Shannon Hoon was born on this day in 1967
His tombstone in Dayton, Indiana
On 19th September 1992 the movie Singles by Cameron Crowe was released, featuring the musicians of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
Mother Love Bone was the inspiration for the movie “Singles” and its soundtrack. While the movie was released during the time “grunge” and “the Seattle sound” were hitting the mainstream, it had been slated to begin production in 1984, before being shelved by the production company.
CAMERON CROWE: “I loved Mother Love Bone, so when I was writing the movie that would end up being [1992’s] Singles, I wanted to interview Jeff and Stone to explore the whole coffee-culture, ‘two or three jobs, one of which is your band’ lifestyle. The terrible turn of events that took place was that Andy died. And everybody just instinctively showed up at Kelly [Curtis]’s house that night. For me it was the first real feeling of what it was like to have a hometown—everybody pulling together for some people they really loved. That was a pivotal moment, I think, for a lot of people there. It made me want to do Singles as a love letter to the community that I was really moved by. Few people know this, but Stone is actually in [Crowe’s 1989 film] “Say Anything.” He plays a cab driver, and Ione Skye looks at him and kind of flirts with him a little bit as they’re stuck in traffic on her way to graduation.”
18th Sept 1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message ‘I need help bad man’, on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract. More on Jimi: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix
Famous and cult Mother Love Bone graffiti in Seattle, unfortunately not visible anymore*
From https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152344438897775&id=29678422774 (see the discussion below the pictures)
And a shot from Singles by Cameron Crowe
From https://aratrask.wordpress.com/tag/washington/, you’ll see more pictures from cult grunge places there.
* UPDATE FROM MAY 22nd!
See the new version of this graffitti made by Jeff Ament here