A teenager has unknowingly unearthed never-before-seen photos of Nirvana’s very first gig and tweeted them.
Maggie Poukkula’s father Tony put on a show in his Washington basement in the spring of 1987 and played two Led Zeppelin tracks with the band, including Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard.
The 19-year-old stumbled across the three snaps while flicking through her dad’s Nirvana biographies but had “no idea” of the significance of them.
Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day pic.twitter.com/y7lXh6acVn— Maggs❂ (@mjpoukkula) July 16, 2015
“My dad showed me them a while back but he never mentioned that’s what was going on in the photos,” she told Rolling Stone.
“I found out because of all the articles. I didn’t realise it was such a historical thing. I thought they were just cool pictures of my dad and Kurt jamming together .”
Of course, once Maggie posted the photos, they quickly went viral, with fans excitedly sharing them across social media.
@mjpoukkula Sincere thanks for sharing those pictures. Very cool for this almost 38 year old grunge "Kid". Thank your dad too! :)— Allen Minch (@TheRealMinchy) July 21, 2015
@mjpoukkula You're officially the coolest teenager on the planet right now! And your dad rocks too.— AllPrettyErica (@allprettyerica) July 22, 2015
@mjpoukkula not often do people capture the beginnings of legend, kudos for sharing— Marc Chapman (@MarcChapman1) July 21, 2015
“I can’t believe it!” she replied, and is hopefully busy hunting out some more...Reuse content