Today (Feb. 20) we remember Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain who would have been his 52. Other rocker birthdays include ex Cheap Trick bassist Jon Brant (64), Europe guitarist Kee Marcello (59), and XYZ singer Terry llous (51).
Kurt Cobain formed Nirvana in 1987 with bassist Krist Novoselic out of Aberdeen, Washington. drummer Dave Grohl would eventually join the fold and Nirvana would become one of the most influential rock bands of the Seattle grunge era. In 2014, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Dave Grohl and Courtney Love accepting the honors. Nirvana found major success with the release of their second album Nevermind in 1991, and all the kids in junior high started wearing flannel. Nevermind sold over 30 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time. The album featured their most successful single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Cobain took his life back in April of 1994 at the age of 27.