(Stage name of Kurt Poupon; USA, 1967-1994) composer and singer of American hard rock, creator and principal member of the group Nirvana.
Kurt Cobain in concert
On February 20, 1967 born Kurt Poupon in the town of Aberdeen, Washington. That child, which over the years would be known as Kurt Cobain, dragged throughout his life his family problems that culminated with the separation of his parents when he had reached the age of seven. Kurt Cobain died was still a young man, but despite many of their problems (or perhaps because of them) came to become a global musical idol.
Kurt Cobain had a guitar at age 14, when his uncle gave it for the first time in his hands. From that moment the music became a constant in his life and was a tool that was particularly useful to express his complicated personality partly. Eventually decides, along with his friend Krist Novoselic, forming his first band, called Fecal Matter. They are his first steps in the professional world of music.
Soon Fecal Matter is short for artistic longings of Kurt Cobain. Follow joined Novoselic to create a new group to which drummer Dale Crover joins. They run the years 1985 and 86 and Seattle looks to be born the first concerts of legendary Nirvana. Few can suspect that around this formation and in the same city a musical current which will make history will originate: grunge. Primitive and disenchanted rock rhythms quickly become an anthem for the youth of the 1980s. Both the music and the aesthetics of Cobain and his band have a decisive influence on the society of the time.
Kurt Cobain in concert
In 1988, Dale Crover has been replaced by Chad Channing in Nirvana. With the newest member of the Group recorded their first album, Nirvana. Their two songs and Love Big Cheese, get to be resounding successes and give great prestige to the formation of Cobain. With the strength that gives them their good acceptance, they begin to work on their first Studio album, Bleach. The alternative circuits of the United States begin to host concerts of Kurt Cobain and his companions with songs as About a girl.
The second disc of Nirvana, Nevermind, under the label of the record company Geffen was published in the year 1990. Cobain back to change the battery and now is Dave Grohl, who plays in the group. This album becomes one of the most important in the history of the current music to sell over fifteen million copies. His single Smells like teen spirit is a real myth for young people around the world. The resounding success comes to Kurt Cobain's musical career even if he does not leave out their addiction to heroin and his depressive personality problems.
On February 24, 1992 Kurt Cobain marries another singer, Courtney Love. He is the leader of Hole (a group consisting of only women) and is known for its problematic character. His will be a troubled marriage in which drugs and violence abound and of which his only daughter, Frances Bean will be born. In the same 1992 sees the light another disc of Nirvana: Incesticide. It is a compilation of unreleased solo heard in the live concerts of the group, as for example Sliver or are of a gun and the prelude to his latest album called In uterus.
Kurt Cobain personal problems are becoming increasingly important and the singer tries to commit suicide on two occasions, in addition to be committed by an overdose in 1993. On April 5, 1994 dies shot in the head while his body is not found until three days later. Just 27 years old, and the official version is that it has committed suicide, although the speculation about a possible murder have never ceased to be heard.
After the death of Cobain appear on the MTV Unplugged, an album in 1993, market and a posthumous collection made by other members of the group, From the Mudy Banks of the Wishkah.