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Initial post: 16 Dec 2012 20:58:17 GMT
Sparky says:
We all know it's well dangerous being a musician and I have often wondered if certain jobs in the Music industry carry a higher mortality risk than others. Perhaps we can pool our knowledge and scientifically determine which job factors are the most dangerous. Just add the name of someone who died of 'unnatural' causes and increase the totals on the risk factors (you may need to add some new ones - drummer, frontman, manager etc.) so that we can get to the bottom of this. Results to be published in the next issue of The Lancet; as usual all comments, sensible or otherwise, appreciated. (Well you weren't doing anything else at the moment were you?)
Deceased Person
Brian Jones/Rolling Stones (drowned in swimming pool )

Risk factor totals
Founder member 1
Lead Guitarist 1
Rhythm Guitarist 1
Sitar 1
Harmonica 1
Recorder 1
Bass Guitarist
Lead Singer

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 22:58:39 GMT
Post Soviet says:
John Bonham - Led Zeppelin (cause of death asphyxiation)
risk factors,
1. Beard
2. Cattle breeding
3. Pounding drums barehandedly

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 00:13:40 GMT
Fleetwood Mac Roadie!
Bad job alert! Nose of band member rendered unusable due to over indulgance of Colombia's most popular export...roadie reduced to 'blowing' said export up various members back passages! Not a job I'd want!
Dangerous? No..unsavoury! Certainly!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 00:34:08 GMT
Wow! A proctologists dream job.

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 00:54:17 GMT
Lez Lee says:

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 01:15:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Dec 2012 01:17:07 GMT
Being a drummer of Hanoi Rocks...

...and deciding to go to a party with Vince Neil of Motley Crue...

The party stopped when everybody noticed that they were out of beer. Vince Neil and Razzle, who were both drunk, drove to a nearby liquor store in Neil's Pantera. After buying more beer, the two headed back to Neil's, but on the way Neil crashed into another car. Razzle was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the time of 7:12 pm. Razzle had died instantly in the collision with the other car....

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 05:27:41 GMT
easytiger says:
Jim Morrison
Beard 1
Paris 2
Bath salts 1

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 08:12:13 GMT
Sorry, Lez :-(

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 10:16:51 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I meant Schiz, Smitty!

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 10:43:27 GMT
Sparky says:
Well 'beard' certainly seems a significant risk factor so far - amazing that ZZ Top are still going then. Surprisingly cattle breeding and playing the recorder seem to be equally risky.
How about Michael Hutchence
- Australia
- Kylie Minogue
- Paula Yates
any one probably fatal, but all three!!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 11:24:33 GMT
Well there was no other way of telling the story Lez! I did try to avoid foul language...a legendary story though!

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 13:47:25 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Spookiness abounds. Jeff Buckley, who had recently sprouted a moustache waded into the Wolf River fully clothed singing 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin, he drowned. The renowned 'tash wearer Randy California whose real name is Wolfe and whose song Taurus was stolen by Led Zeppelin and used as the basis for 'Stairway To Heaven also died by drowning. Both their mothers were married to musicians.
Led Zeppelin
Musical dads

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 14:02:14 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Sparky, ZZ Top's bassist Dusty Hill managed to literally shoot himself in the foot with a Derringer he kept in his boot!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 14:46:25 GMT
Sparky says:
Nothing unnatural there Brass, I shoot myself in the foot all the time ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 17:17:48 GMT
Well he shouldn't have been reading and using firearms at the same time

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 17:21:42 GMT
surely the most dangerous job in music is to be the drummer of spinal tap..KER_BOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 18:16:48 GMT
Sparky says:
Elvis - hamburgers (obviously)
- jump suits
- blue shoes

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 18:23:15 GMT
Not that any particular job has anything to do with it but if i found myself on the same flight as a band/musician I'd definitely reschedule

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 23:07:15 GMT
A literary accident is always the worst sort.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 00:11:56 GMT
Ugh...I hope he at least used a straw. If it was Stevie Nicks or Christine McVie on the 'receiving end' perhaps he wouldn't object too much. They could sing 'you can blow your own way....'

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 08:22:07 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Marc Bolan, car crash,
Risk factors,
1. Trees
2. Gloria Jones
3. White Swan

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 11:14:17 GMT
Stevie was allegedly involved in that story...!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 12:38:13 GMT
Sparky says:
I read that Stevie always disliked Blow Your Own Way but I suspect she misheard the 'shacking up' as 'Cracking up' which is a bit coarse even by her standards.

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 13:31:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Dec 2012 13:34:52 GMT
Mondo Ray says:
Johnny Ace (1929-54) singer.
Playing Russian Roulette between sets.

Terry Kath (Guitarist with Chicago) - Last words: "Don't worry, it's not loaded."
Playing Russian Roulette, Jan 23rd 1978

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 14:17:13 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
Why would you play Russian Roulette?
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