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Kurt Cobain's Pre-'Nevermind' Royalty Check Surfaces Online, Reveals How Much Money He Was Paid


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″