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Kurt Cobain Day to be celebrated in two Washington towns

Neighboring Washington towns to celebrate Kurt Cobain day months apart.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Jan. 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM   |   Comments

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Two towns in Washington -- Aberdeen and Hoquiam -- are launching their own Kurt Cobain Day this year to honor where the late rocker grew up.

Cobain was born Feb. 20, 1967, in Aberdeen and the town plans to celebrate that claim to fame with an annual celebration of the Nirvana frontman on his birthday, Mayor Bill Simpson announced.

"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," the city's proclamation read.

Simpson said in the future, the event could be turned into a Kurt Cobain Week.

Shortly before Aberdeen announced its plans, the neighboring town of Hoquiam made plans to celebrate Kurt Cobain Day on April. 10, the day Nirvana is scheduled to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cobain briefly lived in Hoquiam as a child. Mayor Jack Durney said the band made a positive impact on the area in general.

“They bring great honor, I think as I say, 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.” he said.

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