ASSOCIATED PRESS The sculpture of a large concrete guitar honoring the memory of Kurt Cobian is unveiled at a ceremony observing the 17th anniversary of the musician's death in Aberdeen Wash. Tuesday April 5, 2011. The sculpture stands near the Young Street Bridge, which Cobain wrote about in the song "Something in the Way." Cobain rocketed to fame with the grunge music band Nirvana until taking his life in 1994. (AP Photo/The Daily World, MacLeod Pappidas)
ABERDEEN, Washington >> A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman’s Washington state hometown.
The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain’s suicide in Seattle. A diverse group of fans and Aberdeen residents, many born after Cobain’s 1994 death, attended the ceremony.
The sculpture was placed in a park near the Young Street bridge where Cobain spent time while growing up. The bridge attracts Cobain fans because it’s mentioned in his song "Something in the Way."
Besides the concrete guitar, there’s a steel ribbon dangling in the air with lyrics from the Nirvana song "On a Plain" that say: "One more special message to go and then I’m done and I can go home."