10 of 10:
Kurt Cobain was a big Beatles fan and told Rolling Stone in 1994 that John Lennon was his favorite member of the band.
'I don't know who wrote what parts of what Beatles songs, but Paul McCartney embarrasses me,' he added. 'Lennon was obviously disturbed. So I could relate to that.'
Lennon was shot to death at age 40 in 1980. Ozzy Osbourne, former singer of Black Sabbath, another one of Cobain's favorite bands, has in the past cited Lennon as his inspiration for becoming a musician.
(Pictured: John Lennon appears in the music video for his song 'Imagine' in 1971.)
( Photo / Capitol Records)