Born on this day in 1967, Kurt Donald Cobain was born in the state of Washington. He was the founder of the band, Nirvana. They were the start of the grunge movement.
When Kurt was alive, the Nevermind album, released in 1991 could be heard playing on rock, alternative and other stations. It was a great album, full of songs that were the anthem of a generation of youths who felt that they were unrepresented in music. Kurt and his friend Dave Grohl who was one of many drummers for the band had seen a video on water births and thought that it looked cool. The cover, iconic now is a very male nude baby in a swimming pool with a dollar bill on a fish hook dangling in front of him.
The album did extremely well. Nirvana was asked to be the opener for Guns N Roses. Kurt declined, saying that they were "really talentless people who wrote crap music."
Kurt continued to have very specific ideas on how he wanted to have things done. He was also battling depression.
5 days after his birthday in 1992, he would marry Courtney Love who was already pregnant with Frances. I would be a little more than 2 years later that Kurt would take his own life.
The reason that I decided to include Kurt here is because of his felt influence for Generation X. Like Nirvana or hate them, like Cobain or hate him, if you are a Gen Xer, you know who he and Nirvana are.
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