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Nirvana's Kurt Cobain honored with annual holiday celebration

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Aberdeen, is a quiet, friendly town about 100 miles outside of Seattle. The town's Mayor Bill Simpson, proclaimed an annual celebration in remembrance of the town's most beloved resident, Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

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According to the Jan. 24, report by Alternative Nation, the Aberdeen city document proclaims, “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 connection with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”

This year's 2014 celebration comes on the heels of the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death, and the induction of the band Nirvana, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cobain was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Nirvana. He founded the band in 1987. Nirvana became the catalyst in the evolution of Rock, creating a music genre deemed grunge/alternative. The title "grunge" is based on the scruffy appearance of the artists.

Nirvana released studio albums "​Bleach" (1989) "​Nevermind" (1991) "​In Utero" (1993). Additionally the band released several live compilation works. The band's break-out hit "Smells like Teen Spirit," is #9 of the "Top 500 Songs of All Time," as ranked by Rolling Stone.

On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home. The coroner's report estimated Cobain to have died on April 5, 1994.

Kurt Cobain Day, will be celebrated in Aberdeen, on Feb. 20th, the date of the singer's birthday.

In 2005, Aberdeen, paid tribute to Cobain by using Nirvana’s hit song “Come As You Are” as the slogan for their town’s “Welcome” sign.


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