| Share

Kurt Cobain

Born: 2/20/1967
Birthplace: Hoquiam, Washington

Lead singer and guitarist of the Seattle-based rock band Nirvana. Cobain's raw voice and heavy use of guitar feedback exemplified the popular “grunge”rock sound of the early 90s. The guitarist began playing in bands in Olympia, Washington after dropping out of high school in 1985. Nirvana signed with the indie label Sub Pop Records, and releasing Bleach (1989) and Nevermind (1991), which went gold. Instant fame did not sit well with Cobain, and rumors of his heroin use added to the media pressure. After the release of In Utero (1993), Cobain checked into drug-rehab briefly (1994). He committed suicide on April 5, 1994. Cobain was married to actress/musician Courtney Love, with whom he had one child, Frances Bean (b. 1992).

Died: 4/5/1994

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Glenn CloseCAlan Cober

More on Kurt Cobain from Infoplease:

  • Hoaxes - Music - Can't Sing, Can't Dance by Elissa Haney Paul is Dead In 1969 rumors of the death of Beatle ...
  • Kurt Cobain - Biography of Kurt Cobain, Lead singer of the group Nirvana
  • Kurt Cobain: About a Son - Starring Kurt Cobain
  • Nirvana - Nirvana grunge band Seattle-based grunge band formed by Kurt Cobain that brought 1970s punk sound ...
  • Jeffrey Sebalia - Biography of Jeffrey Sebalia, Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Warning: fsockopen(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71 Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to :3128 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known) in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71
Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring