What makes someone successful? Is it longevity? Popularity? The amount of money someone or something makes? Is being successful a subjective term? The reason this question exists is because the following music group has had each and every one of qualifications of being successful, yet they always seemed humble and honored to be noticed.
It must be great to be Lady Gaga, mustn’t it? Apart from the money, the fame and the wigs you can wear literally anything you want. All you need to do is rummage in a collection of pathetic old fancy dress outfits and pull out whatever comes to hand first of all. If only we were all as brave as this we could wear weird Lady Gaga outfits like those below.
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Lady Gaga Muppet Coat
You know what it’s like. You’ve got an interview coming up on German TV and literally nothing to wear. As you flick through your wardrobe you get depressed as nothing looks quite right. Ah, but what is that green jacket lying forgotten in a corner and croaking? That’s right, possibly the worst of the awful Lady Gaga outfits we have seen is the Kermit the frog coat. Bizarre, green and somehow rather spooky.
This famous festival brought us some of the world’s best known songs, among them Jimi Hendrix’s electrifying and disturbing version of The Star Spangled Banner. However, what many people don’t know is that while this was a huge concert very few people were there to see Hendrix send out his message (whatever the heck it was) at 9am on a Monday morning. Still, at least he was there. John Lennon was in Canada and was refused a US entry visa, while Bob Dylan was looking after one of his children, who was in hospital over the Woodstock weekend. It is estimated that a groovy 90% of the audience smoked marijuana, but strangely only 33 of the 400,000 hipsters present were arrested on drugs charges. When the food ran out a local Jewish community made hundreds of meat and pickles sandwiches, sending them over to the hungry hippies with the help of nuns.
Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse is what they will tell you when you first become a rock star. What they won’t mention is the indignity of meeting your end floating face down in a pool or sitting on the toilet with your trousers at your ankles.
Some of the most popular and inspirational rock stars of all time died in shocking ways and here are some of the most shocking rock star deaths which shook the world.
Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracies
It is hard to believe that the Nirvana frontman died almost 20 years ago. At just 27 he was tragically young when he apparently committed suicide and it is impossible to imagine what a 40 something Cobain would have been like. Drug addiction, illness, depression and relationship problems are cited as being the reasons behind his suicide but there are plenty of Kurt Cobain conspiracy theories around to keep you intrigued as well. Some people will tell you that he was murdered, some will tell you that he is still alive and still others will maybe even tell you that he was never even born. There is even a theory that he died because he played the guitar left handed (as this was possibly the cause for his stomach pain which caused him to take so much heroin).
Jerry Reed is probably the most recognized trucker musician. He was a singer/songwriter and actor. His personality shined through in a way that drew people into to what he was doing. In 1959, Reed’s song “Soldier’s Joy” hit the charts of the Bubbling Under The Top 100 and Cashbox Country. Reed continued his run as a hit maker in the 1960′s with “Guitar Man” and he wrote songs for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
The 1970′s were good to Jerry Reed and he made the most of it! He hit number eight on the U.S. billboards with “Amos Moses” in 1970, a hybrid of rock, country, cajun and funk. In 1971 his song “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”, became the number one song in America on the country music billboard charts. He also performed the song on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
On December 9, 1972, Reed became a mainstream star when he was made into cartoon form as himself in the hit television show “The New Scooby-Doo Movies” in the episode “The Phantom of the Country Music Hall”. Reed played the infectious “Pretty Mary Sunlight” in order for the Scooby-Doo gang to find him after his guitar went missing. This episode of Scooby-Doo was his jumping on point to his acting career as he was about to become a star!
In 1974, Reed began his acting career along side of close friend Burt Reynolds in “W.W. and The Dixie Dancekings”. “Gator” followed in 1976 as well as 1978′s “High Ballin’” and 1979′s “Hot Stuff”. His biggest movies were the “Smokey and The Bandit” trilogy, the first in 1977, that featured Reed as a truck driver helping his friend Burt Reynolds. His song “East Bound and Down” landed him a spot at number two on the charts. Reed delved into many things toward the end of the 1970′s with “The Jerry Reed Show”, a guest spot on television show “Alice”, a tribute album to his good friend Jim Croce called “Jerry Reed Sings Jim Croce”, and a made for television movie “Concrete Cowboys”.