February 20, 2017
Everyone has that Nirvana t-shirt hanging in the back of their closet. But today, what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, isn’t about that yellow text and iconic logo. It’s about a man with incredible talent who dynamically changed the music scene. Our Man Crush Monday is Kurt Cobain!
Kurt Cobain was a singer by age 2 and a guitarist by age 14. He thrived in the Pacific Northwest punk rock scene and made his start above a hair salon belonging to bandmate Noveselic’s mother. Nirvana was a groundbreaking success, providing an avenue for grunge and alternative rock to reach mainstream audiences like never before. Modern alternative music with all of its prevalence owes its existence to Cobain’s efforts in the band.
Many consider Kurt Cobain to be the last real rockstar, a handsome and inspired man who, despite his troubles, was the voice of a generation. He was quoted as saying,
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
Happy Birthday, Kurt. May may you rest in peace.