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Teen discovers rare photos of Nirvana's first concert which was held in mate's basement

Published 22/07/2015 | 10:55

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana play their first concert in the basement of Tony Poukkula's home in 1987
Kurt Cobain and Nirvana play their first concert in the basement of Tony Poukkula's home in 1987

A Seattle teenager unwittingly posted rare photos of Nirvana's first ever concert, to her Twitter account.

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Maggie Poukkula (19) was unaware of the significance of the images which show the band playing their first gig in her dad Tony's basement in 1987.

The line-up at the time included Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Aaron Burckhard and they were joined for a couple of Led Zeppelin covers by Tony, who played for local band Laytem.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Maggie said, "I had no idea that those were during Nirvana's first concert.

"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."

Maggie found the pics in her dad's collection of Cobain biographies.

The photos come in the wake of Brett Morgan's haunting documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck which featured similar never-before-seen or heard footage, photos and audio of Cobain and Nirvana from the early days of the band.

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