Many people who are older than I am can tell you where they were when John F. Kennedy died or remember how they saw the first moon landing. Leaving private stuff aside, I remember four events vividly: The fall of the Berlin wall; Germany win the 1990 World Cup; Kurt Cobain's death; 9-11.
Today I'd like to ask you about the third item on that list: Do you remember where you were when you heard that Kurt Cobain's dead? A few related questions:
What did Nirvana and Kurt Cobain mean to you?
What's their best song?
Do you remember when you heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" first?
When you first heard grunge music, did it occur to you that this was a genre which warrants a new name?
You are not supposed to answer these one-by-one, although, if you like, you can, of course. If Kurt Cobain meant nothing to you and you don't remember his death, that's a valid answer.
I am going to leave my own answer in the comments section as soon as I find the time.
Thank you for participating, it's appreciated!
(It may seem a bit optimistic to hold a poll at a blog with such a small readership, but I get quite a bit of google traffic to the alternative rock posts, and I'm going to link from there to here, so I guess the answers will trickle in over the months. I'll let you, my fifteen loyal readers, know when the first ten are in.)
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