‘Kurt Cobain Day’ To Be Celebrated In Singer’s Hometown

Aberdeen, Wash. dedicates Feb. 20 to Nirvana frontman's memory

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Feb. 20 will be dedicated to Kurt Cobain in the late singer’s hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. Local officials have pegged the late Nirvana frontman’s birthday as Kurt Cobain Day, which will be recognized annually in his memory.

“Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements,” the city’s announcement reads, reports Rolling Stone. Aberdeen mayor Bill Simpson has even suggested that the day could extend to a whole week.

But Aberdeen isn’t the only place where the grunge legend—who committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27— will be celebrated. Another Washington town, Hoquiam, where Cobain briefly lived, has chosen April 10 as their own Kurt Cobain Day. “I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while,” Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney said when the event was announced. “He and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”
Also taking place April 10: Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Cat Stevens, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and Hall & Oates.
[Rolling Stone]
11 comments
MichelleAugust
MichelleAugust

I think that is a good idea to have a rememberance day for Cobain. All these people are so judgemental on here it is rediculous. I am sure that have alot of skeletons in their closets. Everyone makes mistakes and some have additons. That does not make them bad people. So all of you that are posting stupid stuff on here, should quit throwing stones at glass houses. No mater if is drugs or some other things that you have done with your life. God is not judgemental. Maybe you should read your Bible.

SteveTompkins
SteveTompkins

They thought they were gonna have a good time on drugs but end up losing it all--the devil laughs. Self control peoople just self control.

smellslikepnw
smellslikepnw

@Openminded1 Why don't you go back to your room, and then come back out when you realize that a lot of great artists have died over drug use. 

jettercool
jettercool

@smellslikepnw @Openminded1 He died over gun used.

Not drug use.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@smellslikepnw @Openminded1 Great artist in who's mind yours? I have been around a long time and everyone of those so called artist, that died from drug use legal or otherwise where stupid and weak, that includes nut case like Michael I want be white Jackson, even Elvis and many other dumb asses that died before they had to do to drugs.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@80sKid90sTeen My name is not openedminded1 that is just a post name , and meant to be ironic dummy. I know about Kurt and his ex moron druggy girl friend Miss Love.The only thing you are right about is my generation. I do not care what he endured as a child, i went through hell too never had to use drugs to escape reality. 

80sKid90sTeen
80sKid90sTeen

@Openminded1 But your name is opened minded but you have these opinions not based on any real merit. You must be a someone who didn't grow up to understand the impact Kurt had on a Generation. Can you name one song by Nirvana? Do you know anything about his life and what he endured as a child? No all you are focused on is your own CLOSED MINDED opinions but not facts.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ChrisTurner1 No one said to dismiss those great you refer to, But the subject of this post is not in the same class as Fitzgerald, or Hemingway and god for bid Van G. He is not even close to them in history or talent he was nothing but a loud mouth drug addict .

ChrisTurner1
ChrisTurner1

So we should dismiss the works of all artists who had addiction issues?  This would include Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dylan Thomas, Van Gogh, and many more.