THE NIRVANA NEVERMIND BABY GROWS UP
What would it feel like to have your dingle captured for eternity on one of the most famous album covers of all time? Spencer Elden, born on July 9, 1991, might know a thing or two about that; it’s his shmontz that appears on the now classic cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Nirvana considered using a stock photograph of a swimming baby, but when that proved too expensive they hired photographer Kirk Weddle. Weddle’s friends, Renata and Rick Elden, allowed their son Spencer to be photographed for about $200. The hook, line, and dollar were superimposed later. After seeing the photo, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love agreed that they would take Spencer out to dinner when he got older.