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Blind Items Revealed #2 - Reader Blind Item - Kindness

January 4, 2020

A tale of two deceased foreign born musicians and how one helped the other’s family in time of need.

Musician #1 is A+ in his home country where he had numerous hits,  a Broadway musical based on his life, and even his own short-lived TV show.  In the USA, he is primarily known for one monster hit that has been covered by other bands,  He also had a couple of other recognizable singles.  He is deeply influential musically on multiple genres not just the one he is primarily associated with.  The arc of his career was huge success then a mid-career lull then a comeback cut short by his untimely death.

Musician #2 is permanent A++.  He is one of the most influential and famous musicians of all time and his long career had many different phases and styles.  He admired Musician #1 who slightly predated him and worked with the same producer.  During Musician #1’s mid career lull, Musician #2 advised him to stop his out of control substance abuse which he did. They were friendly rivals and then just friends.

When Musician #1 died, he had a girlfriend he was planning to marry and a young son.  However, he was going through a divorce from his first wife and was still technically married to her. Aside from a trust set aside for his son when he reached maturity, the first wife got the whole of his estate.

The girlfriend and son were left destitute when Musician #2 stepped in and helped them financially which lasted for many years.  He paid for medical bills, for housing, and for education for the son. He wanted nothing in return. This was just an acknowledgment for his deep affection and respect for Musician #1.

Musician #1 - T Rex (Marc Bolan)
Musician #2 - David Bowie    

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