Cobain Memorial Unveilied

A statue created to pay tribute to legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was unveiled in Aberdeen, Washington yesterday (April 5th), on the 17th anniversary of his death.

According to the nme the sculpture, which is not of the singer himself but of his signature Fender Jag-Stang guitar, has been erected in a park in North Aberdeen near the Young Street Bridge. The spot has long since been a visiting attraction for Nirvana fans, many of whom were actually born after the singer’s suicide on April 5th 1994, as the bridge became immortalised through the final track on Nevermind, ‘Something in the Way’, which opens with the lyrics ‘Underneath the bridge and the tarp has sprung a leak’ and refers to a period in Cobain’s life where he was sleeping rough in this area.

The concrete guitar, designed by local artists Kim and Lora Malakoff, is a substantial eight and a half feet tall and also features a ribbon which bears a poignantly-chosen line from Nirvana’s 'On a Plain'. It reads: ‘One more special message to go and then I'm done and I can go home.’

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