Kurt Cobain Essay

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Kurt Cobain: About a Son Documentary Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1967 in the town of Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt once said his upbringing could be described as "white trash posing as middle class". At the age of 8, Kurt's parents got a divorce. Kurt was destroyed. He no longer was happy and smiling. He became very inward and was always frowning. Sometime during the 8th grade Kurt was diagnosed with scoliosis. In his later years the weight of his guitar made it worse. To have somewhere to fit in Kurt started hanging around some older kids. From 1984 to1985 Kurt lived with his mom. She soon kicked him out because he dropped out of high school. He was a senior in high school and just weeks short of graduation. For one year he lived in friend's houses, cars and even under a bridge. In the winter of 1985 Kurt formed his first band with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burkhard. They went through a series of names before finally deciding on Nirvana. Some of them were Fecal Matter, Skid Row, Ted Ed Fred, Pen Cap Chew, and Windowpane. Their first live performance took place in Olympia in the summer of 1985. This same summer Kurt tries heroin for the first time. He loves Olympia so much that he decides to move there in the fall of 1987. In January of 1989 Sub Pop Records hears a 10 song demo of Nirvana. They offer to put out a single. That summer Aaron Burkhard is replaced by Chad Channing. Nirvana's Sub Pop single is "Love Buzz" and "Big Cheese". In October of 1988 1000 copies are

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