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February 20, 2022

A Collection of 33 Rare and Amazing Childhood Photos of Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, in the small logging town of Aberdeen, Washington. As a child, Cobain was artistic and had an ear for music. Although he had a younger sister Kim (b. 1971), the two were separated when their parents got divorced. At age nine, Cobain went to live with his father who eventually remarried, which put more strain on their relationship.

He later said the divorce had a profound effect on his life, while his mother noted that his personality changed dramatically; Cobain became defiant and withdrawn.  In a 1993 interview, he said:
“I remember feeling ashamed, for some reason. I was ashamed of my parents. I couldn’t face some of my friends at school anymore, because I desperately wanted to have the classic, you know, typical family. Mother, father. I wanted that security, so I resented my parents for quite a few years because of that.”
Cobain behaved insolently toward adults during this period, and began bullying another boy at school. His father took him to a therapist, who concluded that he would benefit from a single family environment.  Both sides of the family attempted to bring his parents back together, to no avail. On June 28, 1979, Cobain’s mother granted full custody to his father.  Cobain’s teenage rebellion quickly became overwhelming for his father, who placed his son in the care of family and friends. While living with the born-again Christian family of his friend Jesse Reed, he became a devout Christian and regularly attended church services. He later renounced Christianity, engaging in what was described as “anti-God” rants. The song “Lithium” is about his experience while living with the Reed family. Religion remained an important part of his personal life and beliefs.


  1. Cobain was little more than a self-absorbed, egotistical, sociopath.

    1. What are you deriving this from? Your butt?

    2. I agree. Nirvana is one of the most overrated bands of all time.

    3. Must be some GnR fans

  2. That poor little boy. I blame his parents. They ruined that sweet child. Divorce is lethal for children and I believe that unless there is abuse involved, you need to find a way to get along until your children are adults. Kurt was fundamentally altered by his parent's divorce and that led to what eventually happened. Heartbreaking.

    1. Eh. Growing up seeing your parents in a loveless marriage ain't good for a kid either. In my opinion and from what I've been through, if the parents divorce and can actually be adults and talk to their kid about it, explain what is going in and be truthful, and always show them love, the kid will be alright.




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