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Today is April 8. It was on this date in 1949 that three-year-old Kathy Fiscus of San Marino, Calif., fell into an abandoned well while playing.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 16) Today's birthdays include Jerry Lewis -- yes, THAT Jerry Lewis, who had a hit song in 1956 with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" -- was born in 1926 (age 76); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 16) Today's birthdays include Jerry Lewis -- yes, THAT Jerry Lewis, who had a hit song in 1956 with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" -- was born in 1926 (age 76); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 8) Today's birthdays include Johnny Dollar, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees in 1945 (age 57); Randy Meisner, bassist and vocalist with Poco and with the Eagles, in 1946 (age 56); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock 'n' Roll -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The SXSW Music, Film and Interactive conference, the most important gathering for cutting-edge live and audio-visual arts in the world, begins its 2002 season March 8 and runs through March 17.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 5) Today's birthdays include British singer/actor Murray Head, who was born in 1946 (age 56); reggae singer/songwriter Eddy Grant in 1948 (age 54); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 4) Today's birthdays include Bobby Womack, who was born in 1944 (age 58); Mary Wilson, an original member of the Supremes, also in 1944 (age 58); Sugarloaf bassist Bob Raymond in 1946 (age 56); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

GRAMMY AWARDS The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson has opted out of this week's Grammys. The announcement, made by a spokesman for the international media, seems strange ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 20) Today's birthdays include David Ackles, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Nancy Wilson also was born in 1937 (age 65); Buffy Sainte-Marie in 1941 (age 61); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

SWEET?S MICK TUCKER DIES Mick Tucker, drummer for the Sweet, died Thursday following a long battle with leukemia. He was 54.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 16) Today's birthdays include Sonny Bono -- make that the late Rep. Sonny Bono, R-Ca. -- who was born in 1935; R&B singer James Ingram in 1956 (age 46); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

POLLS, WE GOT POLLS America's pop music critics are seriously at odds with the Recording Academy on the question of the best album of 2001, judging by the Village Voice critics poll that landed Bob Dylan's "Love and Theft" on the top of the heap.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

Today In Music: A look back at pop music
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW
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Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain signed receipt is displayed at the Hard Rock Cafe in London on April 11, 2007. It will be at the "Icons Of Music" auction at Hard Rock Cafe in New York on April 21. The proceeds will go to musicians of the Gulf Coast region who lost their livelihood after Hurricane Katrina. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana.

Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as "the spokesman of a generation". Cobain however was often uncomfortable and frustrated, believing his message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal issues often subject to media attention. He challenged Nirvana's audience with its final studio album In Utero (1993).

During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression, his fame and public image, as well as the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The circumstances of his death have become a topic of public fascination and debate. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, sold over 25 million albums in the US alone, and over 50 million worldwide.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kurt Cobain."
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