Watch the very first Pearl Jam show EVER

Come back with me to October 22, 1990, when a new band called Mookie Blaylock played their very first show. The gig was seen by 299 people at the Off Ramp Cafe in Seattle.

They’d be called “Mookie Blaylock” for a little while longer. When their namesake, a guard for the New Jersey Nets (jersey #10), brought in his lawyers, the group changed their name to Pearl Jam.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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