This Day in History: 2023-04-05
At the American Video Awards, the Best Group Video honor goes to The Police for “Every Breath You Take.” The black and white clip was the handy work of the team of Godley & Creme. 1984
“Synchronicity” was the Police’s best-selling album. In addition, it was the group’s last effort before Sting went solo. “Every Breath You Take” is one of those songs that got so big it was almost an embarrassing.
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain kills himself with a shotgun. 1994
After both drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Kirst Novoselic threatened to disband Nirvana if Cobain didn’t deal with his drug problem, he once again entered rehab. He was there less than a week before walking away.
Cobain’s mother filed a missing person’s report. The very next day, April 5th, ’94, Cobain shot himself in the head with a Remington 20-gauge shotgun in the garage apartment of his Lake Washington (Seattle) mansion. His body was discovered three days later.
Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley dies from a drug overdose. 2002
After performing Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock,” Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is eliminated during an episode of “The Masked Singer.” Upon elimination, panelists try to figure out the identity of a singer who is in an elaborate costume. Nobody pegs Snider who is dressed as “Doll.” Panelists guess he’s Iggy Pop, Gene Simmons (KISS), David Lee Roth (Van Halen) or Austin Butler, who played Elvis in a biopic. 2023
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Mike McCready is born. He becomes the guitarist for Pearl Jam. 1966