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Devon Lynch

Birth and Death

Kurt Donald Cobain

Born: February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.

Died: April 5, 1994 (age 27), in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot


Kurt Cobain was a musician, songwriter-singer, guitarist, visual artist.

He was the singer and lead guitarist of the grudge style band, Nirvana.

Labels that he was signed to: Sub Pop, DGC, Geffen.

Also associated with: Fecal Matter and Earth

Years active: 1982-1994


Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, at Gray's Harbor Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington to a waitress, Wendy Elizabeth (nee Fradenburg)(born 1948) and an automotive mechanic, Donald Leland Cobain (born 1946)


During high school cobain rarely found anyone with whom he could play music. While hanging out at Melvins practice space, he met Novoselic, a fellow devotee of pop-punk, also where he met the other friends, soon to be "nirvana"

Personal Life

Love and Cobain met on January 12, 1990, in Portland's Satyrian nightclub, when they both still led ardent underground bands. Love made advantages, but Cobain was evasive. Early in thier interactions, Cobain broke off dates and ignored Love's advances because he was unsure if wanted a relationship.

On February 24, 1992, the couplw got married on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.