Artist, lyricist, guitarist, artist, and grunge craftsman, Kurt Donald Cobain was conceived on February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. His mom, Wendy Elizabeth was a server and his dad, Donald Leland Cobain was a car technician. Kurt was happy and a high- strung child, showing care and sensitivity. He displayed affection for music from a tender age; he used to listen and sing The Beatles at age two and learned to play the piano at age four. The turning point in his childhood was at age nine when his parents separated. After this occurrence, he wound up noticeably pulled back. He went to live with his dad, yet when he remarried, Kurt disdained his stepmother Jenny and her two kids.
Kurt turned into a rebel in his youth and started bullying in school. He then began visiting relatives while attending his high school in Aberdeen. His teachers described him as impressive with odd artistic tastes in his subjects. Kurt's life changed when he met a neighborhood punk band, The Melvins. He became a close acquaintance with Buzz Osbourne, an individual from the group; Kurt developed a habit of drinking and dr ugging, getting into fights with his mother and stepfather. Introducing him to several punk bands such as Sex Pistols, The Melvins were highly influential for Cobain. He once got arrested for spray paintings on buildings but was later released after paying the fine. Kurt formed a relationship with Tracy Marander who was the inspiration behind one of his song, ‘About a Girl’ from the album Bleach.
The couple enjoyed the rock and roll lifestyle although they struggled financially. The couple separated ways after a few years. Soon after separating from Tracy Marander, Kurt started dating a member of the Riot Grrrl band, Tobi Vail. It so happened that Kurt vomited after meeting Vail as he was so overwhelmed with anxiety caused by his infatuation for her. His relationship with her too did not remain for long as he desired the maternal comfort of a relationship which Vail regarded as sexist. The couple spent most of their time discussing political and philosophical issues. Soon, Kurt met Courtney Love, the couple married and gave birth to a daughter Frances Bean Cobain on August 18, 1992.
The name Nirvana means, ‘freedom from the pain and suffering of the external world.’ The title is taken from Buddhism as Kurt was close to religion. He described himself both as a Buddhist and a Jain during different points in his life. Kurt and his childhood friend, Novoselic founded the band but suffered due to a rotating list of drummers. Eventually, Nirvana settled for Chad Channing with whom they recorded their first album, Bleach, released under Sub Pop Records in 1989. However, problems arose again as Kurt was dissatisfied with Chad. At long last, the band made due with Dave Grohl. With Grohl, they encountered their most noteworthy achievement in 1991 with their second collection, Nevermind.
With the crude edges of punk and the rankling guitars of metal, they advanced a subgenre of option shake called “Grunge.” The tune, ‘Odors like Teen Spirit’ ended up being the gathering’s greatest single and took the whole collection to the highest point of the graphs. He began utilizing heroin in the mid-1990s to discover an escape and also some help for his ceaseless stomach issues. Nirvana released In Utero, the group’s highly acclaimed album in 1993. The album was full of personal lyrics inspired by Kurt’s life struggles; including a decent measure of threatening vibe towards individuals and circumstances that Kurt berated.
After many tours around the world when Kurt returned to the USA he became a hermit; spending his time alone and high, locking himself up in rooms full of guns and drugs. His partner Courtney Love described him as suicidal to the police. On April 5, 1994, in his guest house behind his Seattle home, 27-year-old Kurt committed suicide. He placed a shotgun in his mouth and fired, killing him instantly. There was a note addressed to Cobain's imaginary childhood friend ‘Boddah,’ which expressed that Cobain had not "felt the energy of tuning into and additionally making music, alongside truly composing for an excessive number of years now." Even after death, Kurt continues to inspire fans. The group’s Unplugged and From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah were huge hits.