Wendy, Kurt's mother, gave birth to her first son on February 20th, 1967 ("Kurt Cobain"). Wendy was a stay-at-home wife while her husband, Donald, worked at the local gas station in Aberdeen, Washington. In spite of Kurt's impoverished home-life, he stated that his childhood was full of happiness. Kurt received nothing but kisses and hugs as a child, was as if the Cobain's focused on affection, the family's main philosophy (Gracie 7). Aside from his relationship with his parents; however, came his association with music the two components which formed Kurt's personality. "Since the age of two", his Aunt Mari began, "he's been singing He would sing the Beatles' songs like "Hey Jude" He had a lot of charisma at a young age". Kurt received his first percussion instrument for his third birthday: a bass drum. Yet, this is only because he was entirely too impatient to play the guitar (Gracie 8). As K...
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...drug abuse carried on through his teenage and adult years when he met Courtney Love. Love influenced Kurt's drug habits, and by the end of their first year of marriage, they were spending up to $400 dollars per day on heroin (Gracie 33). By March 3rd, 1994, Kurt had made his personal problems collide with publicity when he made his first suicide attempt in Rome with champagne and rohypnol pills (Gracie 40). By purposely overdosing on an illegal date rape narcotic, Kurt had made his suicidal tendencies public. And on the 5th of April, Kurt barricaded himself in the upstairs of his garage with a stool, loaded up on heroin, and tragically shot himself in the head with a shotgun ("Justice For Kurt"). As a result of his poor judgment, an egotistical personality, and suicidal tendencies, Kurt Cobain not only murdered himself, but the popular world of Grunge music forever.
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