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  • Famous Dead Musicians/Artists and Causes of Death (Pt 1, Age 16-36)

    23 jui. 2011, 23h56m par thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll and modern music. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 51 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying

    For the artists older than 36 I'll recommend you Pt 2;

    http://www.last.fm/user/thomas10/journal/2012/02/13/5bvlxw_famous_dead_musiciansartists_and_causes_of_death_%28pt_2%2C_age_37-50%29


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    Ritchie Valens (1941-1959)
    Plane crash. After a winning cointoss and despite of his fear to fly, together with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, he flew out of the Mason City airport in a small plane that Holly had chartered. The plane flew into a blinding snowstorm and crashed shortly after takeoff. This is known as "The Day The Music Died".
  • Famous Musicians Who Died Too Young (Dead Before Their Time) Pt I

    9 oct. 2010, 15h01m par thomas10

    This is an article in which I tried to bundle all the great losses of rock'n roll. That means all the musicians which are worldwide known and died at young age (before 54 years old). I tried to give a little information about the way they died. Most of the information I got from Wikipedia. When someone thinks I forgot an artist or that the information is incorrect... I'm open for new information.

    The list is in order of age of dying
    17
    Ritchie Valens (1941-1959)
    Plane crash. After a winning cointoss and despite of his fear to fly, together with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, he flew out of the Mason City airport in a small plane that Holly had chartered. The plane flew into a blinding snowstorm and crashed shortly after takeoff. This is known as "The Day The Music Died".
    21
    Eddie Cochran (1938-1960)
    Road accident in a taxi in United Kingdom. The taxi crashed into a lamp post. Cochran was thrown through the windscreen, and was taken to the hospital, where he died the following day of severe head injuries.
  • Tuesday Twenty: My top albums of the 90s part one: 100-81

    13 avr. 2010, 19h56m par amodelofcontrol

    Back in the mists of time (in other words, back in 2009), I did a rundown of - according to me - the best songs and albums of the past decade, and then followed it up with similar treatment of the 90s. Although, I only ever got the best songs done. So, in an effort to actually complete something I've started, here is the first part of my top 100 albums of the 90s. This was a really, really tough list to compile - and indeed, I've still not finished the remainder of it yet. To keep it to one hundred albums, I set one simple rule - each artist would only feature once. This has of course meant that a few obvious albums may be missing, and indeed there are a few others I had to cull too, as even with one album per artist I still had a "shortlist" nearing 150.

    In addition, with the exception of one artist, there is a Spotify playlist to accompany these twenty, and subsequent parts of this will follow the same pattern.

    100
    Kill II This
    Deviate
    1998

  • Tuesday Ten: Until Death (Us Do Part)

    23 mars 2010, 18h48m par amodelofcontrol

    I've been thinking a lot about death of late. A friend sadly passed away on Sunday night after a long battle with illness, while in the musical world the death of Alex Chilton, frontman of Big Star, last week cast something of a shadow over SXSW - not least because he was due to play with his reformed band on Saturday night at the festival. The remainder of the band decided to go-ahead with the show, with a number of big alt-rock names assisting on vocals as something of a sweet tribute. And these events, not to mention the recent suicide of Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, resulted in this week's Tuesday Ten being about how the death of a member affects bands. It doesn't always result in the end of a band, instead sometimes spurring bands onto even greater heights, and some might cynically say that in some cases death results in being the best advertising they could ever have. So, this week, I'm looking at bands that have lost one or more members to death, and what happened after the event. …