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Musicians who planned their own deaths

Famous musicians who "successfully" predicted their own death...

Which musician foresaw his death?

Today we will talk about mystical things... Which of the famous musicians foresaw his death? Who mentioned her in their songs? A bit of mysticism...

Jimi Hendrix

Musicians who planned their own deaths
Jimi Hendrix. Note from the author: Smoking is bad for your health!

Two years before he released his groundbreaking debut album Are You Experienced, Jimi recorded a mythologized song called "The Ballad of Jimi" that not only brought up the theme of the song (some guy named Jimi) to a sort of heroic status, it also foretold his death.

The slow blues cut - which Hendrix recorded with R&B artist Curtis Knight - never appeared on the album, but fans are more than aware that the song is "dedicated to the memory of... Jimi." Lines like:

"Many things he would try / For he knew soon he'd die"

«Many things he would like to try / Because he knows he will die soon",

"Now Jimi's gone, he's not alone / His memory still lives on"

«Now Jimi is gone, he's not alone / His memory still lives on"

"Five years, this he said / He's not gone, he's just dead"

«Five years, that's what he said / He didn't leave, he's just dead»

Strangely thus predicting his death in 5 years and his musical legacy of legend!

John Lennon

Musicians who planned their own deaths
John Lennon


John Lennon famously left the shackles of fame and the music business in 1975 to take care of his young son. Five years later, he returned to the studio to record new songs, which resulted in the album "Double Fantasy".

Lennon was so prolific during this period that many songs were left unfinished. After his tragic death on December 8, 1980, the remaining material eventually found its way onto posthumous albums. The sublime, inspiring and, at the same time, heartbreaking song “Borrowed Time” (“Borrowed Time”) is imbued with the spirit of some kind of air travel through the clouds. It includes the line "Living on borrowed time without thinking about tomorrow". As it turned out later, this was the first song recorded by Lennon after a long break. When the Milk and Honey album was released in 1984, its lyrics were already gloomy and predicted the sad death of the musician ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd

There are so many weird things going on on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Street Survivors" album that the listeners get uneasy. First, there's the 1977 LP cover, which shows the band on fire. Three days after the release of the album, the plane in which the band was flying crashed... Strange coincidence, isn't it?!

In "That Smell", one of the most popular songs on the album, there are these lines: "Say you'll be fine tomorrow but tomorrow might not be for you», «Angel of darkness above you», «The smell of death surrounds you". Perhaps the composition was written as a warning and was of an abstract nature, but after the events of October 20, 1977, “That Smell” (“That smell”) takes on a completely new, terribly insightful meaning.

Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon. Note from the author: Smoking is bad for your health!

Sixteen years before his death from lung cancer in 2003, Warren Zevon recorded a song about workers that largely foreshadowed his own death. The song "The Factory" appears on Zevon's 1987 album Sentimental Hygiene and tells the story of a man who grew up to be a factory worker like his father.

Zivon talks about the meaninglessness of life and ends the song with these burning lines: “Throwing asbestos in the factory / Collecting Chryslers in the factory / Breathing this plastic in the factory". Zivon died of progressive malignant mesothelioma, which most often develops from long-term exposure to asbestos. The fact is that Zivon never worked in a factory: the chances that he would die of cancer were zero. Yet, somehow, a decade and a half before the end, he predicted the cause of his death. Maybe smoking killed him...

Marc Bolan (T. Rex)

Mark Bolan
Mark Bolan

Marc Bolan was a real rock star. He sang about typical things (for rock stars) in his songs with T.Rex. He inspired a legion of glam rock fans who followed his every word. And in the 1972 single "Solid Gold Easy Action" he seemed to be able to predict his future, foreshadowing his demise in 5 years.

The opening line of "Solid Gold Easy Action" (the only release from that year to eventually appear on the Great Hits compilation) contains the following lyrics: "Life is the same and it always will be / Easy as picking foxes from a tree" (" Life is the same, and it will always be the same / Easy as picking foxes from a tree"). Bolan sings these lines to a typically muffled guitar, which is reproduced by a flowing riff. It turns out that the number of the car in which Bolan crashed on September 16, 1977, crashing into a tree, was "FOX 661L". And yes, it is worth noting the role of the tree in all this!

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