Wednesday 18 October 2017

New pictures reveals early life of Kurt Cobain as mum sells boyhood home

A young Kurt Cobain plays guitar in his childhood home
A young Kurt Cobain plays guitar in his childhood home
The childhood home of Kurt Cobain
A young Kurt Cobain plays piano in his childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington
Kurt Cobain, left, and his sister Kim in their childhood home
A young Kurt Cobain in his childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington
A sign marks the location of 'Kurt Cobain Landing,' the childhood home of Kurt Cobain
A mattress used in childhood by Kurt Cobain
An attic bedroom used by Kurt Cobain still has the stencil-like logos of bands that he reportedly put on the walls
A phrase reportedly written by Kurt Cobain in his childhood home

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans are not only able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion, they can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress.

Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is putting the 1.5-storey bungalow two hours outside Seattle, Washington, on the market this week.

To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of Cobain through photos shot at the house, including one of a birthday cake for Kurt and another of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand.

The home, last assessed at less than $67,000 (€50,000), is being listed for $500,000 (€371,250). The family says it would also welcome a partnership to make it into a museum.

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