Happy Birthday Courtney Love

Happy Birthday to Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964). She is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist who rose to prominence within the punk and alternative rock scenes of the 1990s as frontwoman of the band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Her uninhibited stage presence and confrontational lyrics combined with rampant publicity surrounding her 1992 marriage to Kurt Cobain made her a remarkably divisive figure in alternative music.

Love received international attention for Hole's 1991 debut album, which was followed by widespread critical and commercial success with their second release, Live Through This (1994). Love returned to acting in 1995, receiving critical recognition for her performance in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, which earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. Following this, Hole's third release, Celebrity Skin (1998), was nominated for three Grammy awards before the band went dormant in 2000. Love continued to occasionally act in films before releasing a solo album, America's Sweetheart (2004).

Artwork by Olan Montgomery

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