On February 20, 1967 Kurt Donald Cobain was born at Grays Harbor Hospital in Aberdeen, WA. As we all know (or should know), Kurt changed the face of rock music, and instigated a social movement with a very strong fan base. From the beginning, he was completely against trends, major corporations, and industry in general. In fact he once said “I would rather be dead than cool.” Ironically, it was this attitude that made him so cool. Cobain is one of the most talented artists, and he has influenced me in every aspect of my life.
Despite his death, Cobain’s legacy lives on. Rolling Stone Magazine rated him the 12th greatest guitarist and the 45th greatest singer of all time. Although Kurt is no longer with us, he well and alive in the hearts of fans everywhere.
Happy birthday, Kurt.