Nirvana’s music was the backing track to angsty teens’ lives in the 1990s, with their second studio album, Nevermind, going on to become one of the best-selling alternative albums of the decade.
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Its frontman, Kurt Cobain, provided the vocals for songs like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Come As You Are”, and his death in 1994 was a huge tragedy for fans and the music industry.
But his fame has clearly never waned, with GQ Australia reporting that a sweater he wore during his last photoshoot with Nirvana has sold for a whopping US$75,000 (AU$108,263) at auction.
After Cobain wore the sweater to the shoot, it made an appearance at his funeral, where his then-partner, Courtney Love, gave it to an acquaintance, according to auction house, Julien’s Auctions.
Rolling Stone reported the sweater more than doubled its pre-auction estimate, which was between US$10,000 and US$20,000.
One of Cobain’s cardigans, pictured below, which he wore during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance, sold for a huge US$137,000 (AU$197,827) in 2015.
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