NASA’s loudest-ever rocket launch was measured at about 205 decibels.
Thunder from a storm that is directly overhead registers at around 120 dB.
Hearing damage can happen from sustained exposure to any noises above 85 dB.
In 1972, Deep Purple played a show that was 117 decibels. The indoor show’s loud volume knocked three people unconscious.
The Guinness Book of World Records said The Who were the loudest band. A concert in London on May 31, 1976 was measured at 126 decibels.
In 2008, a Swedish band called Sleazy Joe hit 143.2 decibels in Hassleholm, Sweden.