April 10 Is Nirvana Day

At least in Hoquiam, Washington

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 26, 2013 5:28 PM CST

(Newser) – Nirvana fans now have two choices of pilgrimage for April 10: They can trek to Cleveland to see surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic as the band gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or they can head to little Hoquiam, Washington, which has declared the 10th to be Nirvana Day to commemorate the occasion, reports Rolling Stone. Kurt Cobain was born and raised just a few miles away in Aberdeen.

“They bring great honor ... to our entire community," the mayor tells KXRO. "And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”

Nirvana in 1991: From left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain.
Nirvana in 1991: From left, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain.   (AP Photo/Chris Cuffaro, File)
Kurt Cobain in 1993.
Kurt Cobain in 1993.   (AP Photo/Mark J.Terrill, File)
Kurt Cobain playing his Fender Jaguar guitar during Nirvana's set at the 1992 Reading Festival.
Kurt Cobain playing his Fender Jaguar guitar during Nirvana's set at the 1992 Reading Festival.   (Photo: Charles Peterson)
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