I can't find Keith Richards anywhere on this list... he should be on here at least twice.
April 15, 2003 7:40 AM   Subscribe

The one and only Dead Rock Stars Club. This site, while nothing really to look at, does represent one hell of an effort. Only on the web.

1980, as it happens, was a particularly bad year, taking Ian Curtis, John Bonham, John Lennon, Bon Scott and Peter Sellers.
posted by psmealey (11 comments total)
i have all of peter sellers albums in pristine vinyl, as well as a large collection of 45's of his greatest hits. that was a dark day for the music industry when he was brutally murdered by the pink panther.
posted by quonsar at 7:53 AM on April 15, 2003

Quonsar. Agreed. But we will always have that '68 comeback tour to remember him by. Who could forget that black leather jumpsuit?
posted by psmealey at 7:56 AM on April 15, 2003

Nathaniel "Buster" Wilson - Died 4-?-1980 - Shot and dismembered, his body dumped near the Hoover Dam and in a canyon ( Rock ) Was a member of The Coasters (They did,"Charlie Brown", "Yakety Yak" and "Along Came Jones") - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee .

Gangsta rap killings are nothing new. Rock and roll is a vicious game, apparently.

So much information (of people I've never heard of) on that site, yet so difficult to look at.
posted by ashbury at 7:57 AM on April 15, 2003

The little spinnning "new" logos are particularly gruesome... "Dude! Look who's dead!"
posted by kaibutsu at 8:01 AM on April 15, 2003

Kaibutsu, death, apparently, be not proud!
posted by billsaysthis at 8:03 AM on April 15, 2003

Well, it passes the Snakefinger test.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:07 AM on April 15, 2003

i love sites like this - the meticulous and voluminous output of indeterable obsession.
posted by quonsar at 8:09 AM on April 15, 2003

This stretches the definition of both rock (Stephen Foster? Art Tatum?) and star (Stuart Sutcliffe?) to the breaking point.
posted by timeistight at 8:38 AM on April 15, 2003

Would be a lot more fun to sort them by cause of death.
posted by Witty at 10:20 AM on April 15, 2003

PST, what is the Snakefinger test? Why is it of significance. I'm old enough to have been extremely aware of 'the rock scene' from the late '60s through the early '80s and I've never heard of him/them.
posted by billsaysthis at 11:12 AM on April 15, 2003

Would be a lot more fun to sort them by cause of death.
Witty, this site does that.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:03 AM on April 16, 2003

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