Gone But Not Forgotten -10 GEMS From Infamous Blues Icon LEAD BELLY

Turn Up The Volume picks 10 gems of late legends

24 January 2023

Huddie William Ledbetter born on 20 January 1988 in Mooringsport, Louisiana was/still is an infamous folk-blues icon who influenced (and still does) countless artists (the late Kurt Cobain was one of them). With his idiosyncratic, dusky voice, his daily life stories’ and his signature 12-string guitar Lead Belly was/is nothing less than a heroic and historic musician. He died at the age of 61.

But he wasn’t a good boy, not at all. He was sentenced and put in jail for murder in 1925. Eventually, he was pardoned by the Governor of Texas. The politician visited Belly several times in prison and he always sang for him. The blues legend maintained afterward that he won over the governor with his song Please Pardon Me

Ledbetter earned his nickname for his violent behavior and ability to drink
lots of moonshine (bootleg liquor). Lead Belly didn’t sell many records in his
lifetime, but was much later discovered and became a member of the Rock
and Roll Hall Of Fame
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10 GEMS picked by Turn Up The Volume.

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LEAD BELLY: Bio – Discography

Happy B. To JOEY RAMONE – PETE TOWNSHEND And GRACE JONES

JOEY RAMONE

Born 19 May 1951.
The great late Ramone icon
would have turned 71 today.

Gabba Gabba Joey

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PETE TOWNSHEND

Born 19 May 1945.
Happy 77!

Back in your generation days

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GRACE JONES

Born 19 May 1948.
Happy 74!

Me too, Grace

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Joey Ramone: cover of his debut solo LP
Pete Townshend: cover of ‘Empty Glass’ album
Grace Jones: cover of her ‘Hurricane’ album

15 July 1952/1956 – JOHNNY THUNDERS IAN CURTIS

15 July 2021

Two rock icons, born on the same day in different years.
Two eternal legends who were famous for different reasons.
Two broken souls who died away due to different problems.

IAN CURTIS – Born 15 July 1956Happy 65!

Ian Kevin Curtis was born on 15 July 1956 in Stretford, Lancashire, (England).
A doom and gloom lyricist, a monumental bass-baritone vocalist, a stunning
live performer, a troubled mind, a desperate soul. The crushing combination
of his epilepsy attacks, depressions and love problems drove him to an untimely
death. He took his own life on 18 May 1980, only 23 years old.

Unforgettable

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JOHNNY THUNDERS – Born 15 July 1952Happy 69!

John Anthony Genzale was born on 15 July 1952 in Queens, New York. He was a
New York Doll, a Heartbreaker, an inspiring guitarist (absolute idol of the Sex Pistols’
Steve Jones and many other guitar heroes), a 24/7 rock and roll hedonist, a junkie,
a suicidal soul. On 23 April 1991 he played his last chord. Only 38 years old.

Unforgettable

DAFT PUNK! Over And Out!

22 February 2021

Mega-popular and iconic French masked dance-tandem DAFT PUNK
announced the end of their existence today with a video called EPILOGUE.

The pair filled discotheques around the globe with 4 albums and
a series of Top Ten Singles between 1993 and today.

ADIEU!

Before the final curtain falls here are three of their smash-hits…

– AROUND THE WORLD – 1997

– ONE MORE TIME – 2001

– GET LUCKY – 2007

DAFT PUNK: Facebook

SAD LOSSES IN 2020

Each year, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to music legends who brought joy, excitement, and thrills. Here are five of the most famous, among those who passed sadly away in 2020. Rest in peace

ANDY GILL from Gang Of Four
1 January 1956 – 1 February 2020

GENENSIS P-ORRIDGE from Throbbing Gristle
22 February 1950 – 14 March 2020

LITTLE RICHARD
5 December 1932 – 9 May 2020

EDDIE VAN HALEN
26 January 1955 – 6 October 2020

SID McGRAY from BAD BRAINS
3 July 1957 – 9 September 2020