Kurt Cobain's Biography Essay

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Kurt Cobain's Biography


     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 some demo tapes.
They released a single in November of 1988. They got signed to a small company
and produced their first album titled Bleach. It featured Chad Channing on Drums,
Kurt Cobain on guitar and vocals, and Krist Novaselic on bass. Bleach only
ending up costing $600 to produce and did not sell big. After recording Bleach
the band made a short west coast tour that started in February of 1989 in
Seattle and moved down the coast. However the band was just preparing for the
tour for Bleach which started on June 22, 1989 in San Francisco and ended in New
Castle, England, the bands first European show.

     Nirvana started another short US tour in February of 1990 and one month
later Chad left the band to be ...


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...k the greenhouse.
Dylan was Kurt's best friend and helped Tom Grant look for Kurt, This is where
my survey comes in out of 47 people surveyed including fans, students, and
teachers 20 said they believed that Kurt was murdered and 27 said they believed
that Kurt committed suicide, almost an even split.

     Kurt left a big hole in the music industry and this was expressed by
many of his fellow musicians including Eddy Vedder of Pearl Jam and Michael
Stipe of R.E.M. Eddy had to say "I feel bad that Kurt's not still writing songs
because he was brilliant and that guy could emotionally twang my heart-strings.
Every song he wrote spoke to me."

     Dave Grohl and Pat Smear, who had been a late edition for In Utero an
back-up guitar formed a band called the Foo Fighters with Dave on lead guitar
and vocals, Pat on back-up guitar again, and two new people. Krist went on to
join a band called Sweet 75. Krist has also become a "spokesperson" for the band
being the only member that was with the band all the way until the end. I hope i
have shown you what Kurt's life and death were like. There is much more
information about this subject out there this is just some of it.

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