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Cobain’s Famous Yellow Cardie

Nirvana’s hometown, Seattle, is to host a new exhibition about the band which will include 200 artefacts, amongst which will feature pieces of the first guitar Kurt Cobain smashed onstage.

The exhibition, called ‘Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses’will allow fans to get up close and personal to the remnants of the ill-fated Univox Hi-Flyer guitar which Cobain famously destroyed during the finale of an early live performance. As the NME reports, the show will also house the original handwritten lyrics to 'Spank Thru' and 'Floyd the Barber' and the iconic winged angel stage prop which was used on the band’s final ‘In Utero’ tour. Rather bizarrely, the yellow cardigan which Cobain frequently wore between 1991 and 1994, the year when the troubled rock star killed himself with a shotgun, will also be exhibited to the public.

Nirvana’s bassist Krist Novoselic is pleased that his fellow bandmate’s achievements are being acknowledged; he told the NME: ‘It’s great that there will soon be a collection that celebrates [Cobain’s] contribution to music and culture.’

If you want to catch a glismpse of the famous yellow cardie then you will have to book those flights quick - the exhibition will run from April 16th-22nd only at the Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington D.C.

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