On This Day, October 27, 2013: Rocker Lou Reed dies at age 71

On This Day, October 27, 2013…Rocker Lou Reed passed away from liver disease at the age of 71.Reed was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for The Velvet Underground, which released five albums. Although they never achieved huge commercial success, their influence has been felt throughout underground,... Read More.

On This Day, October 4, 1970: Janis Joplin dies at age 27

On This Day, October 4, 1970…Legendary blues-rock singer Janis Joplin was found dead in her room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles. She was only 27. She passed away from a heroin overdose.Joplin had gained fame as one of the most electrifying performers of her... Read More.

On This Day, September 18, 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies at age 27

On This Day, September 18, 1970…Rocker Jimi Hendrix died after being found unconscious at London’s Samarkand Hotel. A coroner later ruled he died after asphyxiating on his own vomit after taking barbiturates.Hendrix was only 27 years old when he passed, but he had already left his... Read More.