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  • 30 December 2013, 14:45

'Nirvana Day' Announced For Small US Town

A small town is dedicating an official day to Nirvana. Their link to the band? Kurt Cobain once lived there... briefly.

Hoquiam, which neighbours Kurt Cobain's actual hometown, has declared April 10, 2014, 'Nirvana Day' in celebration of the band's ascension into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The city has a population of less than 10,000 people - and it is four miles down the road from Aberdeen, where Cobain spent much of his childhood and later teens.

Mayor Jack Durney told local radio station KXRO that Nirvana were their "sons" and deserved to be honoured.

"They bring great honour, I think as I say, to our entire community. And I think that it's good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while," he said.

"I think it's good to honour our sons and their great accomplishments."

Musicians are only eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after their first album.

Nirvana released their debut album Bleach in 1989.

And September saw the 20th anniversary of the band's final solo album In Utero.

Meanwhile, over in Aberdeen, the house Cobain lived in with his mother was put on the market recently. She was hoping to sell it to a super-fan who might turn it into a museum.

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