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Frances Bean Posts Birthday Tribute To Kurt Cobain

There will doubtlessly be scores of tributes on social media today (February 20) to the late Kurt Cobain, who would have turned 50. Few, however, are likely to be more personal than his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, who was almost 20 months old when her father committed suicide on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27.

The younger Cobain posted a simple, handwritten note on her space_witch666 Instagram account, writing, "Today would have been your 50th Birthday. You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the GIFT of life. Forever your daughter, Frances Bean Cobain."

February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday.

36k Likes, 2,041 Comments - Frances Bean Cobain (@space_witch666) on Instagram: "February 20th 2017. Happy Birthday."

Frances Bean is currently enmeshed in a lawsuit against her estranged husband Isaiah Silva over ownership of Kurt Cobain's guitar from Nirvana's November 1993 MTV Unplugged; Frances Bean is seeking the return of the guitar from Silva, who claims it was given to him as a wedding present.

...Meanwhile, to also commemorate Cobain's birthday the licensing firm PPL has revealed a list of the Top 20 most-played Nirvana songs. The list includes:

  1. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ (1991)
    2. ‘Come As You Are’ (1991)
    3. ‘Lithium’ (1991)
    4. ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ (1993)
    5. ‘In Bloom’ (1991)
    6. ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ (1993)
    7. ‘All Apologies’ (1993)
    8. ‘About A Girl’ (1989)
    9. ‘Aneurysm’ (1991)
    10. ‘On A Plan’ (1991)
    11. ‘Drain You’ (1991)
    12. ‘Stay Away’ (1991)
    13. ‘Breed’ (1991)
    14. ‘Love Buzz’ (1989)
    15. ‘Serve The Servants’ (1993)
    16. ‘Lounge Act’ (1991)
    17. ‘Something In The Way’ (1991)
    18. ‘Molly’s Lips’ (1990)
    19. ‘Dumb’ (1993)
    20. ‘Territorial Pissings’ (1991)


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)