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Nirvana at the Reading Festival, 1992

Rumors swirled around the 1992 Reading Festival that Kurt Cobain's reported ill-health would force Nirvana to bail on their headlining gig. Cobain, clad in a hospital gown and ridiculous wig, was pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair and faked a dramatic swoon before leading the band through a blistering, brilliant set. Reading 1992 sealed Nirvana's legacy as the most important new band of the decade.

 

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Nirvana, Reading Festival, 1992.

Mudhoney, Reading Festival, 1992.

PJ Harvey, Reading Festival, 1992.

Nirvana, Stabler Arena, 1993

Nirvana, New Haven, CT, 1991

Nirvana - final concert, Munich, Germany, 1994
 

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  • Collection on Nirvana
    Two newspaper clippings about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, and one bootleg VHS video recording of a live Nirvana performance.
  • Graphic Materials
    Photographs, posters, and album flats from various collections, 1990s, undated.
  • Audio
    Live performances and radio shows featuring Nirvana, 1990s.
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    Nirvana, live at Stabler Arena, Pa. in 1993, and Unplugged.
 

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