Aberdeen, Washington set to celebrate 'Kurt Cobain Day' in honour of its most famous son
The hometown of the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain is set to name a day in his honour.
Aberdeen, Washington will mark February 20th down as ‘Kurt Cobain Day’ in honour of its most famous son, who died by suicide in 1994 at the age of 27.
According to Rolling Stone, the town mayor Bill Simpson said: "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."
Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th, just five days after the 20th anniversary of his death, alongside Cat Stevens, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt and Hall & Oates.
On the same day, the town of Hoquiam will also hold a day in honour of the frontman and his former bandmate Krist Novoselic, who both lived there for a time.
"I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while," their mayor said. “He and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”