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  • dead

    11 Feb 2015, 22:29 by Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    1936
    Mitja Nikisch, 37
    Mitja Nikisch Tanz Orchester
    born in Leipzig, Germany on May 21, 1899 and died in Venice, Italy on August 5, 1936.
    Son of the celebrated classical conductor Arthur Nikisch and himself a respected classical pianist, had created a fine, popular dance ensemble in the '20s, the Mitja Nikisch Tanz Orchester, which played in prominent venues. The Nazi regime brought about its demise, leading Nikisch to commit suicide in 1936.

    1962
    Leon Chappelear: Age 53
    aka Leon Chappel
    despondent over a career gone sour. He shot himself in the face with a shotgun

    1966
    Bobby Fuller, 24
    Bobby Fuller (October 22, 1942 – July 18, 1966) was an American rock singer and guitar player best known for his classic "I Fought the Law".
    Just after "I Fought The Law" became a top ten hit, Bobby Fuller was found dead in a parked automobile near his Los Angeles home. The police considered the death an apparent suicide, however many people still believe Fuller was murdered. …
  • April 23rd: On this Day

    24 Apr 2007, 01:16 by tenderbranson69

    1991, Founding member of The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders died of a drug overdose. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 'New York Dolls' and 1974 'Too Much Too Soon'.

    1988, Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang happy birthday to him.

    1978, Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious filmed his version of 'My Way' for the Sex Pistols' film 'The Great Rock n Roll Swindle.'

    1976, The Ramones released their eponymous debut album. On the same day The Sex Pistols played The Nashville Rooms, London supporting The 101'ers who featured Clash vocalist Joe Strummer.

    1975, Pete Ham, singer, songwriter with Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Ham co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

    1971, The Rolling Stones releasede bands first release on Atlantic records. The cove their classic album, 'Sticky Fingers' in the UK. The album made No. …