April 5

On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain committed suicide 
by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle

Today in 1981, Canned Heat singer Bob "The Bear" Hite 
died of a heart attack at age 36

Jim Marshall, who invented the Marshall amplifier 
died today in 2012 at a hospice in London, aged 88

Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin, was born on this date in 1935

On this day in 1997, beat poet Allen Ginsberg died at age 70

Mike McCready, one of the founding members of Pearl Jam was born today in 1965

Alan Clarke (The Hollies) was born today in 1942

Rock drummer “Cozy” Powell died on this day in 1998

Tracy Chapman’s debut album was released on this day in 1988


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