Bruce Pavitt founder of Sub Pop records, 2015
March 7, 1959|
Olympia, Washington, U.S.|
Bruce S. Pavitt (born March 7, 1959) is the Chicago-born founder of record label Sub Pop.
After briefly attending Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois and subsequently transferring to The Evergreen State College in Washington State, Pavitt started a fanzine entitled Subterranean Pop in Olympia, Washington in 1980, about American independent rock bands. Three cassette compilations were released through the fanzine. In 1983, Pavitt moved to Seattle and started a record store, Fallout, as well as writing a Sub Pop column for The Rocket, and hosting an independent-label specialty show on KCMU. 1986 saw the release of Sub Pop's (the "-terranean" was dropped earlier from the name) first LP: the Sub Pop 100. Green River's Dry As a Bone EP followed in 1987.
The Seattle Tattler #2. "Counting the Cobainbuck$". Belltown Messenger, February 2005.