Curt Cobein (Kurts Kobeins)
Kurt Donald Cobain was the leader of Nirvana, the band that redefined the sound of the nineties.
Cobain was born on the 20th of February 1967. His mother was a cocktail waitress and his father was an auto mechanic. His early life was happy and he lived as a part of the typical American family. He was singing from the time he was two. Cobain's life changed dramatically at the age of seven when his parents divorced. Cobain said he never felt loved or secure again. And his parent's divorce influenced him and he expressed his anguish in Nirvana's music.
Cobain's artistry and attitude didn't win many friends in high school. At school; Cobain took little interest in sports. Cobain joined the junior high wrestling team. Cobain also experimented with drugs while in high school. At the age of 14, Cobain was given his first guitar by his uncle. Cobain formed and reformed a series of bands before Nirvana came to be in 1986. In the band Cobain was together with, bassist Krist Novoselic and eventually drummer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Grohl.
By 1988 Nirvana were doing shows and had demo tapes going around. In 1989 Nirvana recorded their rough-edged first album Bleach for local Seattle.
In Britain Nirvana received a lot of recognition and in 1991 their contract was bought out by Geffen, they signed to the mega-label, the first non-mainstream band to do so. Two and a half years after Nirvana's first CD. …
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