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This Week in Music History: May 27 - June 2 -- Jeff Buckley Drowned, Franz Ferdinand Are Spies and Hair Like Jagger is Trouble
- Posted on May 30th 2012 11:00AM by Aaron Brophy
But is it really?
Think of the Buckley family -- specifically it's musical members Tim Buckley and his son Jeff Buckley. Tim died at age 28 and Jeff at age 30, and the reasons weren't so much spectacularly burning out as spectacular misadventure. And just think, "What awesome music would've been added to the world if one, or both, were still alive today?"
Don't ponder too hard, though, because once you get started down that road it eventually spirals into "Would Jimi Hendrix like electronic music?" "What would John Lennon think of the Bush family?" and "Would Kurt Cobain have a funny Twitter account?"
There are no good answers.
There is, however, history. Click to launch the gallery below and find out why the aforementioned Jeff Buckley along with Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles and Depeche Mode made music history this week.
- May 27, 1964: Students Suspended For Having 'Mick Jagger' Hair
- May 28, 1996: Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Overdoses, Almost Dies
- May 29, 1997: Jeff Buckley Drowns
- May 30, 1989: Prince Releases 'Batdance' Single
- May 31, 1976/1977/1998: The Who Get Loud, Sex Pistols Get Banned, Ginger Spice Gets Out
- June 1, 1967: The Beatles Release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
- June 2, 2005: Franz Ferdinand Singer is an International Super-Spy
- This Week in Music History: May 20-26
- May 20, 1998: Tommy Lee Goes to Jail
- May 21, 1982: Get on the Groovy Train -- Hacienda Club Opens
- May 22, 1989: Professor Griff Fired from Public Enemy
- May 23, 1991: 'Nevermind' Baby Swimming in Money
- May 24, 1941: Bob Dylan Was Born
- May 25, 1996 & 1975: Bradley Nowell of Sublime Died, Lauryn Hill Was Born
- May 26, 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono Stay in Bed in Montreal
- This Week in Music History: May 13 - 19
- May 13, 2000: Shaun Ryder's Automobile Bellyaches
- May 14, 1998: Frank Sinatra, Chairman of the Board, Resigns Forever
- May 15, 1991/2000: Realness War -- Richey Edwards vs. Britney Spears
- May 16, 1966: Beach Boys Release 'Pet Sounds'
- May 17, 1987: Tom Petty's Full Moon Fire
- May 18, 1980: Joy Division's Ian Curtis Commits Suicide
- May 19, 1960: DJ Alan Freed Charged in Payola Scandal
- This Week in Music History: May 6 - 12
- May 6, 1994: Pearl Jam Versus Ticketmaster
- May 7, 1991: Ozzy Osbourne's Suicide Solution
- May 8, 1911: Blues Legend Robert Johnson Was Born
- May 9, 1979: Andrew W.K. Was Born
- May 10, 1985: The Go-Go's Break Up
- May 11, 1981: Bob Marley Dies
- May 12, 2008: Neil Young Has a Spider Named After Him
- This Week in Music History: April 29 - May 5
- April 29, 1967: Aretha Franklin's "Respect" Released
- April 30, 2005: Dave Matthews Band's Crappy Situation
- May 1, 1967: The FBI vs. The Beach Boys
- May 2, 1991: Ireland vs. R.E.M.
- May 3, 1986: Dollywood, The Dolly Parton Theme Park, Opens
- May 4, 1970: Four Dead in Ohio
- May 5, 1992: Radiohead Release Their First EP
- This Week in Music History: April 22 - 28
- April 22, 1969: The Who Debut 'Tommy' Live
- April 23, 1985: We Are the World Album Released
- April 24, 1990: Mother Do You Think They'll Dig Up the Bomb?
- April 25, 2002: And On the Tenth Anniversary, Left Eye Would Rise Again
- April 26, 1982 & 1994: Classic Rock Gunplay with Rod Stewart and Grace Slick
- April 27, 2006: Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Falls out of Tree
- April 28, 2003: iTunes Store Opens
- This Week in Music History: April 15 - 21
- April 15, 2001: Joey Ramone Died
- April 16, 1956: Buddy Holly Releases First Single
- April 17, 1964: FBI Closes Investigation Into "Louie Louie"
- April 18, 1984: Michael Jackson Has Surgery Post-"Pepsi Fire"
- April 19, 1988: Sonny Bono Becomes Mayor of Palm Springs
- April 20, 1992: A Concert for Life Freddy Mercury Tribute
- April 21, 1959: The Cure's Robert Smith was Born
- This Week in Music History: April 8 - 14
- April 8, 1994: Kurt Cobain Found Dead
- April 9, 1970: Paul McCartney Announces Beatles Breakup
- April 10, 1967: Marvin Gaye Records 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'
- April 11, 2006: Proof, Eminem's BFF and D12 Rapper, Shot Dead
- April 12, 2000: Metallica Sues Napster
- April 13, 1971: Rolling Stones Unveil Lips Logo
- April 14, 1980: Iron Maiden Release First Album