50 Greatest Dead Rockstars 26-50 May 6, 2008Posted by texasheartland in bands, music, rock.
Tags: dead, greatest, music, rock, rock stars
Here it is! The 50 list you’ve been waiting for! The following 50 rock stars are NOT in order, so don’t get mad if someone is lower or higher than they should be…
P.S. They’re pictures are below the bio.
DOB: February 26, 1932
DOD: September 12, 2003 (at age 71)
Best known as The Man In Black.
Cash died of complications from diabetes
DOB: August 1, 1951
DOD: December 4, 1976 (at age 25)
Best known for his work with Zephyr
Bolin died of a drug overdose.
Mick Ronson (Real name: Michael Ronson)
DOB: May 26, 1946
DOD: April 29, 1993 (at age 45)
Best known for his work with David Bowie from 1970 to 1973.
Ronson died of liver cancer.
DOB: May 18, 1965
DOD: March 8, 1995 (at age 29)
Best known as one of the founding members of Helloween
Schwichtenberg died from suicide.
Sid Vicious (Real name: John Ritchie)
DOB: May 10, 1957
DOD: February 2, 1979 (at age 21)
Best known as the bass player of the Sex Pistols.
Vicious died of a drug overdose.
DOB: April 23, 1936
DOD: December 6, 1988 (at age 52)
Best known as a pioneer of rock and roll.
Orbison died of a massive heart attack.
DOB: December 6, 1956
DOD: March 19, 1982 (at age 25)
Best known has to have play played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.
Rhoades died due to a plane accident.
Ritchie Valens (Real name: Richard Valenzuela)
DOB: May 13, 1942
DOD: February 3, 1959 (at age 17)
Best known as a rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement
Valens died from a plane accident.
Buddy Holly (Real name: Charles Holley)
DOB: September 7, 1936
DOD: February 3, 1959 (at age 22)
Best known as a pioneer of rock and roll.
Holly died in the same plane accident as Valens.
DOB: May 2, 1951
DOD: November 17, 1979(at age 28)
Best known as bass guitarist for the rock band Jethro Tull.
Glascock died of a congenital heart defect.
Robbin Crosby (Real name: Robbinson Crosby)
DOB: August 4, 1959
DOD: June 6, 2002 (at age 42)
Best known as lead guitarist in the band Ratt.
Crosby died from AIDS.
Dee Dee Ramone (Real name: Douglas Colvin)
DOB: September 18, 1951
DOD: June 5, 2002 (at age 50)
Best known as a founding member of band The Ramones.
Ramone died of a drug overdose.
Steve Peregrin Took (Real name: Stephen Porter)
DOB: July 28, 1949
DOD: October 27, 1980 (at age 31)
Best known for his bongos playing and for his membership of T-Rex.
Took died after inhaling a cocktail cherry
Bob Marley (Real name: Robert Marley)
DOB: February 6, 1945
DOD: May 11, 1981 (at age 36)
Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, and Rastafarian. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for ska, rocksteady and reggae bands.
Marley died of cancer.
Duane Allman (real name: Howard Duane Allman)
DOB: November 20, 1946
DOD: October 29, 1971 (at age 24)
Best known as lead guitarist of the The Allman Brothers Band .
Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident.
DOB: March 12th 1949
DOD: Oct. 4 2005 (at age 56)
Best known as the Badfinger drummer
Gibbins died of natural causes.
DOB: April 27, 1947
DOD: April 24, 1975 (at age 27)
Best known as the leader of the group Badfinger.
Ham died of suicide.
Syd Barrett (real name: Roger Barrett)
DOB: January 6, 1946
DOD: July 7, 2006 (at age 60)
Best known as a founding member of Pink Floyed
Barrett died of pancreatic cancer.
DOB: December 21, 1940
DOD: December 4, 1993(at age 52)
American composer, musician, and film directior; Also wrote music for rock bands.
Zappa died from prostate cancer.
Per Yngve Ohlin (Stage name: Dead)
DOB: January 16, 1969
DOD: April 8, 1991 (at age 22)
Vocalist best known for his work with group Mayhem.
Ohlin died of suicide.
Freddy Fender (Real name: Baldemar Huerta)
DOB: June 4, 1937
DOD: October 14, 2006 (at age 69)
Best known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornadoes.
Fender died of lung cancer.
DOB: February 25, 1943
DOD: November 29, 2001 (at age 58)
Best known as the lead guitarist for The Beatles.
Harrison died of cancer.
DOB: January 8, 1935
DOD: August 16, 1977 (at age 42)
He is considered a cultural icon, sometimes referred to as “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, or simply “The King”.
Presley died of a drug overdose
Johnny Ramone (real name: John Cummings)
DOB: October 8, 1948
DOD: September 15, 2004 (at age 55)
Best known as the guitarist for The Ramones.
Ramone died of prostate cancer.
Joe Strummer (real name: John Mellor)
DOB: August 21, 1952
DOD: December 22, 2005 (at age 50)
Best known as co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist, and lead singer of the The Clash.
Strummer died of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.