Top Ten Saddest Things In the History of Music

The Top Ten
1 John Lennon's assassination

John Lennon was looking after his son for half of the 70s and, unfortunately, he was shot in 1980 aged 40 and it would mean there could never be a full Beatles reunion! The part of this that makes me cry even more is that his last words to Paul McCartney (who was more than likely his best friend) were "think about me every once in a while old friend"

Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and most other musicians who died young brought it upon themselves. Not so Lennon. He'd taken most of the '70s off, so he could spend time with his wife and son. Then, just as he was recording a new album, he was gone.

Hard to imagine anything sadder or more shocking to the world of music than this was.

Really sad. He got shot in the head by some idiot freak that should die.

2 Freddie Mercury's death

Freddie Mercury is the best frontman in rock history, he continued to work as hard as he could until he died, what a legend this man was! He will be remembered until this planet is no more!

He died from AIDS. How sadder can you get.

My angel died in 1991, so sad.

3 Kurt Cobain's suicide

Nirvana isn't my favorite band, and Kurt isn't my favorite musician, but I do believe his death killed music. Nirvana honestly was the last great band in music history.

4 Dimebag Darrell shot and killed while playing a song
5 Over 50 musicians in rock had died at the age of 27

I have to say this should be number one so many great artist died so young many could have became legends in rock some even did like Jimi Hendrix, Kurk Cobain, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison and many many more who sadly didn't get to show all they can do to reinvent music R.I.P to them all

We call this the 27 Club.

6 Death of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens

February 3, 1959 will always be remembered as "The Day the Music Died".

As Don McLean sang, "the day the music died."

7 Michael Jackson dies

Michael Jackson didn't deserve to die in the hands of Conrad Murray. Michael's 3 children were very heartbroken when he died. Michael Jackson is talented, smart and BEAUTIFUL. He was also a very good singer and dancer. Michael Jackson is one the best influential celebrities that has ever existed. He's ICONIC!

Even worse, he was expected to perform a series of concerts in London to take place starting the next month. It's just sad to see him leave early.

He died too soon.

8 John Bonham dies and Led Zeppelin breaks up

Wow, just wow. Also, Bonham's death was from too much alcohol.

That was really sad

9 George Harrison's death

Slow and painful, one of the greatest people ever, so sad. Let this be a lesson to all of you kids to never smoke!

10 The Beatles break up

Shame they had been together since 1960 and split in the 1970s.
Could've reunited if John hadn't been murdered and George hadn't died of cancer.

The Beatles were a legend! They had everything! Why!

That's why I don't like Johnny. I mean John Lennon

Very shocking at the time.

The Contenders
11 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash
12 Keith Moon's death
13 Death of Jimi Hendrix

A musical juggernaut who has so much more music to write and play...

Should be way higher than where it is. Only 3 albums!

14 Elvis Presley's death
15 Selena shot by the manager of her fan club

I am still pissed off about that. Like who would kill their favorite person?

16 Aaliyah killed in plane crash
17 Bon Scott's death

He died in February 1980. So sad.

18 Jim Morrison's death

Charter member of the 27 club.

It's really sad that happened,the Doors were an awesome band,and he died at a very young age of 27.its sad there are so many people in the 27 club

19 Left Eye killed in car accident
20 2Pac assassination

Rap is the best genre of music, deepest, most sincere and meaningful, and pac is the best there is. Truly saddening someone changing the world expressed in the songs "changes" and "ghetto gospel" was taken from us, when he was only 25. You will be missed.

The assassination of Tupac Shakur was so pathetic that many rappers like Chris Brown and Kanye West wanted to say the f-word in every song to celebrate his death!

I can't tell if that was a stab at it or not.

Live the thug life, die the thug death.

21 David Bowie death
22 Pavarotti dies
23 Jonathan Davis molested as a child
24 My Chemical Romance breaks up
25 Beethoven's death

Beethoven died a long time ago so how could he live in the modern world?

It could be better if Justin Beiber lives in the early century where Beethoven lives and replaced him in our world.

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