Fifteen minutes of footage is available on YouTube
Newly discovered footage of Nirvana’s final show in Los Angeles has been posted on YouTube. Filmmaker Dave Markey, who is best known for the documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke, posted the 15 minute video he filmed from where he was standing on the side of the stage at the band’s final Los Angeles show at The Forum on December 30, 1993.
Markey posted the following message with the video on December 30, 2013, 20 years to the date of the historic performance.
“20 years ago tonight (December 30, 1993) I stood on Kurt’s side of the stage at my hometown’s Los Angeles Forum and captured the last set I would see of this band,” Markey states. “A band that I had worked with, toured with; people that I would call my friends. A band that both the world and myself really loved (can’t really say this has happened since.) Within just a few short months it would sadly all be over. Sharing a few songs here; a couple covers (Vaselines’ ‘Jesus’ & Bowie’s ‘Man Who Sold The World’) and ‘All Apologies.’ I’m glad to have documented this show, as well as their pre-fame fun in 1991.”
As the world mourns the 20th anniversary of front man Kurt Cobain’s tragic passing on April 5, 2014 in which the front man took his own life at his Seattle home, fans will be celebrating the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th, and Hoquaim, Washington will declare that day Nirvana Day.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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