Kurt Donald Cobain
born February 20, 1967
died April 5, 1994
height 5' 7"
weight 130 lbs
lead singer, songwriter, guitarist
Seattle rock band, Nirvana
frontman, leader, reluctant spokesman
a major celebrity, around the world
but found himself in an uncomfortable position
"Famous is the last thing I wanted to be."
[Azerrad, Michael - Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana]
helped push the wave of Grunge rock
1991, marked the beginning of grunge and alternative rock
with the hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
noted as the "anthem-of-a-generation"
[Garofalo, Reebee - Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA]
other well-known songs:
"About a Girl",
"Come as You Are",
and "All Apologies"