Top 7 most famous alcoholic musicians

We remembered the most famous alcoholic musicians. Where did their addiction lead them: to the end of their career or to fame because of the charismatic image of an alcoholic? It turned out that not everything is so unambiguous.

The most famous foreign musicians who suffered from alcoholism: their history, names, influence

Creative activity almost always stress-related. Sleepless nights during album development, negative reactions from haters to your life's work, lengthy gigs - all of it knock out even the most experienced artiste. It is not uncommon in such cases for musicians to attempt to solve their own alcohol problems. Some are better at it, some are worse at it, and some are get drunk - and sometimes it goes for the benefit of their music.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra and Jack Daniel's Old No.7 (Frank Sinatra).
Frank Sinatra with Jack Daniel's Old No.7.

The owner of one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. drank every day and practically every night. His favourite drink was whisky Jack Daniel'swhich he never parted with, even on stage. Sometimes Sinatra got drunk during performances, which, however, he particularly did not interfere.

Sinatra was often referred to in the newspapers The Bourbon Baritone. And the readers were well aware of which bourbon we're talking about.

Sinatra respectfully referred to his favourite drink as "the nectar of the gods" and was so devoted to "Daniels" that he bequeathed the bury collectively bottled whiskey. As a result, it turned out so: in 1998 the singer died at the age of 82, and during his burial they put a bottle of whisky in his pocket Jack Daniel's.

At the funeral someone said that the deceased would have lived another 20 years if he hadn't been drinking. But I don't think Frank himself would have wanted to live up to 100 years without a drink.

Elton John

Elton John with nice glasses
Elton John

As a young musician, the musician was so dependent from alcohol and illicit substances that he had to go into a specialised clinic. Prior to that, he had been a long-time visitor assemblies of the AA club.

Once upon a time. assistant woke Elton up at the hotel and took him to his room, where they had previously filmed the music video for "I'm Still Standing." Room was entirely defeated. When Elton John wondered what happened to the number, he was told, "You happened, Elton".

It turned out that John had used illegal substances after filming, wasted with his cocktails. with vodkaand then came into the room and demanded that the camera be switched back on. The musician undressed and started crawl across the floor on camera. Later, his manager and lover John Reid tried to stop Elton, but the singer hit him in the face.

Elton John managed to overcome his addiction only in 1990. More than 30 years have passed since then, and in all that time, Sir Elton has never once didn't snap.

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday performs a song
Billie Holiday during one of his songs.

The owner of one of the golden voices of American jazz, Billie Holiday, also suffered from alcoholism. At the same time, the artiste's musical career suffered: after 30 years, her voice started to weaken due to alcohol consumption.

As a result, Eleanor Feighan (the singer's real name) had already couldn't sing like she used to. Her voice had finally lost its flexibility over time, and she had to finalise career.

Billie Holiday died early, in 1959 at the age of 44 years old.

Dean Martin

Dean Martin and alcohol.
Dean Martin with a cigarette and alcohol.

The famous singer and actor, a friend of Frank Sinatra, rarely appeared in public without a glass Scotch in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

As a young man. Dino Paul Crocetti (the musician's real name) combined his music studies with illegal liquor trade. He worked as a croupier in speakeasy bars, which during Prohibition sold sturdy alcohol.

In his spare "work" time, Crocetti performed on stage under the pseudonym of Dino Martini. Growing up, Dino changed his alias and became Dean Martin..

Back then, early in his career, artiste frequently dranksometimes even on stage, telling the audience that he was drinking apple juice. Because of the strange colour of the juice, many people eventually realised that it was scotch tape.

Over time, Martin began to move away from the image of the drunken entertainer, although his reputation as a man who liked to drink remained with him for a while longer for a very long time.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is holding a cocktail.
Amy Winehouse holding a cocktail

Alcoholism accompanied Amy Winehouse throughout her career. Sometimes it became an excuse grievances numerous fans the singer.

During one of her performances in Serbia in 2011, the singer drunk so much so that she could barely sing. Throughout the entire performance, fans booed Winehouse.

The show was supposed to be a new career milestone Amy Winehouse, who returned to the stage after a long hiatus due to the health problems. Prior to the show, the hotel management was asked to remove all alcohol from her room, but it didn't help.

The concert in Serbia was the last in Amy Winehouse's career. That same year, 2011. died of intoxicationover the legal blood-alcohol limit. five times.

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne

The life of this musician has always been difficult - John (real name Ozzy Osbourne) was born in a poor family. Despite this, his childhood cannot be called remarkable - the real difficulties will arise for him much later.

In the 70s, while performing with Black Sabbath, Ozzy began to abuse alcohol. At the time, the band was doing well, but due to a busy performance schedule, Osbourne was prone to stress and used to drink a lot. This led to the members of Black Sabbath deciding to. kick Osborne out.

After that, a period of drug and alcohol abuse begins intoxicantsfrom which the musician helped Sharon - John Osborne's future wife.

The musician is now in his 70s, and with bad habits. long over. The great and terrible Ozzy was even allowed to lead newspaper columndedicated healthy lifestyle.

Liam Gallagher (Oasis.")

Liam Gallagher (centre).
Liam Gallagher (centre).

Brothers Liam и Noel Gallaghery often quarrelled with each other. Disagreements between them eventually led Liam to start abuse alcoholand the band broke up.

In 1997, the band had already played the legendary concert in Nebworth in front of 250,000 viewers. Unfortunately, success did not affect the relationship between the brothers - . the fighting didn't stop.

Later that year, Liam. came in drunk He started running around the stage, behaving like a child, climbing on everything he could. The epitome of his whole "performance" was. drumming with his hands. Drunk Liam hitting the plates with his hands in front of thousands of spectators.

Liam later stated that after 20 years of living with alcoholism, he was able to overcome addiction:

"I realised that I was no longer interested in getting drunk on a regular basis. I don't drink much now. The most I can afford is to have a pint or two on a holiday with friends," Gallagher said in an interview.

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