the group's first concert DVD, compiled from two shows on their Californication tour, is released.
By the Way, the band's eighth studio album is released, peaking at #2, their highest position to date on the album chart.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits is released.
Scar Tissue, the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is published.
"Dani California" is released as a single. It will peak at #6 and be certified double platinum, signifying sales of two million copies.
The band releases their 28-track, double-disc masterpiece, Stadium Arcadium. It enters the album chart at Number One.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers win Grammys for Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal ("Dani California") and Best Rock Album (Stadium Arcadium) at the 49th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
the band releases I'm With You, their first album of new music in five years and their first with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. It enters the album chart at #2.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 27th annual induction ceremony. Chris Rock is their presenter.