We all at one time or another have gone through random books and other items that belonged to our parents, and while most of us just come across pictures from past birthdays or family vacations, one teenage girl happened to stumble upon some rock history.
Seattle native Maggie Poukkula, 19, came across some photos from Nirvana’s first show ever in 1987, which happened to be in her father’s basement, in between the pages of some Nirvana books he owned. She even tweeted out the pics!
Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day
Per Rolling Stone, Maggie’s father, Tony Poukkula, was part of local Seattle band Laytem and also grew up with Kurt Cobain.
"I had no idea that those were during Nirvana's first concert," said Maggie in the RS piece. "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."
Sure, while Tony downplayed the significance of the photos, I think if most of us had pictures of our parents performing with a legend like Cobain, we wouldn’t be as nonchalant.
It’s not yet known whether the Poukkula’s will hold onto the photos, but we bet there will be countless buying offers made to them by fans/collectors/auction houses for these pieces of history.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.