Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney on Monday declared April 10, 2014 would be Nirvana Day in the city.
It’s the date of the groundbreaking grunge-rock band’s official induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Durney issued a proclamation at Monday’s city council meeting.
“I just think we need to recognize accomplishments by a band that has spoken to a different generation than mine, certainly, but it’s well-known throughout the world,” Durney said.
He noted that given Kurt Cobain’s troubled history and drug use, some have had questions about the idea of honoring the band. Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a short time.
“I think when you look at much of the music and the literature and the art that we honor, a lot of times that art comes from tragedy in people’s lives and how they deal with it,” Durney said. “He and Krist (Novoselic), the entire Nirvana band, have accomplished a great deal. They should be honored and we should be proud of them.”