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Dead Kennedys, 2014
|Also known as||The Sharks
|Origin||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, punk rock|
|Years active||1978–1986, 2001-present|
|Labels||Cherry Red, Faulty Products, Alternative Tentacles, Manifesto/Decay|
|Associated acts||Against All Will, Jello Biafra (solo career), Peligro, Skrapyard, The Jungle Studs, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Lard, Melvins|
|Past members||East Bay Ray
D. H. Peligro
Ron "Skip" Greer
Steve "Boomstick" Wilson
Dead Kennedys were a hardcore punk band from San Francisco. The band was led by Jello Biafra. Other original members were Klaus Fluoride, D.H. Peligro, and East Bay Ray. The band played songs with strong political messages. During the 1980s, they had many fans in the punk rock music scene.
The Dead Kennedys formed in June 1978. In 1980, one of their songs called "California Über Alles" became popular in the punk music scene. In 1980, they recorded and released a song called "Holiday in Cambodia". That same year, they made their first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. In the early 1980s, the band toured all over the United States, Europe, and Australia.
In July of 1987, the band broke up.
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