Teen discovers photos of Nirvana's first show, doesn't understand why old people are so excited
A 19-year-old girl unknowingly discovered pictures of Nirvana's first show ever.
Maggie Poukkula is the daughter of Tony Poukkula, a member of Seattle band Laytem who hosted Nirvana's first show in his basement in March of 1987. Last week, Maggie Poukkula tweeted photos of three snapshots of the 1987 gig with the caption "Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day."
Later she told Rolling Stone "I didn't realize it was such a historical thing. I thought they were just cool pictures of my dad and Kurt jamming together." Tony Poukkula reportedly played a few Led Zeppelin covers with the band, who at the time, consisted of Cobain, bassist Kirst Novoselic and drummer Aaron Burckhard.
Facts about Nirvana's formation:
During the first few months of the band's formation, they tried out several different names including Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew, Blis, and Ted Ed Fred.
Cobain and Novoselic met in high school but didn't become friends and bandmates until much later. Cobain gave Novoselic a demo tape of his project Fecal Matter and wanted to form a band with him. Novoselic did not respond until three years after they first met.
Aaron Burckhard was later replaced by a succession of other drummers, the most well known being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.
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