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Frank Carnevale

A record store in Seattle recently discovered several items belonging to late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain.

Easy Street Records posted photos to social media of a royalty check from 1991 worth $26.57 and a $177 money order for rent from 1990, both with Cobain’s name on them.

This was before the band’s “Nevermind” album was released, which catapulted the band to fame — and fortune.

Easy Street Records posted last week on Instagram, “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.”

And then, “Money order #kurtcobain to his landlord recently found at Easy Street Records. $177 rent, dated 09/04/90 a year before #nevermind would go onto change music as we know it. Doubtful he had anymore money orders to landlords. RIP Kurt, we will always miss u. You changed the game, your music will last forever. “

Store owner Matt Vaughan told CNN he was tidying in the basement when he found the uncashed check tucked in a collection of the band’s tour itineraries. He bought the items in 1993.

About the items, Vaughan shared that items show that Cobain was like other young people dealing with bills and money.

“It also puts things into perspective that he was no different than any of us…” He told the news channel. “We know what it’s like for your landlord to only accept cash. We know what it’s like to have so small of a check that you don’t even want to go into the bank to cash it.”

Cobain died of a suicide at age 27 on April 8, 1994.

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