Bono

Bono was born Paul Hewson on this day in 1960 in Dublin, Ireland.  He took the stage name of Bono Vox as the lead singer of U2, which rose to fame as one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Beyond rock’n’roll, Bono is an outspoken activist and supporter of many humanitarian causes.

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born on this day in 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. He would become the lead singer of Nirvana and one of the leading figures of the Seattle music scene of the 90’s.  Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden became global superstars at the centre of what some called the “Grunge” movement. Despite his wealth and fame, Cobain was a troubled young man who succumbed to depression and drug addiction. He took his own life in 1994.

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Bob Marley

BobMarleyReggae legend Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945 in Nine Miles, Jamaica. Sadly, he died far too young, at only 36 in 1981.  For more on the life of this amazing artist, take a look at some of the many books we have here in the school library. Online you can also check out:

Stompin’ Tom

On this day in 2013 Canada lost one its greatest cultural icons and one of its fiercest patriots.  Stompin’ Tom Connors passed away at the age of 77.  Best known for “The Hockey Song,” Stompin’ Tom wrote songs about all things Canadian.

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Besides “The Hockey Song” which can still be heard in arenas all over Canada, some of his other wonderful country-folk songs include “Bud the Spud,”  “Sudbury Saturday Night,”  and “Moon Man Newfie.”  Tom Connors was born in 1936 in Saint John, New Brunswick.  He travelled the country from sea to sea to sea, singing his songs and celebrating Canada and Canadians.

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born on this day in 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. He would become the lead singer of Nirvana and one of the leading figures of the Seattle music scene of the late 90’s.  Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden became global superstars at the centre of what some called the “Grunge” movement. Despite his wealth and fame, Cobain was a troubled young man who succumbed to depression and drug addiction. He took his own life in 1994.


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Learn more about Kurt Cobain. Check out some of the books we have and some of these links:

Bob Marley

BobMarleyReggae legend Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945 in Nine Miles, Jamaica. Sadly, he died far too young, at only 36 in 1981.  For more on the life of this amazing artist, take a look at some of the many books we have here in the school library. Online you can also check out:

Louie Louie

Louie LouieApril 11 is “Louie Louie Day.”  Richard Berry was born on this day in 1935, and would go on to write Louie Louie, one of rock’s most beloved songs and one of the most covered songs in the world.  The most celebrated version of “Louie Louie” was recorded by The Kingsmen in 1963, the same year that Paul Revere and the Raiders recorded a competing version.  Over the years the song would be recorded hundreds of times by groups as diverse as Heavy Metal and Marching Bands. The song was even investigated by the FBI over concerns that the lyrics were obscene.  After testing the recordings at various RPMs, the FBI concluded that the lyrics were “incomprehensible at any speed.

 

 

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born on this day in 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. He would become the lead singer of Nirvana and one of the leading figures of the Seattle music scene of the late 90’s.  Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden became global superstars at the centre of what some called the “Grunge” movement. Despite his wealth and fame, Cobain was a troubled young man who succumbed to depression and drug addiction. He took his own life in 1994.cob heav kurt

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Kurt Cobain. Check out some of the books we have and some of these links:

Bob Marley

BobMarleyReggae legend Bob Marley was born on this day in 1945 in Nine Miles, Jamaica. Sadly, he died far too young, at only 36 in 1981.  For more on the life of this amazing artist, take a look at some of the many books we have here in the school library. Online you can also check out: