"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." ~ Kurt Cobain
April 5, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the man and musical gift that was Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
Though he lived in a time where there was no social media platforms, Cobain is a man that has definitely been talked and written about in ways he could not have ever imagined.
During the last years of his life, he struggled with his own demons, finding it difficult to cope with his fame and his personal life. In Kurt Cobain's suicide note he quoted Neil Young's song "My My, Hey Hey" quoting, "It's Better to burn out, than to fade away." Only 27 years old when he took his own life, there is no denying the impact he made on music forever.
Since their debut on the music scene, Nirvana, with Cobain as a singer/songwriter, has sold over 75 million worldwide.
On Twitter @NirvanaHistory quoted Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic as saying: "We remember Kurt for what he was: caring, generous and sweet." Fan @mick3jones tweeted "It was 20 years ago today....A troubled genius passed away!" There was also this tweet from @alfiee1975: "20 years ago today, a legend passed away. He was a hero and an inspiration to all young musicians. RIP Kurt Cobain."
Chris Ervin, a 24 year old recording artist and graphic designer living in Mississippi, remembers discovering Nirvana's music at the age of 8---the first song being IN BLOOM. "Every member of the band came together to make music that was timeless," he says. Reflecting on Cobain's suicide note, Ervin adds "Through his music, his legacy will never fade away. His fans will make sure of it."
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