Kurt Cobain

Singer + Guitarist In Nirvana
Born Feb 20, 1967

Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on February 20, 1967.
1970 3 Years Old His younger sister, Kimberly, was born on April 24, 1970. … Read More


1979 12 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In January 1979, Westeby gave birth to a boy, Chad Cobain. … Read More
1981 14 Years Old On his 14th birthday on February 20, 1981, Cobain's uncle offered him either a bike or a used guitar—he chose the guitar. … Read More
1983 16 Years Old …  As attested to by several of Cobain's classmates and family members, the first concert he attended was Sammy Hagar and Quarterflash, held at the Seattle Center Coliseum in 1983. … Read More
1986 19 Years Old In late 1986, Cobain moved into an apartment, paying his rent by working at The Polynesian Resort, a Polynesian coastal resort approximately north of Aberdeen. … Read More


1989 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Nirvana's debut album Bleach was released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. … Read More
1991 24 Years Old …  With Grohl, the band found their greatest success through their 1991 major-label debut, Nevermind. … Read More
1992 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In a 1992 interview with Melody Maker, Cobain said that hearing their 1988 debut album, Surfer Rosa, "convinced him to abandon his more Black Flag-influenced songwriting in favor of the Iggy Pop/Aerosmith–type songwriting that appeared on Nevermind.
In a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone, he said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was his attempt at "trying to rip off the Pixies. … Read More
Nirvana's acoustic Unplugged set, which was released posthumously as an album in 1994, may have provided a hint of Cobain's future musical direction. … Read More
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