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Mix: Tragic Endings

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Sometimes band breakups and endings are nothing more than the result of a tragic or untimely death.

Listen to some of our favorite artists whose careers were cut short…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoFB2R_AUwM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Beastie Boys | Song: Girls
In April 2012, the trio became only the third rap group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  A month later AdamMCA” Yauch died of cancer.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Queen | Song: Don’t Stop Me Now
Freddie Mercury was the voice of Queen. Although the band has toured since his death in 1991, the group can never be the same without him.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyMg-EhZ1Es?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Otis Redding | Song: Cigarettes and Coffee
Redding died at the age of 26 in a plane crash.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGuJ34062s?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Janis Joplin | Song: Mercedes Benz
Miss Joplin overdosed on heroin at the age of 27.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfXwmDGJAB8?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: 2Pac| Song: Keep Ya Head Up
On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times after attending a boxing match in Las Vegas. He died at Southern Nevada University Medical Center six days later.


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ceB8U9N3w?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Doors | Song: Soul Kitchen
The Doors continued on a few years after Jim Morrison‘s death, and even did reunions, but I don’t think the band was the same following the passing of its frontman.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2ru2a5Nic?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Sam Cooke | Song: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Sam Cooke was only 33 years old when he was shot and killed. Even during his short career, he was an influential creative. I can’t imagine what he would have done with more years to live.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LFVQpDKHk4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Nirvana | Song: All Apologies
Nirvana was formed a year before I was born and ended when I was around 5 years old. Still, I grew up listening to Kurt Cobain‘s work because my mom was a fan.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm9wYWuQDA4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Nick Drake | Song: Milk and Honey
Nick Drake‘s music was, and still is, so beautiful. It’s a shame that he passed away when he was only 26 years old.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEtxJ4-sh4?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: TLC | Song: Waterfalls
Lisa Lopes‘ unexpected death didn’t necessarily end TLC, but it wasn’t the girl group I loved as a child.

One Comment

  1. This is such a great idea for a mix. Kudos to whoever came up with it!

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