1. Kurt with Frances, Seattle, October 1992

     
  2. Above, detail from a mixed media collage that William S. Burroughs sent Kurt Cobain for his 27th birthday.

     
  3. Kurt Cobain in a Orgone Accumulator at William S. Burrough’s home, Lawrence, October 20, 1993

     
  4. Kurt Cobain & William S. Burroughs, Lawrence, October 20, 1993

     
  5. Kurt Cobain & William S. Burroughs, Lawrence, October 20, 1993

     
  6. Kurt Cobain & William S. Burroughs, Lawrence, October 20, 1993

     
  7. On today (Oct. 20) in 1993 Kurt meets William S. Burroughs. During this first week of the In Utero tour, Alex MacLeod (Tour Manger) drove Kurt Cobain to Lawrence, Kansas, to meet William S. Burroughs. The previous year Kurt had produced a single with Burroughs titled “The Priest They Called Him”, on T/K Records, but they’d accomplished the recording by sending tapes back & forth. “Meeting William was a real big deal for him,” MacLeod remembered. “It was something he never thought would happen.” They chatted for several hours, but Burroughs later claimed the subject of drugs didn’t come up. As Kurt drove away, Burroughs remarked to his assistant. “There’s something wrong with that boy; he frowns for no good reason.”

    Burroughs describes the meeting… “I waited & Kurt got out with another man. Cobain was very shy, very polite, & obviously enjoyed the fact that I wasn’t awestruck at meeting him. There was something about him, fragile & engagingly lost. He smoked cigarettes but didn’t drink. There were no drugs. I never showed him my gun collection.” The two exchanged presents — Burroughs gave him a painting, while Cobain gave him a Leadbelly biography that he had signed.

     
  8. Ticket from Nirvana’s show at The Vatican in Houston, TX. 

     
  9. On today (Oct. 20) in 1991 Nirvana play at The Vatican in Houston, TX. Sister Double Happiness also perform.

     
  10. Ticket from Nirvana’s show at the Albuquerque Convention Center with guests Jawbreaker & Mudhoney, Oct. 19, 1993.

     
  11. On today (Oct. 19) in 1993 Nirvana play at Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM. Kurt sarcastically sang the 4 Non Blondes song “What’s Up.” “Milk It” was preceded by a medley of Led Zeppelin riffs. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was played very sloppy. Jawbreaker & Mudhoney also perform.

     
  12. Kurt Cobain, Dallas, October 19, 1991

     
  13. Kurt Cobain, Dallas, October 19, 1991

     
  14. Nirvana, Dallas, October 19, 1991

     
  15. Kurt Cobain, Dallas, October 19, 1991