July 14, 2011 21:16
Bridge immortalised on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' to be named after Kurt Cobain?
Aberdeen City Council to debate proposal to commemorate late singer
A bridge immortalised on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album may soon be named after Kurt Cobain to commemorate the late singer.
Aberdeen City Council are to decide whether to honour the frontman by lending his name to the Young Street Bridge, which was referenced in 'Something In The Way'.
Cobain also often claimed to have slept rough under the Wishkah River crossing, which has become a visitor attraction for Nirvana fans.
A public meeting is to be held on July 27 to decide whether to press ahead with the proposal, which also includes a motion to name a small public park after Cobain, reports the Washington Post.
Some council members are thought to be in favour of the commemoration. However, it's been reported that other officials are expecting a negative reaction during the public consultation due to Cobain's drug use, 1994 suicide and negative comments about the city.
Earlier this year, a statue of Cobain's signature Fender Jag-Stang guitar was unveiled in Aberdeen.
Meanwhile, in 2008 Converse "honored" the singer with his own limited edition training shoe, which bore his name, lyrics, writing and signature.
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