Kurt Cobain, the late famous Nirvana front man would have turned 52-year-old, today February 20th
Cobain tragically committed suicide in 1994; by then he had inspired a generation with his poignant lyrics and emotive grunge rock.
In honor of his birthday and the music genius that he was we celebrate his life remembering how he lived and became the iconic figure that he still is in the world.
Kurt Donald Cobain –born one of two children to waitress Wendy Elizabeth (née Fradenburg) and an automotive mechanic, Donald Leland Cobain –attended Aberdeen High School –where he later worked as a janitor, earning enough to rent a flat at 404 N. Michigan Street.
After founding Nirvana in the late 80’s along with bassist Krist Novoselic –and putting out early releases, Nirvana found success following the release of their second album Nevermind. The band’*****, Smells Like Teen Spirit –hit like a thunderclap upon its 1991 release, briefly making the Pacific Northwest rock’s hottest scene.
Kurt not only found success but also found love in his lifetime. Following two sold out shows in Honolulu, Cobain and Courtney Love married on Waikiki Beach on February 24, 1992, just over two years after they met. They welcomed their only child, daughter Frances Bean on August 18. 1992.
The vocalist and guitarist was as unapologetic as they come, with his unique personality and ‘I don’t give a f**” attitude he managed to get thrown from his own album launch party, getting married in pajamas, take his baby daughter to an interview, wearing a gown while appearing on a TV show, smooching his band mate and even announcing to an audience Courtney Love was the best f** in the world.
Kurt –who also carried personal diaries in which he would document his favorite albums and bands –was very vocal about his feud with Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose.
Cobain who was addicted to ******, took his own life in 1994 in Seattle age 27. He is remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians, and was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.