Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 9 years ago

Who are some other musicians in your opinion that have a life story as tragic and depressing as Roy Orbison?


Richie Valens, Jim Croce, Patsy Cline, and Buddy Holly also have heartbreaking stories as did Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson.

Update 2:

I agree with the answers posted as well.

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    the history of lynyrd skynyrd reads like a greek tradgedy.

  • 9 years ago

    Johnie Horton sang Battle of New Orleans) like in the early 60's a balladeer like Johny cash was

  • Nora G
    Lv 7
    9 years ago


  • 9 years ago

    Syd Barrett ...Pink Floyd

    Pete Best ex-of the Beatles, what a life to live after being fired from the group and then they went on to greater things.

    Steve Earle

    Jim Morrison

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  • 9 years ago

    Janis Joplin. She seemed to have always been so unhappy, always searching for something that she was never going to find. It starts looking like she might actually be getting it together, records a superb album with top-notch musicians, and dies of an accidental drug overdose.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Kurt Cobain

    lives in seattle :(

    starts depressing grunge band


    meets/marries Courtney love


    pretty shitty life don't you think?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Ray Charles

    watches his brother die in hot water

    goes blind



  • 9 years ago

    I gave this some thought, and many Musicians flew through my thoughts, but honestly, the only Musician I really want to place here is Michael Jackson...

  • 9 years ago

    Your avatar Elvis comes to mind!

    Remember that his twin brother,Jesse,died as a baby!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    marvin gaye

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