Top 10 Bizarre Musician Deaths



This week we brought you ten musicians who passed on in mysterious, controversial and odd ways. Here’s the list of our picks with a summary of the bizarre and whacky ways in which they met their makers.

1. Buddy Holly – Not Fade Away: Plane Crash

2. Keith Relf (The Yardbirds) – For Your Love: Electrocution from his electric guitar

3. Steve Peregrin Took (Tyrannosaurus Rex) – The Slider: Choked on a cocktail cherry

4. Dennis Wilson (The Beach Boys) – I’m Waiting For the Day: Drowned after diving of his yacht

5. Marvin Gaye – God is Love: Shot by his father on his birthday

6. Elvis Presley – Burning Love: Died on the toilet in his Graceland mansion

7. Mike Edwards (Electric Light Orchestra) – Evil Woman: Car was hit by a falling bail of hay

8. Terry Kath (Chicago) – Hard To Say I’m Sorry: Shot himself with a gun he thought was unloaded

9. Gram Parsons (The Byrds) – Mr. Tambourine Man: Died from an overdose and his remains were stolen from LAX

10. Cass Elliot – It’s Getting Better – Died of a heart attack in her sleep

Check out this clip from the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap where the guys of the band discuss their need for a never ending supply of drummers who keep meeting interesting fates.



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  1. in the 17th century they didn’t conduct with a small baton like we do now. instead the conductor would bang a large staff on the floor. Jean-Baptiste Lully impaled his foot while conducting for a king. The wound got infected and because he refused amputation he died.

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