Teenager unearths photos from Nirvana’s first gig while rummaging through dad’s belongings

Maggie Poukkula, 19, is the daughter of a former Cobain bandmate and school friend

A teenager in the US has found never-seen-before photographs from Nirvana‘s first-ever gig.

Maggie Poukkula, 19, recently shared a series of photos belonging to her father, Tony Poukkula, who “went to high school with Kurt and played with him before he got big”.

Posting the images to Twitter, Poukkula wrote: “Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day”.

Poukkula found the photos in her father’s copy of a Kurt Cobain biography.

The teenager seemed unaware when alerted by fans of the grunge band that the photos seem to be from Nirvana’s first ever live performance, replying: “I’m not sure. I have to ask my dad”.

The gig in question is reported to have taken place in Raymond, Washington during March 1987. Tony Poukkula is now a Seattle-based musician.

See the pictures in question below.

Meanwhile, Nirvana’s 2002 self-titled greatest hits album is to be released on vinyl for the first time next month.

‘Nirvana’, which included some of the band’s biggest singles (‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, ‘Come As You Are’) as well as the then-unheard ‘You Know You’re Right’ upon its release, will be available in both standard and deluxe versions from August 28.


The album also includes tracks recorded during the band’s memorable MTV Unplugged session plus non-LP single ‘Sliver’.

Fans will be able to purchase the album as a double LP pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and packaged in a furnace black gatefold sleeve along with liner notes and a digital download card.