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The history of the 90's hit grund band nirvana

sheika charles mcleary

on 19 April 2010

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Nirvana The band started in 1986 with lead singer and guitar player Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl
By 1988 Nirvana were doing shows and had demo tapes going around. In 1989 Nirvana recorded their rough-edged first album Bleach for local Seattle independent label Sub-Pop
In Britain Nirvana received a lot of recognition and in 1991 their contract was bought out by Geffen, they signed to the mega-label, the first non-mainstream band to do so. Two and a half years after Nirvana's first C.D. Bleach was released they released The first single from Nirvana's album was Smells like teen sprit that single made Nirvana superstars Smells like teen sprit becames Nirvana's most well known song Nevermind Nirvana's 2nd album Nevermind went on to sell ten million copies and make a reported $550 million (US) leaving Nirvana overnight millionaires. The band was shocked that the albums did so well they said in a interview "None of the band members ever, ever expected anything like this". Cobain fell into heroin in the early 90's he used it to relieve the pressure of touring and the pain of stomach ulcers

Through the touring and pressure Cobain continued to write his very personal acutely focused lyrics.
Cobain also worried that his band had sold-out, that it was attracting the wrong kind of fans In February 1992 Cobain skipped off to Hawaii to marry the already pregnant Courtney Love. Later in the year Nirvana released Incesticide and in August Cobain had hospital treatment for heroin abuse. Shortly after his first child was born Frances Bean Cobain.Her middle name was bean because Kurt said she looked like a kidney bean on her sonogram. In early 1993 In Utero was released into the top spot on the music charts. In Utero was a lot more open than Nirvana's previous albums. Songs like All Apologies and Heart Shaped Box detailed aspects of Cobain's sometimes shaky marriage, Nirvana embarked on a support tour and recorded and filmed an "unplugged" (acoustic) performance for MTV in November of 1993. Rumors circulated that the MTV Unplugged compilation would be Nirvana's last album and the band were splitting up.
Cobain was a gun fanatic and always had several in his possession In the northern winter of 1993-94 Nirvana embarked on an extensive European tour. Twenty concerts into the tour Cobain developed throat problems and their schedule was interrupted while he recovered. While recovering Cobain flew to Rome to join his wife On March the 4th Cobain was rushed to hospital in a coma after an unsuccessful suicide bid in which he washed down about fifty prescription painkillers with champagne. The suicide bid was officially called an accident and was not even made known to close friends and associates Several days later he returned to Seattle. Cobain's wife, friends and managers convinced Cobain, who was still in deep distress to enter a detox program in L.A. Cobain was cited in the Seattle area with a shotgun. Days later on the 5th of April he barricaded himself into the granny flat behind his mansion, put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. On Thursday April the 7th ~ two days after a medical examiner says Cobain shot himself and the day before his body was found police say Courtney Love herself was taken to hospital in L.A. for a drug overdose. Released on bail, Love checked herself into a rehab center but left soon after a friend called her the next day with news of Cobain's death.

Cobain's body was found when an electrician visiting the house to install a security system went round the back of the house when no one answered the front door and peered through windows. He thought he saw a mannequin sprawled on the floor until he noticed a splotch of blood by Cobain's ear. When police broke down the door they found Cobain dead on the floor, a shotgun still pointed at his chin and on a nearby counter a suicide note written in red ink addressed to Love and the couples then 19 month old daughter Frances Bean. The suicide note ended with the words "I love you, I love you." Two days after Kurt Cobain's body was found about 5,000 people gathered in Seattle for a candlelight vigil. They also listened to a tape made by Cobain's wife in which she read from his suicide note Several distressed teenagers in the U.S. and Australia killed themselves Nirvana broke up after cobain's death.
His legend still lives on today in music artists today THE END!
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