Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin (“Pearl”) Born: January 19, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas Died: October 4, 1970, in a Los Angeles hotel room Bands: Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Kozmic Blues Band, The Full Tilt Boogie Band Cry Baby – Janis Jo

Alan Wilson

Alan C. Wilson (“Blind Owl”) Born: July 3, 1943, near Boston, Massachusetts Died: September 3, 1970, in Topanga Canyon, California Bands and affiliations: Canned Heat, Son House, John Lee Hooker, John Fahey Going Up The Country – Ca

Kristen Pfaff

Kristen Pfaff Born: May 26, 1967 in New York Died: June 16, 1994 in Seattle, Washington Bands: Janitor Joe, Hole Born in New York, Kristen Pfaff picked up bass at Boston College and ended up studying women’s studies at the University of Minnesota. Af

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain Born: February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington Died: April 5, 1994 at his home in Seattle, Washington Band: Nirvana, Fecal Matter Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Su… By Cobain’s own account, he had a happy childhood until his par

Gary Thain: The King of Rock Bass

Gary Thain Born: May 15, 1948, in Christchurch, New Zealand Died: December 15, 1975, in London, England Bands: Uriah Heep, Keef Hartley Band, The New Nadir, The Secrets Tears In My Eyes – Uriah Heep Thain left his native New Zealand when he was

Pete Ham

Pete Ham Born: April 27, 1947, in Swansea, Wales Died: April 24, 1975, in Surrey, England Bands: The Iveys, Badfinger A Welsh singer, guitar player, and songwriter, Pete was a dedicated musician who spent as much time as possible honing his craft for

The groundstone: Brian Jones

Brian Jones Born: February 28, 1942, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Died: July 3, 1969, Hartfield, Sussex, England Band: The Rolling Stones. Also recorded the Master Musicians of Joujouka Brian was true rock royalty and in the early days, th

Jeremy Michael Ward

Jeremy Michael Ward Born: May 5, 1976, in El Paso, Texas Died: May 25, 2003, in Los Angeles, California Bands: De Facto, The Mars Volta Eriatarka – The Mars Volta Ward piped De Facto’s dub and The Mars Volta’s sonic output through a