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The Dead Kennedys Profile

The Dead Kennedys Profile

Jeff Penalty
East Bay Ray
Klaus Flouride
D.H. Peligro

Former members:
Jello Biafra
Brandon Cruz

Also called
The Sharks,
The Creamsicles,
The Pink Twinkies

Formed: in 1978 in San Francisco, California

Hardcore punk

First Gig: July 19th, 1978, at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco.

Name Game: to remind people that the American dream was killed. (Death of Kennedy brothers)

Associated Acts
Jello Biafra (solo career)
The Jungle Studs

Debut Album: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (September 1980)

Did You Know
The group disbanded in 1986, reforming in 2001 with a new vocalist.

In January of 1986, the DKs decided to break up to pursue other interests. They played their last concert on February 21.

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