APRIL 1992 • Suede appear on the cover of Melody Maker as "Best new band in Britain."
FEBRUARY 1993 • Suede perform at the BRIT Awards after nagging by the NME.
AUGUST 1994 • Oasis release Definitely Maybe, which goes on to sell seven million records.
OCTOBER 1994 • Menswe@r signs for half a million pounds after only their fifth live show.
OCTOBER 1994 • Oasis play Local 186 in Allston (now Wonderbar); punches are thrown in the back room, and the night ends at a Lilly Dennison afterparty.
FEBRUARY 1995 • Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers disappears. Still not found.
MARCH 1995 • Elastica's debut record becomes the fastest-selling debut album in UK history.
JUNE 1995 • Pulp headline Glastonbury after the Stone Roses bow out; performance of "Common People" a captivating, defining moment.
AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
FEBRUARY 1996 • Jarvis Cocker is arrested for crashing the stage during Michael Jackson's BRIT Awards performance.
FEBRUARY 1996 • Trainspotting released, making Iggy Pop and heroin relevant once again, and exposing Underworld's techno to mod kids.
AUGUST 1996 • Oasis performs two shows at Knebworth in front of 150,000 per night. More than 2.6 million people — one in 20 Brits — applied for tickets for the shows.
MAY 1997 • Suede's gear stolen outside the Paradise on Comm Ave, forcing the band to perform acoustic. Richard Oakes's guitar turns up years later at a second-hand shop outside Boston. Suede don't return to the US until 2011.
JULY 1997 • Noel Gallagher invited to meet with Tony Blair. Oasis releases bloated "D'You Know What I Mean"; UK tastemakers just not sure.
MARCH 1998 • Pulp release This Is Hardcore, declared the eulogy for Britpop; cultural hangover begins.
AUGUST 1998 • Damon Albarn and Justine Frischmann split up — Blur frontman pens sad-sack 13 record, Elastica lass turns to drugs before discovering M.I.A.
JULY 2000 • Limp Bizkit appears on the cover of Select. Goodnight, drive safely.
OCTOBER 2000 • Current Phoenix music editor Michael Marotta kisses Justine Frischmann at the Elastica afterparty at Axis, eventually gets cockblocked by Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy Warhols.