Saddest story in rock n roll

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  1. Oakvillain

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    Skynyrd.

    Poor kids do good
    Plane crash kills 3 of them
    Reunite
    Feud
    Crash and death
    Collins death.
    Lying
    Early death of Powell.
    Sad.

    Discuss.
     
  2. Echoes

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    Buddy Holly, Richie Valens
     
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    Jim Croce... very under looked in my opinion.
     
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    John Lennon being shot.
     
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    Harry Nilson.

    Sixto Rodriguez. Instead of being a huge star and financially well off, he spent most of his life living hand to mouth doing demo work on old houses. Tragic story for that guy.

    The Skynard guys have been well off forever. Many would love to be in their shoes.
     
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    Hank Williams

    Rock & Roll would have ramped up sooner if he'd been around.
     
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    Never liked 'em. Haven't missed 'em.

    An actual sad story is all the song writers and performers that have gotten robbed of monies due by managers, publishers and record company execs.
     
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    Way to spin the thread off its axis.
     
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    Badfinger has to be near the top of the list. Joy Division, too.
     
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    SRV.

    Off course for years due to drug abuse.

    Gets clean.

    Dies.

    We miss out on what might have been.
     
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    How about all the murdered in music, including John Lennon and not limited to . . .

    Dimebag Darrell, Carlton Barrett (Bob Marley's Wailers), King Curtis, Eric (Guitar) Davis, Bobby ("I Fought the Law") Fuller, Rhett Forrester (Riot), Marvin Gaye, Al Jackson Jr. (like Fuller, his murder was never solved), Don Myrick (of Earth, Wind & Fire), Felix Pappalardi, Jaco Pastorius, Chano Pozo (he brought Cuban rhythm to jazz playing with Dizzy Gillespie in the 1940s before he was killed in a brawl outside a club in the same decade), Bobby Ramirez (of Edgar Winter's White Trash, while that group was still working), Selena, Tupac Shakur, James Sheppard (the Heartbeats, Shep & the Limelites; like Jackson and Fuller, his murder was never solved), Notorious B.I.G., Peter Tosh, and Mia Zapata (of Seattle punk legends the Gits).
     
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    Would you allow Lenny Breau in there too by any chance.
     
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    I wasn't a big fan, either, but that was uncalled for.

    I don't like 98 percent of rap/hip-hop, but I can still mourn the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

    I haven't been any kind of punk fan in decades but I can still mourn the murder of Mia Zapata.
     
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    I'm not a huge Skynyrd fan so someone correct me if I'm wrong but of course Collins survived that plane wreck but didn't he have a car accident in the mid 80s , he was drunk driving and it killed his girlfriend and paralyzed him and eventually he would die from complications of that accident. Crazy that he survived being in a plane that went down but eventually did himself in by driving drunk
     
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd always will be a favourite band, at least as they once were in their early days.
     
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    Ian Curtis of Joy Division was the first person I thought of when I saw the title of the thread.

    I next thought of Mia Zapata of the Gits.

    After that, I thought of Richey Edwards of Manic Street Preachers.

    Then I thought of all sorts of sad ends related to rock and roll.
     
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    Tough call, since many of the ones lost were due to fast living (on purpose). And I'd also say there are a ton that had hits early on, and then spent the rest of their lives at the bottom of the heap trying various 'comeback tours' before od'ing or committing suicide, or something.
    I'd say Badfinger takes the cake as far as a greek tragedy type of story arc. Maybe also Frankie Lymon or Jaco. A lot of the blues guys that got their dues right after they died. Randy Rhoads, Buddy Holly or Sam Cooke for being taken way too early in their careers. Probably my personal top of the list would be Steve Marriott. The Small Faces were the band that 'should have been'. He was such a talented dude that never quite got to the point he should've been, and then burned himself up from falling asleep with a cigarette. Sheesh
     

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