Maggie Poukkula’s father was a friend of Kurt Cobain’s and hosted the band’s first show at his house.
A Seattle teenager has unearthed previously unseen photographs of Nirvana’s first ever gig. Maggie Poukkula is the daughter of Tony Poukkula, a Seattle musician whose house was the site of the March 1987 gig in Raymond, Washington. Last week, the teenager shared a photo strip taken from that show, seemingly unaware of its significance.
“I’m not sure. I have to ask my dad,” Poukkula said in response to a tweet asking if the photos were from Nirvana’s first-ever gig. She later explained that her father went to high school with Kurt Cobain and the pair would occasionally jam together.
The historic gig saw Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic performing early Nirvana numbers such as ‘Hairspray Queen’ and ‘Downer’, as well as well as a trio of Led Zeppelin covers with Tony Poukkula on guitar. Based on existing pictures from the show, the images have been confirmed as being from Nirvana’s very first concert. View the images below.