Monday, November 18, 2019

Blind Item #6 - Reader Blind

It has been said that this accident changed the course of rock and roll as it caused the death of a young up and coming musician (whose songs have been covered frequently since by other artists) and further damaged the existing injury of his friend a slightly more established musician leading to severe drug and alcohol and dependency and a shorted life and career for him as well. Both men are considered musical pioneers.

The official story of this accident is not correct specifically who was behind the wheel. The musician who survived had a penchant for speed which is how he had an earlier severe injury.  He had in fact taken the wheel and was driving wildly when the accident occurred. Both musicians had been drinking. However, if this had come out at the time, there would have been a number of problems for the musician - Existing legal issues compounded plus the fact they were not in the USA when it happened. Money changed hands and the owner of the vehicle took the fall.  The guilt for this led to further self-destruction of the surviving musician.

How do we know this?  There were three other people there that day besides the two musicians not two. One of them did speak out to a tabloid also the injuries and the damage to the vehicle make no senses when compared against the official story and one looks at where people were supposed to have been sitting.

17 comments:

Do Tell said...

Man, the first paragraph makes it sound like Buddy Holly, but that was a plane crash and nobody survived.

Do Tell said...

Marc Bolan?

MDAnderson said...

Eddie Cochran/ gene Vincent

Do Tell said...

NM, it was Marc and a woman in the car.

Do Tell said...

Yeah I think you got it, good guess MD

Entycommenter said...

MD is correct. Everything fits.http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/articles/2009/02/27/the_death_of_eddie_cochran_feature.shtml

Sunkist said...

Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent

Brian said...

Eddie Cochran died in a taxi accident. Is this BI saying that the taxi driver let his fare do the driving? That is....odd.

IndieRaga said...

You gotit !

Brayson87 said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Cochran#Death

Taxi driver, Cochran and his fiancee in the car, so probably not them.

MeliticusBee said...

It was a "private hire" taxi...the implication is that it may or may not have been licensed under laws in 1960.
Most taxi laws are much more stringent now...so it may not have been a taxi at all. Money changing hands to ensure that it was called a "taxi" and that the owner of the car - took the blame.

MeliticusBee said...

Gene Vincent had been in a motorcycle crash with a new Triumph...his leg was shattered and required to be in a steel sheath. Official story was that he had been hit by a drunk driver but some witnesses said he was drunk riding...

David Andrews said...

Eddie and Gene in the front seat, all else in the back.

thecatwhisper said...

My 1st thought was Gene Vincent, so I'm going with Gene and Eddie going for drive under the influence.

YummyBoogers said...

Vince Neill and the guy from Hanoi Rocks (just to be different).

Maggie T said...

It didn't happen in the USA.

malcam66 said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrDNVjSBGno

Gene and Eddie - Stray Cats.

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