Seattle's Easy Street Records, recently came across some super rare / never-before-seen rock and roll memorabilia - Kurt Cobain's first royalty check!
The check was only for $26.57 - and issued just 6 months before Nirvana's sophomore album, Nevermind, would change the rock and roll world.
It is still a little unclear as to how the check ended up at the store - but Easy Street Records’ owner Matt Vaughan had this to say about the paycheck:
“We just found it… or should say noticed it. We looked through em a little, but just put ’em in storage. Seemed like every band in Seattle had tour itinerary books… [between] girlfriends, roadies, management, sound companies, [it] wasn’t uncommon to run across one. [It] was a smaller town then.”
Pictures of the check were posted to the store's Instagram account with the caption:
“Royalty check found at Easy Street today. #kurtcobain@nirvana This is dated 03/06/91, 6 months before #nevermind would change the face of the planet.We’re guessing the next royalty checks were a bit larger than only…. $26.57″