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Nirvana’s Lost Photos


[pullquote  type=right][counter num_start=”0″ num_end=”100″ num_suffix=”%” num_speed=”2500″ num_color=”#9b59b6″ text_above=”Total coolness meter”][/pullquote]It looks like this is the year for finding Nirvana gems. Courtney Love’-authorized Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck unearthed a slew of Nirvana facts and footage, but a Young Seattle teenager called Maggie Poukkula found something that even director Brett Morgen had missed. The teen has uncovered a piece of music history with the discovery of never-seen-before photos of Nirvana playing their first gig during a party at her father’s home and shared them with the world them via Twitter.

Her Father, Tony Poukkula, was a good friend of Cobain’ and had Nirvana play their first show in his basement at 17 Nussbaum Road in Raymond, Wash.

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Kurt had just turned 20 the month before Nirvana’s first show and the images show the grunge superstar looking incredibly baby-faced.

The teenager tweeted the pictures she found from the show in March of 1987 with the caption: ‘Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day.’ She honestly had no clue that this was Nirvana’s first ever gig.

The gig happened 1987, when the Nirvana’s lineup featured Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and original drummer Aaron Burckhard. The story goes that The teens dad joined them on acoustic guitar for a couple of Led Zeppelin covers.

The younger Poukkula told Rolling Stone that she found the photos tucked inside some of her father’s books. “I had no idea that those were taken during Nirvana’s first concert,” Poukkula said. “My dad showed me them a while back, but he never mentioned that’s what was going on in the photos. I found out because of all the articles. I didn’t realize it was such a historical thing. I thought they were just cool pictures of my dad and Kurt jamming together.”

It makes us here at Rock My World think of all the other beautiful music history out there just waiting to be found!!!

Story: The Rock My World team
Photo: Twitter

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