1940 - Warren Harding Sharrock, Jr. is born in Ossining, NY to Arruth Artis Sharrock and Warren Harding Sharrock, Sr. on August 27th
1954 - Sharrock begins performing with the doo-wop group, The Echoes
1957 - The Echoes record "Teenage Lover's Lullabye" in December
1961 - Sharrock begins studying composition at the Berklee School of Music
1965 - Sharrock relocates to New York City and became the guitarist for Olatunji's group after an informal meeting with Sun Ra, Marshall Allen and Pat Patrick - additionally he begins playing with John Gilmore, John Ore, Dave Burr, Marzette Watts and Byard Lancaster
1967 - Sharrock begins performing with Herbie Mann and appears on Don Cherry's Eternal Rhythm
1969 - Sharrock is featured on Wayne Shorter's Super Nova - he also releases his first album as a leader, Black Woman
1970 - Sharrock makes an uncredited appearance on Miles Davis' A Tribute to Jack Johnson - he also releases his second album Monkey-Pockie-Boo (named after the childhood nicknames of himself and his younger brother and sister)
1972 - Sharrock leaves Herbie Mann's group and formed his own band, Sharrock
1975 - Sharrock releases his third album, Paradise
1978 - Sharrock and Linda divorce
1979 - Sharrock's daughter, Jasmyn is born
1980 - Sharrock accepts an offer to open for guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer
1982 - Sharrock releases Memory Serves with Bill Laswell and forms the group Last Exit featuring himself, Bill Laswell, Peter Brotzmann and Ronald Shannon Jackson
1984 - Sharrock marries second wife Dannette "Nettie" Hill, mother of Jasmyn
1986 - Last Exit releases Koln and Sharrock releases Guitar, a solo album
1987 - Sharrock releases Seize the Rainbow featuring Melvin Gibbs, Abe Speller and Pheeroan Aklaff - he also begins playing with the group, Machine Gun
1990 - Sharrock perfoms with guitarist Nicky Skopelitis on Faith Moves - he also releases Highlife featuring Charles Baldwin, Dave Snider, Abe Speller and Lance Carter who would formally become known as the Sonny Sharrock Band
1991 - Sharrock released Ask the Ages - a long time goal of Sharrock's, featuring Pharoah Sanders, Elvin Jones and Charnett Moffett.
1992 - Sharrock co-founds local jazz venue, One Station Plaza in Ossining, NY
1993 - Sharrock is named one of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" in the February issue of Musician Magazine
1993 - Sharrock composes and records the theme music for Cartoon Network's Space Ghost: Coast to Coast - he also mourns the loss of his younger sister, Sharron
1994 - At 53, Sharrock dies of a heart attack on Thursday, May 26th, days before signing a major record deal with RCA
2002 - JazzTimes names Sharrock one of "The 10 Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Jazz"
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