Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain was born to Wendy and Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967 in the small logging community of Aberdeen Washington and his life ended on April 5, 1994. Kurt fronted one of the greatest bands of our time called Nirvana. In this report I hope to inform you about the life and mysterious death of Kurt Cobain.

Kurt had a good childhood, but a troubled adolescence. Partly because of his parents splitting up in 1975 when Kurt was eight years old. Kurt chose to live with his mother. Kurt's father remarried three years later.

Kurt got his first guitar for his 14th birthday. He took one guitar lesson and never paid for it. Kurt says 'I went and learned the power chords and never went back and never paid for the lesson I guess I still owe that guy the $6 or whatever it was. I didn't go back because once you know the power chords you can start writing your own songs.'

Kurt's mother remarried in May of 1984 to Pat O'Connor and one year later in May of 1985 Kurt would drop out of high school at the age of 17. During this period of his life Kurt got caught up with the drug community of Aberdeen and started heroin, an addiction he would never defeat. Many blame his death on this horrendous drug. Kurt often lived under a bridge along the muddy banks of the Wishkah river during that period.

Kurt had been just hanging out when he met Chad Channing and Krist Novaselic and they would go on to find out that they each played music. Chad played the drums and Krist played the bass. The three started getting together and jamming. They wrote some of their own songs and sent out...