Zapata was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 25, 1965, and she grew up in a musical family. She began singing and playing guitar at a young age, and she eventually moved to Seattle to pursue a career in music. In the early 1990s, Zapata formed the Gits, a punkContinue Reading

Jan. 8, 1935 – Aug. 16, 1977 (age 42) Elvis Presley was a cultural icon and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Known as “The King of Rock and Roll,” Presley changed the landscape of popular music and left a lasting legacy that continues to thisContinue Reading

Kurt Cobain, the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the influential rock band Nirvana, was found dead in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994. The news of his death sent shockwaves throughout the music industry and beyond, as fans and fellow musicians alike struggled to come to terms withContinue Reading

Mar. 2, 1950 – Feb. 4, 1983 (age 32) Karen Carpenter was a talented and successful musician who, unfortunately, passed away at the young age of 32. Karen was the lead vocalist for the popular 1970s duo “The Carpenters,” which she formed with her brother Richard. Along with her powerfulContinue Reading

John Lennon was a musician, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most influential and successful bands in the history of rock music. On December 8, 1980, Lennon was tragically killed by Mark David Chapman, a deranged fan who had becomeContinue Reading

 Suzanne Tamim was murdered in her Jumeirah Beach Residence on July 28. The police found her body later that evening, several hours after the incident had happened. Tamim had a driving test scheduled the morning when she was killed. She had ordered a taxi to meet her under her buildingContinue Reading

Jeanine Deckers was a Belgian Nun with the Dominican Fichermont Convent in Waterloo, Belgium. While there she wrote and sang her own songs delighting the convent. The convent decided to let her record and album under the name Soeur Sourire (Sister Smile) and the single “Dominique” became an international sensation. TheContinue Reading

Richie Edwards was the lead guitarist and founding member of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. He was known for his distinctive style and unique contributions to the band’s sound. Richey Disappeared in late January 1995 his car found abandoned at a popular suicide spot. The following is an excerpt from theContinue Reading

Big Band leader Glen Miller, known for such hits as Chattanooga Choo Choo and In the mood, was in Britain entertaining the troops. On the evening of December 15th 1944 Glen boarded a single engine UC-64 Norseman aircraft and departed from RAF Twinwood farm in Clapham, Bedfordshire, England for ParisContinue Reading

One of the most famous Rock and Roll curses is the Buddy Holly curse. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959. The list of musicians that have met a similar fate, which have a connection to Buddy Holly is remarkable, of course coincidenceContinue Reading