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Thursday, April 14, 2011 - Page updated at 06:25 p.m.

Nirvana timeline: Readers share memories and photos

We asked readers to help us fill out the Nirvana timeline below by submitting memories and photos.

Experience Music Project's exhibition "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses" opens April 16 and will feature memorabilia related to Seattle's iconic grunge band.

To prepare for the opening, we searched our archives for past Nirvana reviews and stories to create this timeline of the band's career, but needed you to help us fill in the blanks.

Explore the timeline below to view readers' Nirvana memories, photos and videos.

Click the "+" signs to zoom in

Winning entries

We chose our favorite entries for exhibit-related prizes. The contest closed April 9. Thanks to all who participated.

Grand prize winner:

Eric Ekman for his Sept. 24, 1991 entry on the first time he heard Nirvana.

First prize winner:

Tim Chambers for his Sept. 9, 1991 entry on kicking Nirvana out of their own CD release party.

Second prize winners:

Scott E. Anderson for his Oct. 3, 1992 entry on a secret Nirvana show at Western Washington University.

Daniel Manning for his April 10, 1994 entry describing his reaction to Kurt Cobain's death.

Kyle Lazewski Reith for his Oct. 31, 1993 entry on Nirvana's Halloween show and the band members' costumes.

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