Kurt Cobain

On 23 January, Mayor Bill Simpson and the city council decided that February 20 will become “Kurt Cobain Day” annually. Cobain was born Feb 20, 1967.

“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,” reads the city's proclamation. The full document will be read aloud on February 12. Simpson also says it is possible that the event could turn into “Kurt Cobain Week” as plans develop.

Cobain has already been honored on the city’s “Welcome To…” sign, which also bears the title of one of Nirvana's most famous songs, “Come As You Are.”

Aberdeen’s neighbor, Hoquiam, recently announced that they would celebrate Nirvana Day this year, with events planned for April 10. Cobain’s body was found 8 April 1994.

Also on April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

“I'd like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock & roll,” said Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the announcement. “Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock & roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist [Noveselic], without whom I would not be here today.”