Experiencing Nirvana author Bruce Pavitt onstage behind Nirvana at LameFest UK, London, 12/3/89. Photo by Steve Double.

On March 26th, Proud Camden will host a book release party for Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, Sub Pop Records cofounder Bruce Pavitt’s acclaimed microhistory of the legendary 1989 invasion of Europe by Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Tad. The event launches a six-week photo exhibition (March 27–May 11)  of key shots by Experiencing Nirvana contributor Steve Double and legendary Bruce Pavitt collaborator Charles Peterson.

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    London Proud Camden presents Experiencing Nirvana; marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s untimely death. This exhibition, by photographers Charles Peterson and Steve Double, reveals a rare and intriguing insight into one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era.
Both Peterson and Double began photographing Nirvana at around the same time, in 1988 when the band had just signed to the Sub Pop label and released their first single ‘Bleach’. They are considered the foremost grunge photographers capturing the birth of the scene and the spirit of Nirvana…
Coinciding with the UK launch of Bruce Pavitt’s book of the same name, Proud Galleries is honoured to present Experiencing Nirvana; commemorating the life of Kurt Cobain, the reluctantly anointed “spokesman” for Generation X and Nirvana, who shaped the landscape of popular music while embodying the original, gritty spirit of rock and roll.

Proud Camden is located at this colorful address:

The Horse Hospital
Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8AH.

Experiencing Nirvana is available (with limited dustjacket and metal badge) from:




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