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December 23, 1943

Harry Shearer (aka Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap) is born in Los Angeles, California. Shearer is also known for voicing a number of characters on The Simpsons, including Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders.

October 17, 1947

Michael McKean, who portrays frontman David St. Hubbins in the fictional band Spinal Tap, is born in New York City. He's also known as wacky neighbor Lenny Kosnowski on Laverne & Shirley and brilliant but troubled lawyer Chuck McGill on Better Call Saul.

September 16, 1959

Vicki Blue (Victory Tischler-Blue) is born in Newport Beach, California. In 1977 she joins The Runaways after bassist Jackie Fox leaves, and plays on their fourth album. After the breakup of the band, Blue goes on to forge a career as an actress: playing Cindy in the 1984 mockumentary movie This is Spinal Tap.

March 2, 1984

This Is Spinal Tap is released in theaters, chronicling the hapless heavy metal band with exploding drummers and an amp that goes to 11. It leaves some in laughter and some in tears. Ozzy Osbourne is just confused.More

October 31, 1991

After meeting up at their ex-manager's funeral, Spinal Tap announce a reunion. "It was destiny and also because none of us were really making a great amount of money," bass player Derek Smalls says.

March 17, 1992

After reuniting at their ex-manager's funeral, Spinal Tap issue their 17th album, Break Like The Wind.More

July 7, 1992

Spinal Tap cap their reunion tour with a sold-out show at Royal Albert Hall in London.More

June 30, 2009

Spinal Tap start (and end) their One Night Only World Tour at Wembley Arena in London.

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