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Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain Despite his musical success, Cobain's relatively short life was plagued with tragedy and hardship. A succession of broken relationships, drug addiction and depression prefaced his premature death when he was only twenty-seven years old. To many of his fans Kurt was a hero, his musical talent led him to be called ''the voice of a generation.'' Kurt Cobain will never be forgotten, his music will always live on, and hopefully others will learn from Kurt's tragic end. ''Long before there was a void in our hearts, there was a void in Kurt Cobain's''. The life of a rock star starts out with just a few lyrics scribbled on a piece of paper. With the added help of a good voice, good sound, hard work and determination, someone can become very successful in the competitive music industry. Among the successful, hardworking artists in this industry are Little Richard, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and the Sex Pistols. Kurt Cobain, the lead singer from the famous band Nirvana, can also be included with these rock legends, and his life in music is supported by great talent, emotional conflicts and difficult relationships that courted controversy both when he was alive and in the years following his death. ...read more.

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They married on January 24th 1992 in Waikiki, Hawaii, and six months later, Courtney was giving birth to their first and only daughter, Frances Bean. Their relationship in general seemed to be wonderful, despite the fact that people who were closer to them said the relationship was troublesome. One of the most important aspects of Kurt Cobain's life is obviously music. From a very early age, he showed interest in the arts in general; he received his first guitar on his fourteenth birthday and by the time he was fifteen, he already knew how to play it. His musical influences went all the way from The Beatles and The Monkees to bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. Kurt's music didn't turn out to be like any of these, but it was a mixture of heavy metal and 80's punk, which was later to be known as 'grunge'. With his friend Chris ('Krist') Novaselic, Kurt formed one of the greatest bands in rock history, Nirvana, in 1986. In 1988 Kurt, Krist and the drummer Dave Grohl went to Seattle to make a demo at Reciprical Recording Studios, a demo that later led them to a record deal with Sub Pop records. ...read more.

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Lying on a nearby table, there was a suicide note, which was written moments before his death: "Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. I'm too much of an erratic, moody baby! I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away.'' To the Seattle police, who were called to the scene, it was suicide--open and shut. The media went into overdrive about the short, tragic life of one of the most talented musicians of this generation. Fuelled by the rumour mill and by comments made by his widow about earlier suicide attempts, they talked about his depression, his heroin addiction, his stomach pains--and his overpowering wish to die. Though Kurt Cobain did not reach the age of thirty, he became well known as a legend like Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morris, who were all- like him- twenty-seven when they died. The world sat in disbelief to the announcement of Kurt Cobain's death, and for days the media reported on his suicide. Salvador Stamatti English 1 ...read more.

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