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[Death Issue Extra!]

Death don’t have no mercy for musicians

Consider taking out life insurance before listening to these songs recorded just before their creators’ deaths:

• “You Know You’re Right,” Nirvana (recorded January 1994; frontman Kurt Cobain died in early April 1994)

• “Voice From the Mountain,” Nick Drake (recorded February 1974; Drake died November 25, 1974)

• “Me & Bobby McGee,” Janis Joplin (recorded September 1970; Joplin died October 4, 1970)

• “To Live & Die in L.A.,” 2Pac (recorded August 1996; 2Pac died September 13, 1996)

• “Stone Pony,” Charlie Patton (recorded February 1934; Patton died April 28, 1934)

• “Kaw-Liga,” Hank Williams (recorded September 1952; Williams died January 1, 1953)

• “Heart and Soul,” Joy Division (recorded March 1980; singer Ian Curtis died May 18, 1980)

• “Angel,” Jimi Hendrix (recorded summer 1970; Hendrix died September 18, 1970)

• “In My Hour of Darkness,” Gram Parsons (recorded summer 1973; Parsons died September 19, 1973)

• “Expression,” John Coltrane (recorded spring 1967; Coltrane died July 17, 1967)

• “Little Martha,” The Allman Brothers Band (recorded October 1971; guitarist Duane Allman died October 29, 1971)

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Spencer Patterson is the Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, having previously served as Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and ...

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