Club 27: Kurt Cobain

Here’s a very famous member, Kurt Cobain.

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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Cobain is remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians in alternative music.

Born in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene which later became known as grunge. Nirvana’s debut album Bleach was released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, Nirvana found success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from their second album Nevermind (1991). Nevermind was in part responsible for bringing both alternative rock and grunge to a mainstream audience. It has been ranked highly on lists of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stone and Time. Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled “the flagship band” of Generation X and Cobain was hailed as “the spokesman of a generation.” Cobain resented this, believing his message and artistic vision had been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal problems often subject to media attention.

During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction and chronic health problems such as depression. He struggled with the personal and professional pressures of fame, and his marriage to musician Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle by an electrician who had come to install a home security system. The King County Coroner concluded Cobain died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. His death at age 27 has been a topic of public fascination and debate.

Now below is one of my favorite remakes of a classic Bowie song, The Man Who Sold the World. Enjoy.

F. M. Laster

“I’ve been things and seen places.”- Mae West

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1 Response to Club 27: Kurt Cobain

  1. pedrol says:

    I grew up listening Nirvana… it is still for me incredible to believe Kurt Cobain commited suicide… sometimes I wonder how he would be if he was still alive and in his 50s… thanks for sharing! PedroL

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