Kurt Cobain

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, sound, hard work, and determination, someone can
become very successful in the competitive rock industry. Among

the successful, hardworking artists in this industry are Little

Richard, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Sex Pistols. Kurt

Cobain also can be included with these rock legends. Kurt

Cobain's life in music is supported by great talent, hardship,

and tragedy.

Kurt Cobain was born on the 20th of Febuary 1967 in

Abertine, Washington. When Kurt was only seven years old his

mother and father divorced. Following the ...

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painting and

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singing. Therefore, much of his time at school was spent with

the girls("Biography"). For this, Kurt did not have many friends

at school. Many thought he was either strange or bisexual, so he

alienated himself from other people("The Life").

Kurt Cobain was not always alone though. Before he was

famous, Kurt lived with Tracy Merander (immortalized in the song

"About a Girl") for three years in Seattle. During this time,

most of Kurt's talents, such as painting and sculpting, were

created for her. Tracy was said to be Kurt's "only true

love"("The Life").

Then Kurt met Courtney Love, who quickly became an important

part of Cobain's life. They married 24 January 1992 in Wakiki,

Hawaii. Six months later their daughter Frances Bean was born

("Biography"). Their relationship seemed to be great, but people

who where much closer to them said the relationship was

troublesome. It was ...

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Sub Pop to Geffen

Records. In 1991 Nirvana signed a contract and started another

album titled Nevermind ("Biography").

As Nirvana became more famous the stress increased on Kurt.

Cobain was constantly being protected by guards, so he had little

contact with his close friends and family. It even got to the

point were they were unable to talk to Kurt on the phone. His

music was the only thing that kept him from cracking under all

the pressure of fame. This was slowly wearing away though ("The


In 1993 Nirvana recorded In Utero, which was their last

album recorded in studio. Because of the title of the song "I

Hate Myself and I ...

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