Great musicians: Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born in February 1967 in Aberdeen and died in April 1994. He was singer, songwriter and musician. The best known as a lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, the best grunge’s band ever.

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Kurt Cobain was born in February 1967 in Aberdeen and died in April 1994. He was singer, songwriter and musician. The best known as a lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, the best grunge’s band ever.
Even as a child he was interested in music. He learnt to play the guitar and drums. His first guitar he got on 14th birthday from his uncle. His first favorite bands were The Beatles and Black Sabbath. Since Kurt’s parents’ divorced he became antisocial. “I hadn’t any friends, when I lived in Aberdeen. Nobody liked art, nobody listened to the music.” – said Kurt. He started to look for people similar to him, but in neighborhood there were none. He got mixed up with youth, who took drugs, only because of they liked rock music. His favorite guitars were Japanese Fender Stratocasters. “It’s the most accessible for left-handed” –said Cobain, who was left-handed.
When he was eighteen he and two other man created a band called Fecal Matter. Because they didn’t earn much, he was cleaning buildings, but most of time he spent at home composing or carving. When Kurt met Krist Novoselic, he was so impressed, he wanted to play with him. They started playing together, but drummers and names of bands were changed really often. Since 1988 they figured as Nirvana, but changes of drummers didn’t stop. In few months they became the greatest rock star. Kurt’s technician was tired of timeless repairing broken fretboards, so he just bought them ahead from violin maker. He offered him to design a guitar from scratch. Cobain liked designing so much that he drew another one. Nirvana, although more and more popular was weaker and weaker. It’s because of Kurt took more drugs. In 1992 they played amazing concert in Reading, but the second half of a year Kurt spent at home. He was painting alarming pictures, which showed angels and dolls.
His first serious girlfriend was Tracy Marander. After they broke up he started going out with Tobi Vail, but his real life lone was Courtney. There are few versions how have they met. First on Nirvana’s concert, second in nightclub in Portland and other one on Butthole Surfers’ show. They got marriage in February 1992 and in August was born their daughter Frances Bean Cobain, who in Kurt’s opinion is the best drug ever.
Kurt’s dead body was found accidentally by electrician. Beside there was a gun and farewell letter. There are many theories about his death. Generally accepted is suicide caused by deep depression and drug addiction. Significant is previous attempt of suicide. Anyway, Krist Novoselic said that in last weeks of live Kurt was behaving like he wanted to die. In judges opinion Cobain took heroin, wrote letter and shot himself. This way he joined Club 27.
All notes Kurt took during his lifetime (letters to friends, drafts songs’ texts, his own thoughts) were published in 2002 as Kurt Cobain :Journals. He placed there naturalistic descriptions of struggling with addiction and stomach trouble, which wasn’t diagnosed. He feels disappointment by his success. On one page Cobain encourage us “Please, read my journals, look through my things and figure me out”.
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