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Kurt and Courtney, photographed by Dora Handel — 1992
In the soon-to-be released book, “I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution,” authors Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum, interviewed more than 400 people to rediscover the “golden age” of music videos made from 1981 to 1992.
In an except from the book, printed by New York magazine about the behind-the-scenes of Nirvana’s first video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” singer Courtney Love recalled the first time she and late husband, Kurt Cobain slept together.
“The first time Kurt and I slept together was at a Days Inn in Chicago,” she explained. “We were having our first post coital moment, and we’re watching MTV and the video [Smells Like Teen Spirit] came on. I pulled away from him, because it was his video, his moment, he was the king of the f**king world, and he put his arm around me and pulled me closer. Which was symbolic, like, “I’m letting you into my life. That really endeared him to me.”
The singer confessed the next time she saw the video with Kurt was at the Omni Northstar Hotel in Minneapolis.
“I’d flown there to f**k Billy Corgan, who still had lots of hair. I didn’t even know Nirvana were playing that night,” Courtney explained. “Kurt and I wound up at the Northstar, and our daughter, Frances, was basically made that night.”
Love and Cobain were married in Hawaii on February 24, 1992 and welcomed their daughter Frances Bean, on August 18th.
Recently, Love told Vanity Fair just how angry she still is with her late husband, who committed suicide in 1994.
“Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him for, what he did to us. I’d f**king kill him. I’d f**k him, and then I’d kill him,” she confessed to the magazine. “He OD’d at least five times. I was the f**king E.M.S. I was always sticking pins in his balls. I carried around Narrcan!”
Love and Cobain officially began dating in 1991, and were married on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 24, 1992. Love wore a satin and lace dress once owned by actress Frances Farmer, and Cobain wore green pajamas. Six months later, on August 18, the couple’s only child, a daughter named Frances Bean, was born.