Posted on February 21 2017
It’s hard to imagine him accepting the cheer, but happy birthday Kurt Cobain.
The Nirvana front man would’ve been 50 on Feb. 20. Instead, of course, he and the music scene he shaped are long gone, but fondly remembered.
Cobain was born Feb. 20, 1967, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington. He spent two-thirds of his too-brief life in the struggling timber community before heading to Seattle to win his fame.
Cobain’s relationship with his birthplace had been strained. He once notably called the old logging town on the Washington Coast "Twin Peaks without the excitement." For decades after his rise to fame, Aberdeen and its environs declined to make a to-do about their most famous son.