Kurt Cobain Remembered By Twitter On Birthday


Kurt Cobain remembered

You may have asked yourself “why is Kurt Cobain the top trending term on Twitter today?” Because today is the late grunge pioneer’s birthday, that’s why!

Born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain is most well-known as the frontman for the Seattle grunge band Nirvana. An experimental and minimalistic musician, Cobain helped to define the grunge genre, which ended the 80s “glam rock” era in the early 90s with darker yet catchy tunes and lyrics that focused on themes of existentialism, loneliness, and depression.

Love him or hate him, Cobain helped to revolutionize modern music, and Nirvana is popularly seen as the defining band of the grunge scene (though I, myself, prefer some Alice in Chains).

Cobain died on April 5, 1994 at the age of 27 of an apparent suicide (though some circles of fans debate that to this day). Cobain’s legacy, his personal life and his death remain subjects of strong interest in popular culture. Here’s what Twitter users are saying about the late Kurt Cobain on his birthday today (some of these tweets contain links to archival footage, images, interviews, a ton of cool stuff):

Here’s Kurt Cobain performing David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” with Nirvana on MTV Unplugged in 1993. It’s one of his final performances, and in my opinion, one of his finest.

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Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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  1. Kurt changed my life with his insightful and surreal music and lyrics. I only wished he could have stuck around to make more to listen to for future generations. I was compelled to compose a portrait of him In Memoriam recently on the anniversary of his death on my artist’s blog at https://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-kurt-cobain-and-lane-staley.html Drop in and tell me your memories of his music and how it’s affected you.