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BIRTHDAYS: Jakob Dylan (December 9, 1970) ~ Mario Calire (June 24, 1973)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "One Headlight" (1997)
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BIGGEST LP: Bringing Down The Horse (1996)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 2 (1 for The Wallflowers / 1 for Dylan)
button.gif (123 bytes) "When I came along, people were like, 'Great, this guy will sell no less than 2 million records just on his name alone'" - Jakob Dylan, The Wallflowers

 
TIMELINE

Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowersbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers was formed by Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan) in 1989 with himself on vocals and guitar, Tobi Miller on guitar, Rami Jaffee on keyboards, Barrie Maguire on bass, and Peter Yanowitz on drums. The band originally called themselves the Apples, but renamed themselves the Wallflowers after a photographer at a photo shoot commented on the band lined up against the wall. The Wallflowers played clubs in and around Los Angeles (including a popular run at the Kibitz Room of Canter's delicatessen) but Jakob refused to open doors quicker or sell more tickets by capitalizing on his family name.

1992...

The Wallflowers - The Wallflowers button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers signed with Virgin Records and released their first LP, The Wallflowers. The LP did not sell well but received critical praise as a true rock n' roll recording. Melody Maker said of the LP: "one sweet debut...panoramic, wry, elusive...music that wears well--it's wise beyond its years." The poor sales and dissatisfaction of support resulted in the band being let go by Virgin Records. As Dylan put it: "We weren't let go, it was mutual. We weren't getting a lot of support there. They weren't excited about the group, so we kind of asked to be released."
button.gif (123 bytes) The band had touring dates with 10,000 Maniacs,
Toad The Wet Sprocket, Cracker, and the Spin Doctors, which eventually led to some members moving on from the group.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dylan then reformatted the Wallflowers with himself, Jaffee, and replacement members Michael Ward on guitar, Greg Richling on bass, and Mario Calire on drums (replacing Matt Chamberlain who played drums for the band on their second LP). A demo tape that included the tract "6th Avenue Heartache" began to catch the attention of various record companies who initially were weary of signing a band that had recently been released from a record deal contract. The band eventually signed with Interscope Records.

1996... # 70 Singles Artist of the Year

May
The Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horsebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers released Bringing Down The Horse. This time the boys had an impressive lineup of help with the LP including Michael Penn, Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty fame, Don Heffington of Lone Justice, and Sam Phillips. The LP was also produced by family friend T-Bone Burnett.
button.gif (123 bytes) Their first single "
6th Avenue Heartache" gave the band exposure on alternative radio and video channels before the track crossed-over to the pop arena and hit the Top 10.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the Top 40 with "6th Avenue Heartache."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the Top 10 for the first time with "6th Avenue Heartache."

1997... # 10 Singles Artist of the Year

January
The Wallflowers - "One Headlight" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers' second single "One Headlight" became a bigger hit for the band when it hit the Top 40 eventually going Top 5, and soon the LP was becoming more successful commercially.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Jakob Dylan was nominated for Best Rock Song ("6th Avenue Heartache").
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks with "
One Headlight."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks with "One Headlight."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the
Top 10 with "One Headlight."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the Top 40 with "
The Difference."
button.gif (123 bytes) In the summer the Wallflowers hit the road with the
Counting Crows.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers were nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards including Viewer's Choice, Best Group Video, Best New Artist, and Best Editing, but didn't walk home with any moon man statues.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the Top 40 with "Three Marlenas."

December
The Wallflowersbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jakob Dylan was named Sexiest Rock Star by People magazine but lost VH-1's Most Fashionable Artist to Beck.
button.gif (123 bytes) VH-1 announced it's top video of 1997: "
One Headlight."
button.gif (123 bytes) SoundScan proclaimed the Wallflower's
Bringing Down The Horse the seventh best-selling LP of 1997 - selling over 3.1 million copies in the U.S.

1998... # 65 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers were nominated for 3 American Music Awards for Favorite Band Rock/Pop, Favorite New Artist, and Favorite Album Rock/Pop.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the
Top 10 with "Three Marlenas."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("One Headlight") and Dylan won for his songwriting for Best Rock Song ("One Headlight") and was also nominated for ("The Difference").

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Dylan won Best Male Vocalist at the California Music Awards, known as the Bammies and formerly the Bay Area Music Awards.

May
Godzilla soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers hit the Top 40 with "Heroes" from the Godzilla soundtrack.

1999...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Heroes").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers could be heard on the benefit LP
No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees with "Used To Be Lucky."

2000... # 77 Singles Artist of the Year

October
The Wallflowers - Breachbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers released their next LP, Breach.
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Sleepwalker" hit the Top 40.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "One Headlight" at # 58.

2001...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Breach was certified gold.

October
American Wedding soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers announced that guitarist Michael Ward had left the group. Ward stated the departure was over "musical, personal, and ideological differences."

2002...

January
Wallflowers - Red Letter Daysbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers could be heard on the soundtrack for I Am Sam with their cover of "I'm Looking Through You."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers released their next LP - Red Letter Days.

2003...

June
The Wallflowers - Rebel, Sweetheartbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers could be heard on the soundtrack for American Wedding with "Into The Mystic."

2004...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers could be heard on the compilation Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs Of Warren Zevon with the track "Lawyers Guns And Money."

Jakob Dylan - Seeing Thingsbutton.gif (123 bytes) # 234 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers released their next LP Rebel, Sweetheart.

2007..

June
The Wallflowers - 'Collected: 1996-2005'button.gif (123 bytes) Dylan could be heard on the compilation Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur with "Gimme Some Truth."

2008..

June
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Seeing Things (Billboard peak: # 24 - Rolling Stone: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone- Entertainment Weekly: B).

2009...

June
Jakob Dylan - 'Women And Country'button.gif (123 bytes) The hits collection Collected: 1996-2005 was released.

2010...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Dylan released the solo LP Women And Country.

2012...

October
The Wallflowers - 'Glad All Over'button.gif (123 bytes) The Wallflowers released Glad All Over.








The Wallflowers



LPs
The Wallflowers - The Wallflowers The Wallflowers
Released: August, 1992
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Shy Of The Moon" - "Sugarfoot" - "Sidewalk Annie" - "Hollywood" - "Be Your Own Girl" - "Another One In The Dark" - "Ashes To Ashes" - "After The Blackbird Sings" - "Somebody Else's Money" - "Asleep At The Wheel" - "Honeybee" - "For The Life Of Me"
The Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horse Bringing Down The Horse
Released: May, 1996
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "One Headlight" - "6th Avenue Heartache" - "Bleeders" - "Three Marlenas" - "The Difference" - "Invisible City" - "Laughing Out Loud" - "Josephine" - "God Don't Make Lonely Girls" - "Angel On My Bike" - "I Wish I Felt Nothing"
The Wallflowers - Breach Breach
Released: October, 2000
US
: Gold
Billboard peak: # 13
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Letters From The Wasteland" - "Hand Me Down" - "Sleepwalker" - "I've Been Delivered" - "Witness" - "Some Flowers Bloom Dead" - "Mourning Train" - "Up From Under" - "Murder 101" - "Birdcage"
Wallflowers - Red Letter Days Red Letter Days
Released: November, 2002
Billboard peak: # 32
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "When You're On Top" - "How Good It Can Get" - "Closer To You" - "Everybody Out Of The Water" - "Three Ways" - "Too Late To Quit" - "If You Never Got Sick" - "Health And Happiness" - "See You When I Get There" - "Feels Like Summer Again" - "Everything I Need" - "Here In Pleasantville" - "Empire Of My Mind"
The Wallflowers - Rebel, Sweetheart Rebel, Sweetheart
Released: May, 2005
Billboard peak: # 40
Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Days Of Wonder" - "The Passenger" - "The Beautiful Side of Somewhere" - "Here He Comes (Confessions Of A Drunken Marionette)" - "We're Already There" - "God Says Nothing Back" - "Back To California" - "I Am A Building" - "From The Bottom Of My Heart" - "Nearly Beloved" - "How Far You've Come" - "All Things New Again"
The Wallflowers - 'Collected: 1996-2005'
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Collected: 1996-2005
Released: June, 2008
Billboard peak: # 137
Tracks: "One Headlight" - "6th Avenue Heartache" - "Three Marlenas" - "The Difference" - "Invisible City" - "Letters From The Wasteland" - "Hand Me Down" - "Sleepwalker" - "I've Been Delivered" - "When You're On Top" - "How Good It Can Get" - "Closer To You" - "The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere" - "God Says Nothing Back" - "Eat You Sleeping" - "God Says Nothing Back" (Demo Version)
The Wallflowers - 'Glad All Over'
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Glad All Over
Released: October 9, 2012
Tracks: "Hospital For Sinners" - "Misfits And Lovers" - "First One In The Car" - "Reboot The Mission" - "It's A Dream" - "Love Is A Country" - "Have Mercy On Him Now" - "The Devil's Waltz" - "It Won't Be Long (Till We're Not Wrong Anymore)" - "Constellation Blues" - "One Set Of Wings"
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