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March 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM

What does Nirvana mean to you? Share your memories with us

(Photo by Chris Cuffaro / AP)

(Photo by Chris Cuffaro / AP)

With the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death on April 5, and the induction of Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the following Thursday, April 10, we reached out to acquaintances of the band, cultural figures and fellow musicians to get their personal impressions of Nirvana and their legacy.

Filmmaker Lynn Shelton remembers Cobain’s “striking blue eyes.” Photographer Alice Wheeler recalls seeing the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video for the first time. Graphic designer Art Chantry tells the story of hearing “Nevermind” before it came out. Rapper Black Cobain told us about listening to Nirvana in a childhood neighborhood dominated by hip hop. And local musician Michael Benjamin Lerner, of Telekinesis, explains what it’s like to cover “On a Plain.” (Read the whole article here.)

Their accounts, and others, will be published Sunday, March 30, both in print and online. We want to know your recollections, impressions and stories about what Nirvana meant to you. About what you remember most vividly. Submit using the form below (email addresses are not published), and we’ll collect the responses and run them online this week.

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