Looks like even in death Kurt Cobain is still legendary. The frontman behind the broody rock band Nirvana will have his own day. Kurt Cobain Day will be celebrated on February 20 in the singer’s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington.
The day will be in honor of the frontman’s memory. The singer died at the age of 27 in 1994 after committing suicide. February 20 is a significant date as it marks the rocker’s birthday.
The city of Aberdeen decided to make an official announcement about their plans for Kurt Cobain Day through an announcement on the local radio station KXRO Newsradio:
“Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”
Mayor Bill Simpson said that Kurt Cobain Day might even turn into Kurt Cobain Week as the plans develop. The announcement put a spotlight on Aberdeen Museum and its volunteers as a big source for making Kurt Cobain day possible.
This isn’t the first time Kurt Cobain has been honored by the city of Aberdeen. The welcome sign once you enter the city says, “Come As You Are” which is a popular song of Nirvana’s.
In addition Hoquiam, a neighboring city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, unveiled an official Nirvana Day which will take place on April 10. Cobain briefly lived in Hoquiam. Mayor Jack Durney said of the band.
“They bring great honor to our entire community. And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”
On the same day Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with other iconic bands such as Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Rondsadt.
Dave Grohl, the drummer of Nirvana and frontman for the band Foo Fighters, released a statement:
“I’d like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock & roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock & roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist [Noveselic], without whom I would not be here today.”
Kurt Cobain would have been 47-years-old on February 20.