Top Ten Saddest Things In the History of Music

The Top Ten

1 John Lennon's assassination

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.

A very unexpected tragic day. Worst day in history.

2 Freddie Mercury's death

This is why PETA needs to stop protesting medical research

He died from AIDS. How sadder can you get.

I half-agree to this; while AIDS does deplete your immune system, it does not kill you. You die with AIDS, not FROM it. - Juan-Luis

3 Kurt Cobain's suicide

Truly depressing

The most saddest event in music

RIP Kurt

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

When this happened millions of people cried that day because of how great of a person Dimebag Darrell really was

5 Over 50 musicians in rock had died at the age of 27

We call this the 27 Club.

Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, etc.

Guess what? drug abusing?

We call it... THE 27 CLUB

6 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.

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

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

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

They died too soon - big bopper 28
buddy holly 23
Ritchie valens 17

8 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!

9 John Bonham dies and Led Zeppelin breaks up

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

That was really sad

Led Zeppelin are legends! And they broke up, and John died. R.I.P

10 Keith Moon's death

The Contenders

11 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash
12 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!

Very shocking at the time.

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

13 Selena shot by the manager of her fan club

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

14 Elvis Presley's death

His song are amazing

We love you,Elvis

Pretty sad

15 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!

16 Aaliyah killed in plane crash
17 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

18 Left Eye killed in car accident
19 Bon Scott's death

He died in February 1980. So sad.

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.

Live the thug life, die the thug death.

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

Isn't even in the Top 10?

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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