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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was an American singer who was best known as the lead singer of the band Nirvana.

 

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He had left behind a powerful musical legacy and some of the era's most enduring songs including "Lithium," "In Bloom," "Heart-Shaped Box," "Pennyroyal Tea" and "About a Girl."

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Cobain was mourned in the days after his suicide by fans, fellow musicians and his wife, and his ashes were scattered into Washington's Wishkah River.

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On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle. His death was ruled by authorities as a suicide by self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

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On 4 March 1994, while in his hotel room in Rome, Italy, he attempted suicide by taking an overdose of drugs.

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While his band was struggling to make it, Cobain made a fateful connection in his personal life. In 1990, Cobain met his match in an edgy rocker named Courtney Love.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit became Nirvana's most highly acclaimed and instantly recognizable song.

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Not many people can decipher it's exact lyrics but Cobain used a seductive hookline to hook the listener.

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In 1989 Nirvana recorded their debut album Bleach under the independent label Sub-Pop records.

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Nirvana became very popular in Britain and by 1991 they signed a contract with Geffen.

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In 1988 he started the grunge band Nirvana.

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Nirvana made the leap to a major label in 1991 when they signed with Geffen Records.

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When Cobain was eleven he heard and was captivated by the Britain's Sex Pistols and after their self-destruction Cobain and friend Krist Novoselic continued to listen to the wave of British bands including Joy Division the nihilistic post-punk band that some say Nirvana are directly descended from in form of mood, melody and lyrical quality.

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Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington.

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