Birthday: 20-02-1967
Age: 52
Star sign: Pisces

Artist, lyricist, guitarist, artist, and grunge craftsman, Kurt Donald Cobain was conceived on February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. His mom, Wendy Elizabeth was a server and his dad, Donald Leland Cobain was a car technician. Kurt was happy and a high- strung child, showing care and sensitivity. He displayed affection for music from a tender age; he used to listen and sing The Beatles at age two and learned to play the piano at age four. The turning point in his childhood was at age nine when his parents separated. After this occurrence, he wound up noticeably pulled back. He went to live with his dad, yet when he remarried, Kurt disdained his stepmother Jenny and her two kids.

Kurt turned into a rebel in his youth and started bullying in school. He then began visiting relatives while attending his high school in Aberdeen. His teachers described him as impressive with odd artistic tastes in his subjects. Kurt's life changed when he met a neighborhood punk band, The Melvins. He became a close acquaintance with Buzz Osbourne, an individual from the group; Kurt developed a habit of drinking and dr ugging, getting into fights with his mother and stepfather. Introducing him to several punk bands such as Sex Pistols, The Melvins were highly influential for Cobain. He once got arrested for spray paintings on buildings but was later released after paying the fine. Kurt formed a relationship with Tracy Marander who was the inspiration behind one of his song, ‘About a Girl’ from the album Bleach.

The couple enjoyed the rock and roll lifestyle although they struggled financially. The couple separated ways after a few years. Soon after separating from Tracy Marander, Kurt started dating a member of the Riot Grrrl band, Tobi Vail. It so happened that Kurt vomited after meeting Vail as he was so overwhelmed with anxiety caused by his infatuation for her. His relationship with her too did not remain for long as he desired the maternal comfort of a relationship which Vail regarded as sexist. The couple spent most of their time discussing political and philosophical issues. Soon, Kurt met Courtney Love, the couple married and gave birth to a daughter Frances Bean Cobain on August 18, 1992.

The name Nirvana means, ‘freedom from the pain and suffering of the external world.’ The title is taken from Buddhism as Kurt was close to religion. He described himself both as a Buddhist and a Jain during different points in his life. Kurt and his childhood friend, Novoselic founded the band but suffered due to a rotating list of drummers. Eventually, Nirvana settled for Chad Channing with whom they recorded their first album, Bleach, released under Sub Pop Records in 1989. However, problems arose again as Kurt was dissatisfied with Chad. At long last, the band made due with Dave Grohl. With Grohl, they encountered their most noteworthy achievement in 1991 with their second collection, Nevermind.

With the crude edges of punk and the rankling guitars of metal, they advanced a subgenre of option shake called “Grunge.” The tune, ‘Odors like Teen Spirit’ ended up being the gathering’s greatest single and took the whole collection to the highest point of the graphs. He began utilizing heroin in the mid-1990s to discover an escape and also some help for his ceaseless stomach issues. Nirvana released In Utero, the group’s highly acclaimed album in 1993. The album was full of personal lyrics inspired by Kurt’s life struggles; including a decent measure of threatening vibe towards individuals and circumstances that Kurt berated.

After many tours around the world when Kurt returned to the USA he became a hermit; spending his time alone and high, locking himself up in rooms full of guns and drugs. His partner Courtney Love described him as suicidal to the police. On April 5, 1994, in his guest house behind his Seattle home, 27-year-old Kurt committed suicide. He placed a shotgun in his mouth and fired, killing him instantly. There was a note addressed to Cobain's imaginary childhood friend ‘Boddah,’ which expressed that Cobain had not "felt the energy of tuning into and additionally making music, alongside truly composing for an excessive number of years now." Even after death, Kurt continues to inspire fans. The group’s Unplugged and From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah were huge hits.

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, famous American songwriter, a guitarist was born on November 27, 1942. He is one of the most celebrated musician and a huge cultural figure of the 20th century, precisely the sixties era. Even though his mainstream career spanned over a short time, in the four years of his presence he made his mark as a pioneer guitarist. Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, to Lucille Jeter and James Allen Ross Hendrix; both of African-American descent. He initiated playing the guitar at the age of 15, after having acquired his first acoustic guitar at a small price. “Velvetones,” was the first band he formed after earnest self-learning how to play the guitar. His journey with his first band ended a little time after him switching to an electric guitar. He later went on to join the Rocking Kings, who played at professional venues, as compared to his previous band. At the age of 19, Hendrix joined the U.S Army, and in the 101st Airborne Division, he trained as a paratrooper. He received an honorable discharge the next year. After the discharge from the army, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, with his fellow serviceman Billy Cox, whom with he formed a band named “King Kausals.” Having played low-paying gigs at grim venues, they moved to Jefferson Street, the traditional core of the black community in the city. They earned their living performing at the venues of the Chitlin' Circuit. By 1964 he felt he had nothing more to gain from his current circuit he decided to step out on his own, and moved to Harlem in search of something new. He participated in the Apollo Theatre amateur contest, securing the first place. Hendrix started playing in the Harlem circuit and chanced upon an audition which brought to him the offer to play as the guitarist with the back-up band for The Isley Brothers’, I.B Specials. He landed his first recording in March 1964, a single with two parts, with the Isley Brothers, “Testify,” which didn’t reach the charts. He toured with the band for almost the whole year before leaving the band in October. Little Richards’ touring band, The Upsetters was where he found himself, only so briefly, as he was fired from the band over opinion clashes post his first television appearance on Nashville's Channel 5 Night Train. Later that year he found his way to New York and joined the R&B band, Curtis Knight, and the Squires. While being with Knight, he worked on several recordings with King Curtis which included Ray Sharpe’s two-part single, “Help Me,” and toured with Joey Dee and the Starliters. By May 1966, Hendrix was suffering to earn a living, but with the turn of events, by September that year, he was in London. Chas Chandler, from The Animals, took up managing Hendrix and was now building up to what would be the biggest success of Hendrix brief career. Chas began recruiting members to form a band which would put Hendrix’s skills in the spotlight, creating – The Jimi Hendrix Experience. They showcased their very first performance at the Novelty in Evreux on October 13, 1966. The Bag O'Nails nightclub in London was their next big stage show, with Clapton, John Lennon, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck, Brian Jones, Paul McCartney Mick Jagger, and Kevin Ayers attending it. In a few months, Hendrix had earned three UK top hit with “Hey Joe," "Purple Haze," and "The Wind Cries Mary,” all these belonging to The Jimi Hendricks Experience. Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 was the US entry blast for Hendrix. Electric Ladyland, topped the US charts; it was Hendrix first and only number one album. He turned into the world’s highest paid performer with the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 and the Woodstock Festival in 1969. These were his last performances before his sudden death on 18 September 1970, from asphyxia, at the age of 27.

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Brian Jones

Brian Jones was born on February 28th, 1942 at The Park Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in England to Lewis Blount Jones and Louisa Beatrice Jones. He had two siblings, Pamela Jones, who died at a young age from Leukaemia and Barbara Jones. Lewis Jones was an aeronautical engineer (an aircraft designer) with an inclination towards music. He played the piano and organ at a local church. Louisa Jones was a piano teacher. Being born in a family of musicians, Brian Jones himself developed an early interest in music. At the age of six or seven, he started attending piano lessons. As a child, Jones had asthma, but that did not stop him from learning to play the clarinet in his school orchestra. Years later, in an interview, he disclosed that he knew of his interest in music early on and that he didn’t feel an urge to do anything else. At the age of five, in 1947, he started going to Dean Close Junior School in Cheltenham. In 1953, he moved to Cheltenham Grammar School for Boys. Brian Jones was a smart student, always doing well in exams though he was never considered a “model” student. Jones disliked his school uniform and teachers, and got suspended twice. He was, however, popular among students. Jones had no interest in academics. Music was his only passion. By the age of 16, he knew how to play the piano, the recorder, the clarinet, the washboard and the saxophone. It was at this age that Jones got his fourteen-year-old girlfriend Valerie pregnant. After this, he left his town and went traveling through Europe, living like a Bohemian. Jones would sing songs and play his guitar to earn enough money to live. Soon after this, in 1959, he impregnated another woman, married her this time, and was the father to a second child, a daughter. In 1961, Jones fathered Pat Andrews’ child and moved into her sister’s home with her. Initially, Jones sold his record collection and bought flowers for Pat and clothes for their son with the money, but eventually, he left Pat and moved to London. Jones worked at many small jobs to earn a living while still in Cheltenham. He worked as a junior architect, a bus conductor, a coal delivery boy and a music store employee. He also played in local music groups. Jones played the saxophone in a band called The Ramrods. In 1962, he met Alexis Korner who was impressed with Jones’ enthusiasm about music. Jones moved to London shortly after this and started performing Jazz covers under his stage name “Elmo Lewis.” It was during this time that Jones placed an advertisement in a Jazz weekly which mentioned that he wanted to start a Rhythm and Blues band. He then formed The Rolling Stones (named after The Muddy Waters song “Rollin’ Stones”) with Ian Stewart as the pianist, Mick Jagger as singer and Keith Richards as the guitarist. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts joined the band later. During the early days of the Rolling Stones, Jones was considered the leader and manager. He was responsible for all the acts that they got through his contacts. In 1963, however, the band hired Andrew Loog Oldham as manager. Jones was no longer the leader. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards who contributed to most of the songwriting rose into the limelight. Brian Jones, though known for his guitar weaving with Richards, played numerous instruments for the band. Over the years, he had learned to play the sitar, tanpura (tambura), dulcimer, keyboard, recorder, harmonica, xylophone and marimba and many others. He taught Mick Jagger how to play the harmonica. In the mid-1960s, Jones had become more dependent on drugs and alcohol. He became aloof and alienated. He rarely came to recording sessions, and when he did, he would do nothing to contribute. His band mates believed that his last musical contribution to the band was a tune he played in the song “No Expectations.” In 1967, he got arrested for possession of drugs. He claimed, however, that he had never used hard drugs. He was taken into custody again for the possession of cannabis in 1968 but was let go with a fine. On June 8, 1969, Jones was asked to leave the Rolling Stones. He announced his going away on the same day, claiming that he wanted to play his kind of music. Jones got replaced by Mick Taylor. A month after his leaving the group, on July 3, 1969, Brian Jones drowned in his swimming pool at his home in East Sussex, England. He was 27 years old. The coroner’s report said it was “death by misadventure.” Jones’ girlfriend, Anna Wohlin believed there was foul play involved. Frank Thorogood, who was Jones’ builder who had been sacked earlier that day, was supposedly the last person to see Jones. Thorogood was taken into custody but was not charged due to lack of evidence against him. Many believe that Jones’ death was a murder. Terry Rawling, in his book “Brian Jones: Who Killed Christopher Robin?” controversially claims that Jones’ murdered was a cover up. Brian Jones is believed to be the first member of the “27 Club.”

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