Kurt Cobain’s childhood home officially recognized as a Washington state landmark

Kurt Cobain's childhood home
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It has been announced by Washington state’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation that Kurt Cobain’s childhood home has been officially approved for inclusion on its Heritage Register of culturally and historically important buildings, following a unanimous vote.

The property, which resides in Aberdeen, was Cobain’s place of residence between 1968 to 1984, and was declared by a nine-person Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation as being “directly associated with an individual who made an important contribution to a community or to a group of people”.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.