Damon Stewart

How Did Mookie Blaylock become Pearl Jam?

by Jessica Letkemann , John Reynolds on March 10, 2011

The band that formed around the nucleus of Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder may have come together and played its first show in October of 1990, but “Pearl Jam” was officially born on the same day that Jeff celebrated his 28th birthday — exactly 20 years ago today: March 10, 1991.