Rare footage of Nirvana’s final Los Angeles gig emerges – watch

Documentary maker Dave Markey has uploaded the footage he shot in December 1993 at Los Angeles’ Great Western Forum – one of the last concerts Nirvana performed. Four months later, Cobain would take his own life. The footage, which you can watch above, includes performances of ‘All Apologies’ and a cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’.

Writing about the footage, Markey says:

“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. 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. I’m glad to have documented this show, as well as their pre-fame fun in 1991.”

Since its breakup, Nirvana has continued to receive acclaim, and is regularly considered one of the greatest music artists of all time. Rolling Stones placed them at number 27 on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004, but personally, I’d rank them much higher.

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