Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Early Life == Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967 in Grays Harbor County Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. His parents were '''[[Wendy Fradenburg]]''' (born 1948), a waitress, and '''[[Donald Leland Cobain]]''' (born 1946), a mechanic. The family lived in Hoquiam, Washington. On April 24, 1970 his sister '''[[Kimberley Cobain|Kimberley]]''' was born. In 1976 his parents divorced after 11 years of marriage. Kurt lived with his dad in Montesano, Washington. Both of his parents got remarried and Kurt had step-siblings. In 1979, he went to live with his mom in Aberdeen. On his fourteenth birthday, Kurt's uncle took him out to buy his present. He offered Kurt either an old bicycle or a used acoustic guitar-- he obviously chose the guitar. Kurt began teaching himself how to play his favorite songs, such as "''My Best Friend's Girl''" by The ''Cars'', "''Louie Louie''", ''AC/DC's'' "''Back in Black''", and a few ''Led Zeppelin ''songs. He later became more involved with Punk Rock bands, such as the ''Sex Pistols'', ''Black Flag'' and ''the Stooges''. During this period, Kurt being very enamored with, and highly influenced by punk rock where he would make drastic changes to his appearance to mirror the bands he loved much to Aberdeen's public dismay. It was striking that such a clean and bright-looking boy could become so dark and "grungy". This dichotomy was prevalent in Kurt's personal journals. Kurt attended Aberdeen High School and befriended a gay student there. From his change of heart due to his personal life issues and newfound punk rock, Kurt was now an outcast that he wasn't was as a child. He later stated he was gay, just to "piss off homophobes". He dropped out when he realized he didn't have enough credits to graduate. Later in 1985, Cobain formed his first band "''[[Fecal Matter]]''", with '''[[Dale Crover]]''', '''[[Greg Hokanson]]''', '''[[Buzz Osborne]]''', and '''[[Mike Dillard]]'''. The band lasted for a year. The group's sole recording was issued as the ''Illiteracy Will Prevail'' demo tape, which remains unreleased officially with exception of the song "''Spank Thru''". Kurt and '''[[Krist Novoselic]]''' had a ''Creedence Clearwater Revival'' cover band that was not successful. They later founded ''Nirvana'' in 1987. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Nirvana Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://nirvana.fandom.com/wiki/Kurt_Cobain"