Where were you when Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994?
Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive
If you were a certain Spinner writer you would have been shocked out of your casual record shopping session at a store in the hip Queen Street West of Toronto because a sudden swarm of teenagers in homemade "Kurt is Dead" T-shirts piled into the place looking to get their names on a waiting list for VHS bootlegs of Nirvana concerts.
It's fitting then, what with the melancholy remembrances of Kurt (and Krist Novoselic knocking himself unconscious via flying bass), that we'd kick off Spinner's inaugural edition of This Week in Music History with the grandmaster of grunge before revealing historical tidbits ranging from the Beatles and Marvin Gaye to Eminem and Metallica.
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