Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, in Washington. His parents were cocktail waitress and auto mechanic and he has a younger sister Kim.
When Cobain was very young, the family moved to small logging town - Aberdeen. After his parents divorced when he was seven, Cobain became anti-social and withdrawn, and suffered from chronic respiratory problems. As an adolescent he became enthralled by the punk movement and by certain heavy metal bands, including The Sex Pistols, Joy Division, and The Melvins.
After high school, Cobain and his friend Krist Novoselic moved to Olympia and in 1986 formed a rock band they called Nirvana, which featured Cobain, Novoselic, and drummer Chad Channing. In the early 1990s he started using heroin to deal with a nagging stomach ulcer and an irritable colon.…
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