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The Man Who Left The World At 27

Saturday, 5 April, 2014

The Man Who Sold the World was the title track of the third album released by David Bowie in 1970. Two decades later, the song was covered by Nirvana and when he was asked at the time what he thought of their interpretation, Bowie said: “I was simply blown away when I found that Kurt Cobain liked my work, and have always wanted to talk to him about his reasons for covering The Man Who Sold the World and that it was a good straightforward rendition and sounded somehow very honest.” On 5 April 1994, two decades ago today, Kurt Cobain took his own life. He was 27.

We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn’t there
He said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago

The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie


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