A Letter From Dave Grohl, Aged 15

Written by Brayden Darke on May 26, 2011

Website Letters of Note has found a letter from a young Dave Grohl, way back when he was a young entrepreneur (and artist) compiling and selling mixtapes with his friends at the age of 15.

In the letter he writes to a band asking if he can have some tracks for an upcoming compilation called “John Denvers Nightmare”. He seems pretty confident about the process of putting together the tape, as well as being able to sell them at local the D.C shows.


Image courtesy of Matador Records

Transcript:

HI, IM DAVID GROHL FROM WASHINGTON D.C., AND ME AND MY FRIEND ARE PUTTING OUT A COMPILATION TAPE OF ABOUT 15 DIFFERENT BANDS FROM ALL OVER. WELL, WE WANT YOU! THE TAPE IS GONNA BE CALLED “JOHN DENVERS NIGHTMARE” ITS GONNA BE SOLD AT ALMOST ALL OF THE D.C. SHOWS, SO IT WON’T BE A WASTE OF TIME. THIS IS WHO WE’VE TALKED TO – MAUFICE, UNDERGROUND SOLDIER, PRESIDENTIAL A.I.D.S., THE DEAD ENDS, CHIPS PATROL, N.I.L.8. BUT WE ARE FINDING OTHER BANDS. WE ONLY NEED 3 SONGS AND THEY CAN BE GARAGE RECORDINGS. I READ ABOUT YOU IN “WARNING” AND I THOUGHT I’D WRITE. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED:

PICTURES OF THE BAND
3 SONGS (ON TAPE)
LYRICS
THE LINEUP

WRITE BACK AND TELL ME WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT TO DO IT. THANX,

DAVID GROHL
5516 KATHLEEN PL.
SPRINGFIELD, VA.
22151

OUR ADS FOR LOOKING FOR BANDS WILL SOON BE IN:
THE LEADING EDGE
SHOOT
WARNING
AND RAD

WRITE BACK!!!!

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