Kurt and Courtney in Newport

Wednesday 7 July 2010, 16:22

James McLaren James McLaren

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This Saturday Bethan Elfyn's Radio Wales show is once more dipping into my Welsh Musical Atlas.

This time we're looking at a story that has reached legendary proportions in south Wales: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at TJ's in Newport.

You can read the full story here and tune in from 6pm this Saturday, 10 July.

It centres on the burgeoning love affair between the Hole and Nirvana singers as both toured their début albums in the UK. Hole, Therapy? and Daisy Chainsaw were playing the Newport venue on 10 December 1991, with Kurt turning up in a hire car and apparently proposing to Love under a plastic tree.

We have some recollections from the promoter Simon Phillips, Therapy?'s bassist Michael McKeegan and fans in attendance, making one of my favourite stories from Welsh music history.

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