Although everyone wishes that their favorite musicians would leave this world in a calm, predictable manner, there are a large number of celebrities in the music industry who died way before their time. Their legacies, however, will endure far past the world’s shock.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Lopes was a member of TLC, an R&B trio, before a car accident took her life. She was driving in an SUV when she attempted to pass a truck. Little did she know, however, there was a car heading straight for her in the other lane. Once she’d realized her mistake, she tried to swerve out of the way, which brought her completely off the road. She was thrown from the vehicle after it’d rolled a few times. She died soon after despite the fact that the nine other people in the car survived.
The story of Aaliyah’s death probably didn’t help her gain Facebook likes or gain Twitter followers. This R&B star and a group of her entourage and film crew were on their way back from the Bahamas when they decided to take all their equipment on the flight with them rather than packing it into a separate plane. It was a whopping 700 pounds over the aircraft’s maximum capacity. Once the plane reached the skies, it didn’t take long for it nose dive straight into a marsh. The crash killed everyone on board.
Shakur’s death was shrouded in irony. He was actually named after a Peruvian revolutionary who was executed for his uprising against Spain. Shakur, himself, was also involved in an uprising due to his heavy involvement in gang warfare. While at a stoplight one night, the musician was shot multiple times by the Crips, an enemy gang. Six days later, he passed away. The execution style of his death ended up tying him pretty closely to his namesake.
This lead singer and guitarist could have made it big if he hadn’t fallen into the addicting drug scene. His girlfriend, a woman passionate about helping addicts, desperately wanted to help him come clean, sticking by him despite his many relapses. The couple had only enjoyed one week of marriage when the musician died of heroin overdose as he was getting into bed. He left behind a one-year-old son and a legacy that will live on through the ages.
This list would not be complete without the mention of the famous Michael Jackson. Jackson was on a mixture of seven different prescription drugs. This deadly cocktail is what experts believe was the cause of the superstar’s heart attack on Thursday, June 25th, 2009. Once the heart attack had started, Jackson was rushed to the hospital, where, after a short coma, he passed away. There’s no doubt about it: the death of this pop star was one of the most shocking events in the history of the music industry.
Music and the musicians both are having special place in our society. In this short note we will discuss about the 6 musicians who made their career after huge troubles. They cleared the hurdles of their life to get success. Today almost every youngster is fan of these musicians.
First name comes in the list is Gene. This stylish male musician is having good list of fans around the world. Gene was the 6th grade teacher before becoming rock star. This Israel born star has completed schooling from Joseph Pulitzer Middle School. However, he did the graduation from Sullivan County and Richmond College. His family died in concentration camps. Gene Simmons was just 14 years old at that time.
A famous male singer born on 9th July, 1975 is next top musician in our list. His original name is John Anthony Gillis and birth place is Michigan, US. He started his career in music as drummer but later he became the solo singer, song writer and choreographer of his albums. His educational details are not available but he did struggle for music development. He worked as furniture upholsterer.
Johnny was the military code breaker later becomes the best musician. This American singer is also playing the roles of songwriter, author and actor. This most influential singer of 20th century is having huge fan list. He studied to be radio announcer, though he entered in music profession afterward.
An American born singer is known as bassist, vocalist and guitarist. His childhood was not good enough as his neighbors were bad. He was gang oriented in early age of life. He completed some technical courses and become the HelpDesk/Network specialist. He completed the education from California State Polytechnic College.
Greg is the singer did Ph.D and worked as professor for longer period. This American punk rock star is famous for bad religion act. He did schooling from El Camino Real High School and later completed the graduation from University of California in anthropology and geology.
A female hard-working artist Trisha Yearwood was award winner student of Belmont University. She completed her degree in business management in 1987. She started working in her college as MTM Records admin. After graduation she joined the University as full time employee. However, she was not happy into the job. Hence, she married to Singer Chris Latham and moved completely into music industry. In 1991 she launched her self-titled album that got huge popularity.
If all you know about Detroit is what other people say about it – then chances are you don’t know anything all. Detroit has gotten a bad reputation over the years due to its flagging economy. Despite its decline however, there are still those who remember Detroit during its heydays. Here are some of the things you might know about the city that was once of the greatest in the US.
1- Alcohol Haven
Detroit was the source of 75% of alcohol during the 1920′s when liquor was banned in the US. The Detroit River was heavily used by smugglers to bring their products within US soil. Combined forces of the local and state authorities were present but unable to stop the influx of liquor.
2 – First Concrete Highway
In 1909, Wayne County in Detroit experimented with paved roads in order to see just how well concrete can cope with the traffic. They weren’t just the first to do this in the country but in the WORLD! Needless to say, the success of the experiment led to more developments on the transportation front.
3 – High Income
During the 1960′s, this city actually had one of the highest per capita incomes in the US.
4 – Home to Stars
The younger generation typically recognizes Detroit as the hometown of rapper Eminem. What others don’t realize is that it’s also the home of other celebrities such as Tim Allen, Tom Selleck, Marth Reeves, James Lipton and more.
5 – Salt Mines
A lot of people know about Detroit’s history when it comes to car manufacture – but did you know about the salt mines? About 1,400 acres below the city is a salt mine which when harvested – can last people 70 million years!
6 – Taping Scene
Detroit is definitely a desolate place to look at with all those unused buildings and lack of people. Some people may not like this look but for Hollywood directors, Detroit is just perfect! The place makes for an ideal setting for apocalypse movies or those highly popular zombie shows! So far, Detroit has been the taping site for big movies like Transformers, Road to Perdition, Dreamgirls, The Island and 8 Mile.
7 – Ice Cream Soda
Say thank you to Detroit for the development of a confectionery we all know and love – the ice cream soda! This sweet drink was developed during the year 1876 by the Pavilion of Sweets proprietor. According to history, Fred Sanders decided to mix ice cream with a popular carbonated drink after the ice truck failed to show. From there on, the idea took root, giving birth to more delicious drinks!
Many people attest to the fact that Bob Marley is/was one of the greatest Reggae artists. However, the “King of Reggae” did more that sing and chant inspirational reggae tunes, or smoke some “Ganja”, “Weed”, or the “Holy herb”. He actually was an inspirational teacher that put forth some very motivational quotes. Some of the quotes that really encourage and uplift me include the following:
“Money cannot buy life”:- Though the truth of this saying is quite obvious, many times we forget to see the value of life, but rather choose to place a monetary value on life. While going through a hard spell in my life, this quote was always my inspiration to keep on moving.
“Wake up, and Live” :- Bob came with this quote by relating to a statement put across by ”Henry David Thoreau”, where many people led life in quiet desperation. The above quote challenges people to always look for new challenges every day, and never be trapped in the comfort zone.
“Life is one large Road with lots of signs”:- You can never understand life fully; all you can do is go through it without stressing yourself. Avoid signs that complicate your life such as mischief, jealousy, or hate. Embrace the good road signs which include love, respect, and appreciation.
“Who are you, to judge the life I am living”:- This quote gives me the reflection of my past and current life. The more I was obsessed with impressing other people, or living according to what other people deemed fit, the more I found myself in a deeper hole. At the end of It I realized that “I and I” only control my destiny, and nobody else.
“You may not be her first, her last, or even her only. She loved before, and she may love after. If she loves you now, what else matter?” – This is a very popular quote especially used in the love circles. Unfortunately, most people do not realize that is was put across by Bob Marley. Life is always about living the moment, and making the best out of it. Appreciate the people close to you, and do not be afraid to show it.
Other quotes include;
- Open your eyes and look within
- The good thing about music is that when it hits you, there is no pain
- Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction
- Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, no one but ourselves can free our minds
To me “Bob” was an inspirational figure, and we should always keep his dream alive by living according to what he taught and believed. His voracity for the “spoken word” was simply impeccable. The Zion train is filled by love, respect, and appreciation of each other.
In this modern world, people moving towards latest technologies tend to buy more advanced phone irrespective of the price in the market. And at present, Apple has released its latest iPhone 5S world wide and has been a great success.
The price of the iPhone 5S is around $549 for a 16 GB device. And this would seem like a serious karma, that this price could make a family happy, could help in planting trees, donating medicines, etc. Thus, the investment you make on highly rated phones are the means of living for someone. And if you find some extra cash around you after your needs were satisfied, then the below are 10 charitable gifts you can buy for the price of an iPhone 5S to make your money really countable.
Providing Diapers: We can provide diapers that suits for one month for Syrian children through the UN refugee agency available. Providing diapers to 100 children can lead their one month’s worth of using diapers.* Adopt Pandas: Pandas are becoming extinct due the calamities done by human beings. To save them, adopting through World wild life fund can help in reproduction at accurate temperatures which are cost effective.
Funds to UNICEF: One can give his money to UNICEF for all round development of children in their education and health. The main cause is to eradicate child diseases like Polio.
Medical supplies: We can buy up-to 70 boxes of medical kits through the first Aid and donate them to Africa. This can save their lives from dreadful diseases.
Water purifiers: People living in rural areas don’t drink purified water and thus resulting in diseases. We can buy 70,000 of water purification tablets from UNICEF to make water clean.
Donate your old phones: As we are about to take up a new phone. then let us donate our older phones. Several charities need old phones who work with recyclers to recycle your old phones.
Volunteer: Volunteer any orphanage so that we come to know the needs, and donate the money for their well being in every aspect. Especially in the food they eat.
Provide Jobs: We can provide jobs to the people who are unemployed by being handicapped with our extra money. We can help them to work together for hand-loom projects.
Plant trees: Deforestation is leading to extinct of trees. We can plant up-to 500 trees with our extra money.
Food for Africa: South Africa has more poverty. They have scarce of food and our extra money can give them food at-least twice a day.
I always like a good restaurant with finger licking food and a nice environment to watch my favorite game on television. This is because most restaurants do not offer both of the above. Here are examples of my favorite restaurants in Detroit:
Limelight Grill and Bar.
This restaurant offers some of my favorite dinner and lunch specialties. They offer steak cooked to precision and my friends and I get a chance to watch a game too. The ribs are also mouth watering too. On Sundays, we grab our tickets in order to watch the national football league live. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and Digital Juke box.
The Docs Sports Retreat.
This restaurant is an ideal place for having fun, getting together with family members or having lunch with business associates. Its location is at seven and 275 mile. I enjoy visiting the place as I have the opportunity to make other new friends and enjoy good drinks and food altogether.
It is located in Plymouth. It is all inclusive of bars and televisions for watching games. The huge windows provide a good backdrop for leisure and memorable experience. The meals are a combination of creative and traditional specialties. Words cannot explain the sumptuous meals offered in Ironwood.
Lake Point Yacht Club.
The club offers dinner, lunch and breakfast. It is also the ideal place to watch a match, mingle with friends after work and take a meal. The club opens everyday of the week and live entertainment takes place on Saturday and Friday.
It is an Irish restaurant where one can enjoy affordable Irish recipes. Some of the meals include Dublin Pizza, legendary wings and Grobbels corned beef. The service here is exceptional too.
Red Ox Tavern.
They have more than 50 HD televisions for watching sporting events. I have the opportunity to eat any meal I feel like as they have a diverse menu. One can choose from steaks, pasta, pizzas, sandwiches and salads. I also get to receive a small gift after visiting the joint.
After visiting this restaurant, I get to eat the best food and in big servings too. The Gator Girls perform every Wednesday during karaoke. Beer also sells at reduced prices.
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Its location is in Rochester in an historical building. The menu offers a wide range of foods like sandwiches, pastas and pizzas. There is a children’s menu too. Other amenities include pool tables and patios.
It accommodates both grownups and children. Amenities include TV sets, video games and pool tables. There are large windows providing a good outdoor feeling.
Jameson’s Irish Pub and Grill.
It is an ideal sporting venue for lovers of sports. They have a spectacular menu and drinks. The menu includes pizzas and chips.
Detroit is a city with a rich history in music. It has produced world renowned musicians. Detroit is the home of some of the famous music groups, rappers, R and B artists. Here is my list of the 10 most popular musicians from Detroit.
His real name is Marshal Bruce Mathers II. He is a talented rapper, song writer, record producer and actor. He has been listed in many magazines as one of the greatest artists of all time. As an artist he has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Alvin Nathaniel Joiner is an actor, rapper and host of the popular MTV program Pimp My Ride. He gained his fame as a rapper in the West Coast rap scene. He has worked with high profile artists like Snopp Dog, Eminem and 50 cent.
You can’t talk about gospel music in the world and fail to mention the Winans family. This blessed family has produced popular gospel hits over the years like “Introducing the Winans”, “Christmas: Our gifts to you”. Some members of this family like CeCe and BeBe Winans have gone on to have successful solo careers.
Born on 25th March 1942, this artist has achieved so much in the music world than most female artists. She has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and has had 77 hot 100 entries in the Billboard chart. She is feted as the most charted artist of all time in the chart.
Her full name is Aaliyah Dana Houghton. Her first album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number” sold over 3 million copies in the United States. Unfortunately she died on August 25, 2011 in an airplane crash. Despite her death, her music has received commercial success with several posthumous releases. She is estimated to have sold 24 to 32 million albums worldwide.
She is a singer, actress and music artist. Her success saw the Guinness book of World records 1993 name her the most successful female artist in history. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Though she was not born in Detroit, she was raised there. She has sold over 300 million albums worldwide. In 2012, VH1 crowned her as the Greatest Woman in Music.
This was a Rhythm and blue vocal group that is credited of releasing the first true soul Record. The name of the record was “You’re So Fine”.
He is credited as the originator of Techno music making Detroit the home of Techno. His first single “No UFO’s” was a big hit in Chicago and Detroit.