From Planet Rock.
The hospital gown Kurt Cobain wore for Nirvana’s fabled headline performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is going under the hammer.
In a swipe at media reports about his mental health, Kurt Cobain arrived on stage at Reading Festival 27 years ago in a wheelchair pushed by music journalist Everett True and wearing a medical gown.
The 25-song set is widely perceived as one of Nirvana’s defining moments of their career and in 2009 it was released as a critically-acclaimed live CD and DVD.
Now, the medical gown is up for sale at RR Auction in Boston, Massachusetts and it’s expected to fetch $50,000 (around £38,216).
The gown comes with a letter of authenticity and the auctioneers write:
“Worn as a stunt at the 1992 Reading Festival, bestowed later as a parting gift from Courtney Love to our consignor at the Cobain vigil, this iconic and museum-quality piece represents the Nirvana frontman at his finest and most sardonic, jabbing pointedly at critics and detractors alike while retaining the intensely original showmanship that made him a living legend. A truly remarkable rock and roll keepsake here offered on the 25th anniversary of Cobain’s death.”
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NIRVANA Lithium (Scarce 1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including a live version of Been A Son recorded at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle on 31 October 1991 plus the previously unreleased recording Curmudgeon.The glossy die-cut picture sleeve has some light edgewear whilst the disc looks barely played DGCTP9)
- Nirvana (US) - In Bloom - EX - UK - 12" picture disc - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 16:34)
NIRVANA In Bloom (1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including live versions of Sliver and Polly recorded at the O' Brien Pavilion in Del Mar, California on 28th December 1991; glossy die-cut titled sleeve. The sleeve has some minor general wear whilst the disc shows little signs of play GFSTP34)
- Nirvana (US) - Smells Like Teen Spirit - German - 12" picture disc - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jun-2020 16:30)
NIRVANA Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991 German limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single featuring the 'swimming naked baby' image from Nevermind which is different to the UK issue, also includes Even In His Youth and Aneurysm, housedin a clear PVC sleeve GET21712)