Bizarre Deaths of Musicians

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mike sullivan, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Flaneur

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    ...and moreover, Meek was paranoid about Spector, who he thought was trying to steal his sounds. He would not take phone calls from him.
     
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  2. bob_32_116

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    I'm not sure that "bizarre" is the right word, but I always thought it was highly ironic that Harry Chapin, whose most famous song was "Taxi", died as a result of a car crash.
     
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  3. bob_32_116

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    Another rather unusual one: Sonny Bonodied in a skiing accident, supposedly due to crashing into a tree. This was of course long after he had left the music business behind in favour f politics, becoming a Republican senator.

    At one time there was a conspiracy theory going around that it was not an accident, but I don't think anything ever came of that rumour.
     
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  4. dmiller458

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    I once saw a news report about a doo-wop singer's funeral. The last surviving member walked up to the podium to deliver the eulogy and he collapsed dead on the spot. I wish I could remember their names.
     
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  5. dmiller458

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    Minor correction. He was not a Senator. He was in the House.
     
  6. talkradio

    talkradio Faded Primadonna

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    A couple musicians died from being the keyboard player in the Grateful Dead.
     
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  7. bob_32_116

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    Barbara Weldens, a French singer who normally performed barefoot, was electrocuted onstage during a thunderstorm.

    I always think of this when I think about Steven Wilson, who also likes performing barefoot. I hope he takes sensible precautions at outdoor performances.
     
  8. pbuzby

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  9. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

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    this almost happened to me. true story. the only thing that saved me was a short guitar cord. i fell over backwards and it unplugged me from the amp.
     
  10. Maggie

    Maggie funky but chic

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    I don't think Rosolino's death was bizarre -- just horrible. He was depressed, apparently because his wife had committed suicide six years earlier. He made the decision to murder his children (presumably thinking he was sparing them sorrow) before he saw himself out. Luckily, one of them -- Jason -- survived and there was a very moving article catching up with him a few years later, I think Nat Hentoff wrote it. The older boy was named Justin.

    Jason is still with us. He has had a hard life, but is apparently very religious. Every once in a while there will be a profile of him, usually in the Christian press. The most recent I found was in 2019.
     
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  11. Whizz Kid

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    Yep… sad story… American power pop band from Oregon. Their one album is worth looking out for.

    Still Crazy: Ten Years of the Exploding Hearts
     
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  12. Overthehillsandfaraway

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    Cozy Powell's death was both bizarre and tragically pointless. He answered his mobile phone while driving and crashed off the road to his death. If only he'd used hands free or whatever, he'd probably still be with us.
     
  13. Penny24

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    Noting the continuing escalation of relational problems between Harry & his girlfriend of six years, Bobby suggested Harry stay at his home for "a time" while he went out on a promotional tour for his new album. On the night of March 9, 1974, Harry and Patricia (who had a child previous to her & Harry's relationship - that Harry cared for...as well as taking care of their almost 2 yr old daughter) - at the time of his demise, began arguing, shortly after Patricia's arrival to Bobby's home...she claimed she found another woman's undergarments in the room he was occupying at Bobby's house (which was also in Pasadena, off the 110 Freeway, Avenue 43 exit). Patricia then stabbed Harry in the neck with a steak knife, mortally "wounding" him. "It was a case of jealousy," said Bobby, adding that "she thought he was leaving." The undergarments later turned out to be from a girlfriend of Bobby's.
     
  14. George Blair

    George Blair Senior Member

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    Perhaps because the rumor was that the tree was... planted? :shh:
     
  15. Larry L

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    Dimebag Darrell, murdered on stage.
     
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  16. bob_32_116

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    Which musician(s) does this refer to?
     
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  17. Penny24

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    Harry Womack. Who was Bobby Womack's brother and a member of The Valentinos.
     
  18. joepepitone

    joepepitone Well, I laid my head on the railroad track....

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    How does a musician, guitar player for example, become at risk for getting electrocuted?
     
  19. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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  20. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Indonesian pop singer Irma Bule was bitten by a cobra onstage. She continued on and dropped dead after 45 minutes.
     
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  21. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play He won't eat it, he hates everything

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    Not really bizarre as much as ironic, Jack Anglin from the country duo Johnnie & Jack died in a car crash on his way to Patsy Cline's funeral.
     
  22. Wild Horse

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    The rumour is the singer of INXS died playing with himself.
     
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  23. bob_32_116

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    Electric cables all over the stage... musicians concentrating more on their performance and on working the crowd rather than watching where they step... water from rain showers if it's an open air concert.. ripe conditions for an accident. All it would take would be one faulty cable or piece of equipment, as was apparently the case with Weldens. Going barefoot on stage in those conditions is asking for trouble. At least shoes would give you a certain amount of insulation protection.
     
  24. backtomono

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    Wasn't his death strangely labeled a suicide
     
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  25. SPF2001

    SPF2001 My Records=My Legacy

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    "Montego Bay" singer Bobby Bloom accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun in 1974 at the age of 28. Texas singer-songwriter Stephen Fromholz died in 2014 at the age of 68 when his rifle fell out of it's case and discharged.
     

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