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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 02:16 PM
For the last few days on VH1 they have been counting down the "most shocking moments" in music history. This is the latest installment, as there was a past countdown devoted to the same subject matter.

As predicted the death of Michael Jackson was at the #1 spot, even beating out John Lennon's murder, The 1979 Who tragedy in Cincinnati and the Great White inferno. I noticed that the Dimebag killing wasn't even on the list.

Comments? Do you agree with this #1?


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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 02:21 PM
I think it depends on how one wants to define the word "shocking."

Lennon was senselessly murdered. Michael Jackson was, well, Michael Jackson. I'd say Lennon was more shocking.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 02:31 PM
They completely ignored how Beacon 2009 tickets (BALCONY tix) jumped from $92 to $145 once the TicketMaster user clicked on BUY NOW.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 02:36 PM
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They completely ignored how Beacon 2009 tickets (BALCONY tix) jumped from $92 to $145 once the TicketMaster user clicked on BUY NOW.


Or how the Allmans were thrown out of their own NYC theatre!!!

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 02:53 PM
This may sound cruel, but by 2009, something weird happening to/ with Michael Jackson just sort of seemed par for the course. I am NOT belittling in his death; I am just saying he had been a front-cover tabloid story for about 2 decades, so it was not as shocking as it might have been otherwise.

In the aware part of my life, I guess the death of SRV was the most shocking.

Jerry's death was sad but not 100% surprising; I was 13 or so when Lennon and Bonham died, not old enough to realize the tragedy of what was going on.

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 04:02 PM
I agree with SRV's death. It was the first death of any kind that affected me personally. I loved his music, his spirit, his story and his ability to overcome his personal demons. I cried when I heard about his death - out of sheer frustration that someone with so much talent and so much more to give could be taken so abruptly.

Michael Jackson's death was not surprising. He was a freaky wastoid. His death was about as surprising and shocking as Elvis'.

I suppose it could have been shocking to some people. Jackson's every day life was more shocking to me than his death.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 04:06 PM
Dimebag was shot and killed on stage . Should have been number 1
 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 04:39 PM
Dimebag's gotta be #1 or #2. the onstage part edges him over lennon for me. that was completely f'd up regardless of what you thought of his music. a friend of mine who's a stand up comic caught their attention w/ his act, and hung out w/ them many times. said they were a bunch of great guys and down to earth.
 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 05:37 PM
Their list was awful. Britney Spears shaving her head was in the top 10.

John Lennon's murder should have been # 1.

Duane or even more shocking Berry's death wasn't even on the list. Berry's death as it happened so close to Duane's should have made the list.

There were some pretty good stories on the show, but overall it was just a list to get all the names VH1/MTV wanted out there.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 06:36 PM
I agree, was watching and telling my kids about the Dimebag murder and never saw it. To me that was shocking, gunned down on stage in front of his brother and fans. Michael Jackson???? expected, not shocking.

 

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  posted on 1/4/2010 at 08:27 PM
John Lennon, Duane, Berry, Jim Croce, SRV, anyone who died accidently before their time.
i may be showing my age here a little, but I remember vividly when Duane and Berry died.

I don't even know who Dimebag was.

Sad that Michael Jackson died, but kinda like Elvis, maybe a shock, but not a huge surprise.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 09:58 AM
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Dimebag's gotta be #1 or #2. the onstage part edges him over lennon for me. that was completely f'd up regardless of what you thought of his music. a friend of mine who's a stand up comic caught their attention w/ his act, and hung out w/ them many times. said they were a bunch of great guys and down to earth.


The guys in Pantera were all great especially Dimebag. Real nice guys even if they were slightly out of control. Always fun to have a drink with and they were awesome to fans.

If getting shot on stage is not shocking then what is?

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 10:08 AM
I don't know how old people were who don't think Elvis' death was a shock and surprise.
The facts that came out in the days and months afterwords were not known at the time. No one suspected him of anything but being overweight. The news of his death was a shock to everyone.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 10:32 AM
Michael Jackson was using propofol to sleep. If there's any shock to his death, it's simply that it took as long as it did to happen.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 10:32 AM
I agree that Elvis' death came as a shock and suprise to many. Sad day in R&R history for sure and not expected. Although I don't think that everyone just thought he was overweight. I sure as hell knew that he was stoned. A quick look at any of his later concert specials and that is pretty obvious. Looked terrible and couldn't remember the words to songs.

Very sad.

 

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I agree that Elvis' death came as a shock and suprise to many. Sad day in R&R history for sure and not expected. Although I don't think that everyone just thought he was overweight. I sure as hell knew that he was stoned. A quick look at any of his later concert specials and that is pretty obvious. Looked terrible and couldn't remember the words to songs.

Very sad.


You could say just about the exact thing about Jerry Garcia. Although his problems were well known, no one really expects such iconic figures to die.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 10:42 AM
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You could say just about the exact thing about Jerry Garcia. Although his problems were well known, no one really expects such iconic figures to die.


Garcia was a classic example of what can happen if you ignore your diabetes. Throw in his ballooning weight, sleep apnea, chain smoking, heroin use and the lifestyle associated with his livelihood and it's amazing he was even walking around the last few years.

 

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You could say just about the exact thing about Jerry Garcia. Although his problems were well known, no one really expects such iconic figures to die.


Garcia was a classic example of what can happen if you ignore your diabetes. Throw in his ballooning weight, sleep apnea, chain smoking, heroin use and the lifestyle associated with his livelihood and it's amazing he was even walking around the last few years.


I know his history quite well. Still sad that the guy died, all I was really saying.

 

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I know his history quite well. Still sad that the guy died, all I was really saying.


Not taking exception to anything you said. Just amazing that a well-read, very intelligent guy like Garcia appears to have done little or nothing to recognize or address the seriousness of his diagnosis.

Getting your diabetes diagnosis by waking up from a diabetic coma would be all the wake up call MOST folks would need.

Just goes to show you really can't protect people from themselves.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 11:55 AM
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They completely ignored how Beacon 2009 tickets (BALCONY tix) jumped from $92 to $145 once the TicketMaster user clicked on BUY NOW.

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 11:56 AM
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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 12:12 PM
The only one that had any sort of personal impact to me was the tragic death of a pilot, a make-up artist and one of the most tlented musicians EVER ! Happened in a plane crash, in Florida, back in 82' RIP

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 12:49 PM
Sounds to me like the list was geared toward events that happened this year. Not that I agree with that. It is American culture to the max- short attention span theater. I don't even watch VH1 any more. I love how their Classic Rock channel usually has Wham, Guns n Roses, and Wilson Phillips. Classic Rock my arse.

How about instead of moaning about how bad their list is we make our own. I'll start with my top 5:

1. John Lennon's murder
2. Dimebag Darrel's murder
3. Michael Jackson's head catching fire
4. Death of Berry Oakley so close to Duane's, both in time and location
5. The Day the Music Died

 

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  posted on 1/5/2010 at 06:14 PM
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I agree that Elvis' death came as a shock and suprise to many. Sad day in R&R history for sure and not expected. Although I don't think that everyone just thought he was overweight. I sure as hell knew that he was stoned. A quick look at any of his later concert specials and that is pretty obvious. Looked terrible and couldn't remember the words to songs.

Very sad.


Certainly not ANY of his concert specials. He was in great shape in 'Aloha From Hawaii' in '73. The special your refering to is the CBS concert that was not aired untill after his death.

 
 


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