It’s hard to believe that it was 25 years ago today that Nirvana not only played Saturday Night Live for the first time (which was huge for a little band from Seattle!). But they also went #1 knocking Michael Jackson out of that top spot.
Many who are far better writers than I have written about those events have. So here’s some links to their stories with the videos of that night below:
Nirvana Tear It Up On Saturday Night Live – From MTV.com ==> HERE
Nirvana’s Nevermind…5 Essential Chart Facts – From Bilboard.com ==> HERE
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ at 25: Krist Novoselic Ponders LP’s Significance – From Rolling Stone.com ==> HERE
Saturday Night Live – Saturday Jan 11th 1992
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Let’s not forget that Krist & Dave decided to “piss off the rednecks and homophobes,” by french kissing each other before the end credits. In subsequent repeats of the episode, NBC decided not to show it. When asked about the kiss Novoselic was quoted as saying that the kiss was “spontaneous” and not planned.