Kurt (Donald) Cobain was born in
February 20, 1967.
His hometown (Aberdeen, Wa) was
always kind of 'problem' for him "Aberdeen was nothing but rednecks
and guns and booze."
In his childhood his parents divorced,
and he ended up being shuffled from one relative's house to the next.
Kurt drooped out from high school
and In his late teen he left home, abandoning the orderlines of his mother's
house for the danger and occasional
excitement of bumming with friends
and doing nothing.
Though his condition had not yet
been diagnosed, he had begun to show
signs of narcolepsy, an incomprehensible
illness which strikes its victims asleep in unoccupied rooms than he did
in the menial sweeping and cleaning
which was supposed to be his vocation.
That wasn't his only job in his
late teens, in 1985, he worked briefly as a lifeguard at the local YMCA.
But nothing lasted for long, except
That year, Kurt made the fateful
connection, when he met the 19 years old
Chris Novoselic born in Los Angeles
into a family of Yugoslavian
extraction, Chris(later on known as Krist) was brought to
Aberdeen before he reached his teens
as his father entered the logging
When Kurt played with Chris for
the first time in 1987, they decided to keep
the band together, and by the beginning
of the next year, they had a ten-song
demo fully in place with Crover
Many of these tunes wound up on
their Sub Pop debut album, Bleach (1989)
and on their rarities compilation,
In the beginning (' the early Nirvana'
) they didn't really find their 'perfect' drummer
(Channing, Crover, Peters).
However they found their perfect
Dave Grohl, born in Warren, Ohio.
After their 1991 breakthrough album
Nevermind the album that shook the world by storm
and bring their music to the world,
Nirvana were everywhere. They were
the cover boys of every major music mag in the world,
Song after song concert after concert
as Nirvana gets better and better.
Nirvana - songwriter/guitarist/vocal
Kurt Cobain, bassist Chris Novoselic and
drummer Dave Grohl was everywere
Meantime Kurt start spending time
with his girlfriend, Courtney Love,
He felt that spending a lot of time
with Courtney was essential for his sanity.
"I just wanted to do something that
was really exciting" "I figured Courtney
was the best option . I knew that
there wouldn't be a single person in the
Nirvana camp that would approve
of it. Because they're so fucking boring.
Their lives are so normal."
However in February 24, 1992,
Kurt married his girlfriend Courtney in Hawaii
(with a female minister....Kurt
wore his pyjamas on the 'wedding'...)
And in August 18, 1992, Frances
Bean Cobain was born in Los Angeles.
Just 10 days after Kurt become a
father, Nirvana played the U.K. Reading Festival.
And in September the band performed
at the MTV Video Music Awards, and received two awards : Best Alternative
Video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Best New Artists.
Kurt always had a problem with the
'macho man' style "I definitely have a problem
with the average macho man, because
they have always been a threat
to me. I've had to deal with them
most of my life -being taunted and
beaten up by them in school.
I definitely feel closer to the feminine side
of the human being than I
do the male."
Also in '92 - Kurt checked into
a rehab to rid himself of his heroin
habit. "I just decided I want to
have a life".
In November 1993 Nirvana went unplugged
And after they finished their American
Tour ( January 1994)
they went to play in Europe ( that
was their last tour) .
In the morning of April 8, 1994,
an electrician arrived at Kurt house in
Seattle and spotted what he thought
was a mannequin lying on the floor of
a small cottage/greenhouse above
Upon closer examination, he realised
that what he saw was the body of a
young male with a shotgun on his
The police arrived and body, dressed
in jeans, a shirt and Converse trainers,
was removed for identification.
Fingerprints confirmed that it was
He left a suicide note, a wife and
a daughter, and millions of fans that will not let go and will never
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