Cobain memorial unveiled in singer’s hometown

On the 17th anniversary of his suicide in 1994, Nirvana fans paid their respects to Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, on Tuesday, April 5, at the unveiling of a statue in his name.

Instead of being a statue of Cobain himself a 3.9 metre tall concrete replica of his Fender Jag-Stang guitar was unveiled in the park near the Young Street Bridge. The bridge features in the lyrics of ‘Something In The Way’ from Nirvana’s seminal album, ‘Nevermind’ and has become a site of pilgrimage for fans.

The guitar was created by local artists Kim and Lora Malakoff, and features a steel ribbon inscribed with lyrics from the Nirvana song ‘On a Plain,’ reading “One more special message to go and then I’m done and I can go home.”

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