Kurt Cobain

Picture of Kurt Cobain, Lead singer of Nirvana
Monday February 20, 1967
Tuesday April 5, 1994
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Kurt Donald Cobain
United States
Birth place
Hoquaim, WA, USA

Professional life

Kurt Cobain was a legendary musician and songwriter, who rose to fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nirvana. Cobain paved the way for the alternative rock scene in the early 1990s with the band’s breakthrough album, Nevermind, which sold millions of copies. His influence on music and culture is still felt nearly 30 years after his death.

Cobain was born in Aberdeen, Washington, on February 20, 1967. He was the son of Wendy Elizabeth and Donald Cobain, who divorced when he was nine. During his early childhood, he was very close to his mother, who encouraged creativity. At the age of 14, Cobain received his first guitar, which marked the beginning of his musical journey.

In 1987, Cobain formed the band Nirvana alongside bassist Krist Novoselic. Two years later, the band released their first album, Bleach, and gained underground success quickly. In 1991, Nirvana released their second and breakthrough album, Nevermind, which featured hit singles “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come as You Are”. The album rocketed Nirvana to superstardom and popularized the alternative rock genre. The band went on to release two more studio albums, In Utero and MTV Unplugged in New York.

Cobain was a controversial figure throughout his career. His lyrics often touched on dark subjects and his sometimes bitter attitude made him a target of criticism. His battles with depression, addiction and chronic health problems took a toll on his life. He is also known for his tumultuous relationship with his wife Courtney Love and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

On April 5, 1994, Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle due to an apparent suicide. Cobain’s death marked the end of an era and left millions of fans heartbroken.

Despite his short life, Cobain left a lasting legacy. Nirvana’s songs remain beloved classics and still inspire young musicians today. Cobain is also credited with creating an entire subgenre of rock and roll, which has influenced generations of music fans. His impact on pop culture is proof that his life and music will never be forgotten.

Birthday parties and gifts

Kurt Cobain was an eccentric and imaginative person, which manifested itself in many ways. Every year for his birthday, he would hold a themed party at his house. The themes ranged from “alien abduction” to “pirates”. His guests would dress up in costumes and Cobain would come up with creative ways to immerse them in the theme.

Cobain also loved to surprise his friends with unique presents. He was known to give out handmade or personalized gifts to those closest to him. He once gave Novoselic a terrarium full of insects, a gift that came with a note that read, “Be kind to bugs - Krist.” He also gave his wife Courtney Love jewelry featuring the symbol of their favorite band, the Melvins.

Cobain’s birthday parties and thoughtful gifts were a testament to his artistic spirit and kind heart. Even though he is no longer here, his legacy still lives on through these memories.

Interesting facts related to Kurts’ age, 27 Club

Kurt Cobain was just 27 years 1 month and 13 days old when he passed away in 1994. This has led to his being labeled a member of the “27 Club”, an unofficial group of highly influential musicians who all died at the age of 27. Cobain joins the ranks of legendary musicians such as Jimi Hendrix (27 years, 9 months and 21 days), Janis Joplin (27 years, 8 months and 16 days), Jim Morrison (27 years, 6 months and 26 days), Amy Winehouse (27 years, 10 months and 9 days),  Brian Jones  (27 years, 4 months and 3 days), Robert Johnson (27 years, 3 months and 8 days) all musicians which died in similar age.

Cobain’s young age has made him a symbol of youth, rebellion and the power of music. His influence has grown in the years since his death and his legacy is still felt through his groundbreaking music. Cobain’s fans around the world keep his memory alive, making sure his legacy will never be forgotten.

Find more information about Kurt Cobain on Wikipedia

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Generation: Generation X or Baby Bust (1965-1980), 3 years from Baby boomers or Generatin W (1946-1964)
Zodiac sign:
Chinese zodiac sign: Goat
Nr. of Heartbeats: 2,408,947,200
Nr. of Breaths: 489,317,400
Nr. of blinks (with 8 hours of sleep every day): 338,758,200
Hair length (if it was never cut): 871 cm or 8.71 meters (28 feet 7.0 inches)
Nail length (if it was never cut): 2,440 mm or 2.44 meters (8 feet 0.1 inches)
Top 5 songs on Billboard THE HOT 100 in the week when Kurt Cobain was born.
Rank Song Artist
1 Kind Of A Drag The Buckinghams
2 I'm A Believer The Monkees
3 Ruby Tuesday The Rolling Stones
4 Georgy Girl The Seekers
5 (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet Blues Magoos

Animal Age

How old Kurt Cobain would be if they were an animal.
9.68 years
12.1 years
142.73 years
21.77 years
16.13 years
38.71 years

Planet Age

How old Kurt Cobain would be if they were born on a different planet
237.71 years
93.06 years
30.44 years
4.82 years
1.94 years

What happened on Kurt Cobain birthday

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Deaths: Charles Knowlton, Rene Cassin
Others: Mir started


What happened on Kurt Cobain day of death

Birthdays: Thea Gill, Troy Gentry, Hugo Claus, Herbert von Karajan, Grady Sutton
Deaths: Sydney Brenner, Howard Hughes, Cozy Powell, Abe Fortas


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