Kurt Donald Cobain, born February 20th 1967 in Hoquaim, a small town near Seattle. His mother, Wendy, was a cocktail waitress and his father, Donald, was a mechanic. He and his parents moved to Aberdeen, Washington when Kurt was 6 months old.
Kurt Cobain lived an average life until his parents divorced in 1975. After being moved from house to house for years he rebelled and started listening to bands such as The Melvins. After being kicked out of his home by his mother he lived underneath the Wishkah bridge, which later inspired the song "something in the way".
He met Krist Novoselic and started a band later to be known as "Nirvana". In 1989 Nirvana signed upto Subpop records recording "Bleach" there. however Kurt became unhappy with Drummer Chad Channings drumming and fired him. They then met Dave grohl. With the trio finally together they hit major success with the album "Nevermind" which included the tracks "Smalls like teen spirit" "In bloom" and "come as you are".
In 1989, Courtney love, Kurts future wife, maw Kurt at a show in Oregon. They formally met in 1991 at a concert in L.A. After some time together the pair got together and on August 18th 1992 The pair had their first and only child Frances Bean Cobain. The pair allegedly fought and argued over time and only bonded whilst taking Heroin.
After recording "In utero" and doing the famous Unplugged acoustic set where he played covers such as Leadbellys "where did you sleep last night" and David Bowies "Man who sold the world" as well acoustic versions of Nirvana classics
like "Come as you are" Kurt was having major problems...
On March 1st 1994 whilst on tour in Germany Kurt was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. he flew to Rome for treatment on March 3rd, where Courtney met him. She awoke to find him overdosed on a cocktail of Rohypnol and Champagne. he flew back to seattle after 5 days in hospital, after an intervention with close friends and family Kurt agreed to go on a detox programme, He went to the Exodus recovery centre in LA but escaped on the first day of April, he went back home and after listening to R.E.M, Kurt took 3x the lethal amount of heroin and shot himself in the head with a shotgun. He was discovered on the 8th April by an electrician.
On the 10th of April 1994, a public vigil was held which attracted 7,000 mourners, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and wife Courtney Love read out messages including Kurts suicide note. Courtney then gave some ofKurts clothes to some mourners. Kurt Donald Cobain was cremated, he died aged 27 joining the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jim morrison and Janis Joplin in the "27 club".
Kurt Cobain, R.I.P