Kurt Cobain

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington and died April 5, 1994

Significant Events in History that Affected Kurt's Life

The Grunge Movement

Kurt's Childhood

When Kurt was 8, his parents marriage began to fall apart. His mom and dad divorced in 1975. In 1978, Kurt began to pick on his stepbrother and as a response, Kurt's dad began to beat him. Kurt was always being passes around to one family member to another. Around that time, Kurt began to cut classes and skip school entirely. Six weeks before graduation, Kurt dropped out of school.

People who Influenced Kurt's Life

His mother, Wendy Cobain, came from a very musical family.

Kurt's uncle was in a rock band

Unique Facts

  • Diagnosed as Hyperactive.

Didn't like his fame.

Died at age 27, as did Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Sid Vicious.

Married Courtney Love on February 24, 1992.

He was in trouble with the law a lot.


Was in Nirvana

Perfected Grunge

Won 10 awards and 25 nominations

Won Best Alternative Music Performance

Heart-Shaped Box won Best Alternative Video and Best art Direction

The Theme of Kurt's Life Was...

To never give up and try as hard as you can to get what you want. Even though things seem tough now, they will always get better.

Works Cited

Gracie, Andrew. Kurt Cobain. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 1998. Print.

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