1994: Kurt Cobain. This Grung Rocker had hold of a whole new generation of listeners. The Fans that did not know Soul. The Fans that did not now the Sixties Rock & Roll and their Blues influence. Cobain could lead them there, if his ideas about adding Blues tunes to his songbook were realized. And not one to ever want to become stale, Kurt was poised to make a radical departure in his musical selections. Rehearsals were already in progress for a Bluesed-up tour. Shot dead. Of course it was ruled a suicide. But who is stupid enough to believe that just as you hit the big time, you give up? See the Links page to look at the evidence. Plus the other deaths and attempts at murder surrounding Kurt & Courtney Love. It smells all the way to Nirvana.
Marvin Gaye (/ɡeɪ/;born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and duet recordings with Mary Wells,Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles Prince of Motown andPrince of Soul. During the 1970s, he recorded the concept albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of its production company.