He was the voice of a generation and the inspiration behind countless bands – but Kurt Cobain was his own harshest critic.
The Nirvana frontman took his own life aged just 27. When his lifeless body was found at his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, his millions of fans were inconsolable.
The troubled musician has long been regarded as one of the most influential figures in alternative music and he and Nirvana spawned the Grunge phenomenon.
Heavily influenced by The Beatles, Nirvana’s second album Nevermind shot them to international fame with the lead single, Smells Like Teen Spirit, becoming the anthem for Generation X.
It has gone onto sell more than 30million copies worldwide, with Nirvana notching up sales of 75million records throughout their career.
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