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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Narch 1-7.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Barbra Streisand, who was born in 1942 (age 61); Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys in 1943 (age 60); Bernard Henderson of the Hues Corporation in 1944 (age 59); Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, drummer with Creedence Clearwater Revival
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Buddy Knox, who was born in 1933; country's Loretta Lynn in 1935 (age 67); Tony Burrows, lead singer with Edison Lighthouse as well as with White Plains, in 1942 (age 61); Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple and o
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Shelby "Sheb" Wooley, who was born in 1921 (age 82); The Spinners' Bobbie Smith in 1936 (age 67); Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers in 1940 (age 63); Bunny Wailer -- whose real name is Neville O'Reilly Livingstone -- of th
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2003 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this date in 2002, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein temporarily halted his country's oil exports. He described it as a tactic to damage U.S. economy.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Connie Stevens, who was born in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Steve Howe of Yes and Asia in 1947 (age 56); Mel Schacher, bassist with Grand Funk Railroad, in 1951 (age 52); actor/singer John Schneider in 1959 (age 44); and Julian Lenn
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Connie Stevens, who was born in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Steve Howe of Yes and Asia in 1947 (age 56); Mel Schacher, bassist with Grand Funk Railroad, in 1951 (age 52); actor/singer John Schneider in 1959 (age 44); and Julian Lenn
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Faith, who was born in 1908; jazz singer Billie Holiday in 1915; sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1920 (age 83); country's Bobby Bare in 1935 (age 68); Freddie Hubbard in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull an
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Faith, who was born in 1908; jazz singer Billie Holiday in 1915; sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1920 (age 83); country's Bobby Bare in 1935 (age 68); Freddie Hubbard in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull an
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for April 7-13.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Jerry Lewis, who had a hit song in 1956 with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby," born in 1926 (age 77); Jerry Jeff Walker in 1942 (age 61); Alice Cooper guitarist Michael Bruce in 1948 (age 55); Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel in 1951 (ag
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

There are 115 lists in Spin Magazine's April issue, "The Ultimate List Issue." When Spin Editor-In-Chief Sia Michel was a kid she was obsessed with "The Book of Lists," which is packed with random historical trivia.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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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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