Cliff Burton bass guitarist for Metallica, was tragically was killed in a bus accident in Sweden on September 27, 1986, as Metallica was touring in support of the “Master of Puppets” album. Here’s a photo of Burton from his last photo session with Metallica in September of 1986.
Layne Staley’s decomposed body was found by his mother and stepfather on April 20, 2002. It was estimated that he passed away approximately two weeks earlier on April 5, 2002. The funeral of Layne Staley was held eight days after his body was found on April 28, 2002 at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Washington.
Guitar great Randy Rhoads played his last show with Ozzy Osbourne on March 18, 1982 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here is a photo and ticket from the show.
Most people want to meet and take pictures with musicians but musicians want to meet and take pictures with the “Greatest Of All-Time” Muhammad Ali. Check out some of these awesome pictures of Ali with rock stars and musicians.
Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division committed suicide in his parents house on 18th May 1980. The address is 77 Barton Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire East SK11 6RQ, UK. Joy Division was supposed to arrive in New York the next day on May 19, 1980 to start it’s first U.S. Tour which was obviously cancelled after his death
Pamela Courson was Jim Morrison’s long-term companion having dated him from when she met him in 1965 until she found him dead in a bathtub in 1971. They had a very tumultuous relationship but Courson eventually ended up inheriting Morrison’s entire estate as Morrison left everything in his will to her.
Here are some of the last known photo’s of Bob Marley a few months before his death while in Munich, Germany with Dr. Josef Issels who was treating him for cancer…
John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously lived at The Dakota Building on 1 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023. They initially sublet the apartment #72 from actor Robert Ryan and then eventually purchased it sometime after his death in 1973. Here they are standing in front of their apartment.
Mike Starr was the original bassist for Alice In Chains. He was a member of Alice In Chains from it’s formation in 1987 until 1993 when he left the band while touring behind the album “Dirt”.
On March 7, 1997, Notorious B.I.G. “Biggie Smalls” attended the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles California. Here is Biggie backstage at the event with Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs a day before his murder…