The 100 Youngest Rock & Pop Star Deaths

December 15, 2017 (UTC)

The 100 greatest singers and musicians who died young

1
Ritchie Valens was
17 years 8 months 21 days old when he died on 3 February 1959, 58 years ago
Ritchie would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 13 May 1941
2
Eddie Cochran was
21 years 6 months 14 days old when he died on 17 April 1960, 57 years ago
Eddie would be 79 if still alive. He was born on 3 October 1938
3
Sid Vicious was
21 years 8 months 23 days old when he died on 2 February 1979, 38 years ago
Sid would be 60 if still alive. He was born on 10 May 1957
4
Stu Sutcliffe was
21 years 9 months 18 days old when he died on 10 April 1962, 55 years ago
Stu would be 77 if still alive. He was born on 23 June 1940
5
Mary Ann Ganser was
22 years 1 month 10 days old when she died on 14 March 1970, 47 years ago
Mary would be 69 if still alive. She was born on 4 February 1948
6
Buddy Holly was
22 years 4 months 27 days old when he died on 3 February 1959, 58 years ago
Buddy would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 7 September 1936
7
Aaliyah was
22 years 7 months 9 days old when she died on 25 August 2001, 16 years ago
Aaliyah would be 38 if still alive. She was born on 16 January 1979
8
Bobby Fuller was
23 years 8 months 26 days old when he died on 18 July 1966, 51 years ago
Bobby would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 22 October 1942
9
Ian Curtis was
23 years 10 months 3 days old when he died on 18 May 1980, 37 years ago
Ian would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 15 July 1956
10
Robbie McIntosh (AWB) was
24 years 4 months 17 days old when he died on 23 September 1974, 43 years ago
Robbie would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 6 May 1950
11
Berry Oakley was
24 years 7 months 7 days old when he died on 11 November 1972, 45 years ago
Berry would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 4 April 1948
12
Cliff Burton was
24 years 7 months 17 days old when he died on 27 September 1986, 31 years ago
Cliff would be 55 if still alive. He was born on 10 February 1962
13
Tammi Terrell was
24 years 10 months 16 days old when she died on 16 March 1970, 47 years ago
Tammi would be 72 if still alive. She was born on 29 April 1945
14
Duane Allman was
24 years 11 months 9 days old when he died on 29 October 1971, 46 years ago
Duane would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 20 November 1946
15
Randy Rhoads was
25 years 3 months 13 days old when he died on 19 March 1982, 35 years ago
Randy would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 6 December 1956
16
Tommy Bolin was
25 years 4 months 3 days old when he died on 4 December 1976, 41 years ago
Tommy would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 1 August 1951
17
Frankie Lymon was
25 years 4 months 28 days old when he died on 27 February 1968, 49 years ago
Frankie would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1942
18
Paul Kossoff was
25 years 6 months 5 days old when he died on 19 March 1976, 41 years ago
Paul would be 67 if still alive. He was born on 14 September 1950
19
James Honeyman-Scott was
25 years 7 months 12 days old when he died on 16 June 1982, 35 years ago
James would be 61 if still alive. He was born on 4 November 1956
20
Hillel Slovak was
26 years 2 months 12 days old when he died on 25 June 1988, 29 years ago
Hillel would be 55 if still alive. He was born on 13 April 1962
21
Otis Redding was
26 years 3 months 1 day old when he died on 10 December 1967, 50 years ago
Otis would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 9 September 1941
22
Jimmy McCulloch was
26 years 3 months 23 days old when he died on 27 September 1979, 38 years ago
Jimmy would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 4 June 1953
23
Nick Drake was
26 years 5 months 6 days old when he died on 25 November 1974, 43 years ago
Nick would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 19 June 1948
24
Gram Parsons was
26 years 10 months 14 days old when he died on 19 September 1973, 44 years ago
Gram would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 5 November 1946
25
Kristen Pfaff was
27 years 21 days old when she died on 16 June 1994, 23 years ago
Kristen would be 50 if still alive. She was born on 26 May 1967
26
Richey James Edwards was
27 years 1 month 10 days old when he died on 1 February 1995, 22 years ago
Richey would be 49 if still alive. He was born on 22 December 1967
27
Kurt Cobain was
27 years 1 month 16 days old when he died on 5 April 1994, 23 years ago
Kurt would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 20 February 1967
28
Alan Wilson was
27 years 1 month 30 days old when he died on 3 September 1970, 47 years ago
Alan would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 4 July 1943
29
Robert Johnson was
27 years 3 months 8 days old when he died on 16 August 1938, 79 years ago
Robert would be 106 if still alive. He was born on 8 May 1911
30
Brian Jones was
27 years 4 months 5 days old when he died on 3 July 1969, 48 years ago
Brian would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 28 February 1942
31
Dickie Pride was
27 years 5 months 5 days old when he died on 26 March 1969, 48 years ago
Dickie would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 21 October 1941
32
Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan was
27 years 6 months old when he died on 8 March 1973, 44 years ago
Ron would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 8 September 1945
33
Gary Thain was
27 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 8 December 1975, 42 years ago
Gary would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 15 May 1948
34
Jim Morrison was
27 years 6 months 25 days old when he died on 3 July 1971, 46 years ago
Jim would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 8 December 1943
35
Leslie Harvey was
27 years 7 months 20 days old when he died on 3 May 1972, 45 years ago
Leslie would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 13 September 1944
36
Dave Alexander was
27 years 8 months 7 days old when he died on 10 February 1975, 42 years ago
Dave would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 3 June 1947
37
Janis Joplin was
27 years 8 months 15 days old when she died on 4 October 1970, 47 years ago
Janis would be 74 if still alive. She was born on 19 January 1943
38
Jimi Hendrix was
27 years 9 months 22 days old when he died on 18 September 1970, 47 years ago
Jimi would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 27 November 1942
39
Amy Winehouse was
27 years 10 months 9 days old when she died on 23 July 2011, 6 years ago
Amy would be 34 if still alive. She was born on 14 September 1983
40
Pete de Freitas was
27 years 10 months 12 days old when he died on 14 June 1989, 28 years ago
Pete would be 56 if still alive. He was born on 2 August 1961
41
Peter Ham was
27 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 24 April 1975, 42 years ago
Peter would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 27 April 1947
42
Shannon Hoon was
28 years 25 days old when he died on 21 October 1995, 22 years ago
Shannon would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 26 September 1967
43
Steve Gaines was
28 years 1 month 6 days old when he died on 20 October 1977, 40 years ago
Steve would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 14 September 1949
44
J P 'Big Bopper' Richardson was
28 years 3 months 10 days old when he died on 3 February 1959, 58 years ago
J P would be 87 if still alive. He was born on 24 October 1930
45
Tim Buckley was
28 years 4 months 15 days old when he died on 29 June 1975, 42 years ago
Tim would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 14 February 1947
46
John Glascock was
28 years 6 months 15 days old when he died on 17 November 1979, 38 years ago
John would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 2 May 1951
47
Nigel Preston was
28 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 1 April 1992, 25 years ago
Nigel would be 54 if still alive. He was born on 4 April 1963
48
Clarence White was
29 years 1 month 7 days old when he died on 14 July 1973, 44 years ago
Clarence would be 73 if still alive. He was born on 7 June 1944
49
Hank Williams was
29 years 3 months 15 days old when he died on 1 January 1953, 64 years ago
Hank would be 94 if still alive. He was born on 17 September 1923
50
Ronnie Van Zant was
29 years 9 months 5 days old when he died on 20 October 1977, 40 years ago
Ronnie would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 15 January 1948
51
Cassie Gaines was
29 years 9 months 11 days old when she died on 20 October 1977, 40 years ago
Cassie would be 69 if still alive. She was born on 9 January 1948
52
Brian Cole was
29 years 10 months 25 days old when he died on 2 August 1972, 45 years ago
Brian would be 75 if still alive. He was born on 8 September 1942
53
Marc Bolan was
29 years 11 months 16 days old when he died on 16 September 1977, 40 years ago
Marc would be 70 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1947
54
Andy Gibb was
30 years 5 days old when he died on 10 March 1988, 29 years ago
Andy would be 59 if still alive. He was born on 5 March 1958
55
Johnny Burnette was
30 years 4 months 20 days old when he died on 14 August 1964, 53 years ago
Johnny would be 83 if still alive. He was born on 25 March 1934
56
Tommy Caldwell was
30 years 5 months 19 days old when he died on 28 April 1980, 37 years ago
Tommy would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 9 November 1949
57
Patsy Cline was
30 years 5 months 25 days old when she died on 5 March 1963, 54 years ago
Patsy would be 85 if still alive. She was born on 8 September 1932
58
Jeff Buckley was
30 years 6 months 12 days old when he died on 29 May 1997, 20 years ago
Jeff would be 51 if still alive. He was born on 17 November 1966
59
Jim Croce was
30 years 8 months 10 days old when he died on 20 September 1973, 44 years ago
Jim would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 10 January 1943
60
Steve Clark was
30 years 8 months 16 days old when he died on 8 January 1991, 26 years ago
Steve would be 57 if still alive. He was born on 23 April 1960
61
Johnny Kidd was
30 years 9 months 14 days old when he died on 7 October 1966, 51 years ago
Johnny would be 81 if still alive. He was born on 23 December 1935
62
Pete Farndon was
30 years 10 months 2 days old when he died on 14 April 1983, 34 years ago
Pete would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 12 June 1952
63
Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes was
30 years 10 months 29 days old when she died on 25 April 2002, 15 years ago
Lisa would be 46 if still alive. She was born on 27 May 1971
64
Steve Peregrin Took was
31 years 2 months 29 days old when he died on 27 October 1980, 37 years ago
Steve would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 28 July 1949
65
Sandy Denny was
31 years 3 months 15 days old when she died on 21 April 1978, 39 years ago
Sandy would be 70 if still alive. She was born on 6 January 1947
66
Minnie Riperton was
31 years 8 months 4 days old when she died on 12 July 1979, 38 years ago
Minnie would be 70 if still alive. She was born on 8 November 1947
67
Cyril Davies was
31 years 11 months 15 days old when he died on 7 January 1964, 53 years ago
Cyril would be 85 if still alive. He was born on 23 January 1932
68
Terry Kath was
31 years 11 months 23 days old when he died on 23 January 1978, 39 years ago
Terry would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 31 January 1946
69
Keith Godchaux was
32 years 4 days old when he died on 23 July 1980, 37 years ago
Keith would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 19 July 1948
70
Keith Moon was
32 years 15 days old when he died on 7 September 1978, 39 years ago
Keith would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 23 August 1946
71
John Bonham was
32 years 3 months 25 days old when he died on 25 September 1980, 37 years ago
John would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 31 May 1948
72
Ricky Wilson (B-52s) was
32 years 6 months 23 days old when he died on 12 October 1985, 32 years ago
Ricky would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 19 March 1953
73
Florence Ballard was
32 years 7 months 23 days old when she died on 22 February 1976, 41 years ago
Florence would be 74 if still alive. She was born on 30 June 1943
74
Rushton Moreve was
32 years 7 months 25 days old when he died on 1 July 1981, 36 years ago
Rushton would be 69 if still alive. He was born on 6 November 1948
75
Mama Cass Elliot was
32 years 10 months 10 days old when she died on 29 July 1974, 43 years ago
Mama Cass would be 76 if still alive. She was born on 19 September 1941
76
Don Rich was
32 years 11 months 2 days old when he died on 17 July 1974, 43 years ago
Don would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 15 August 1941
77
Karen Carpenter was
32 years 11 months 2 days old when she died on 4 February 1983, 34 years ago
Karen would be 67 if still alive. She was born on 2 March 1950
78
Gary Holton was
33 years 1 month 3 days old when he died on 25 October 1985, 32 years ago
Gary would be 65 if still alive. He was born on 22 September 1952
79
Keith Relf was
33 years 1 month 22 days old when he died on 14 May 1976, 41 years ago
Keith would be 74 if still alive. He was born on 22 March 1943
80
Donny Hathaway was
33 years 3 months 12 days old when he died on 13 January 1979, 38 years ago
Donny would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 1 October 1945
81
Bon Scott was
33 years 7 months 10 days old when he died on 19 February 1980, 37 years ago
Bon would be 71 if still alive. He was born on 9 July 1946
82
Eva Cassidy was
33 years 9 months old when she died on 2 November 1996, 21 years ago
Eva would be 54 if still alive. She was born on 2 February 1963
83
Sam Cooke was
33 years 10 months 19 days old when he died on 11 December 1964, 53 years ago
Sam would be 86 if still alive. He was born on 22 January 1931
84
Danny Cedrone was
33 years 11 months 27 days old when he died on 17 June 1954, 63 years ago
Danny would be 97 if still alive. He was born on 20 June 1920
85
Lamar Williams was
34 years 7 days old when he died on 21 January 1983, 34 years ago
Lamar would be 68 if still alive. He was born on 14 January 1949
86
Paul Williams was
34 years 1 month 15 days old when he died on 17 August 1973, 44 years ago
Paul would be 78 if still alive. He was born on 2 July 1939
87
Lowell George was
34 years 2 months 16 days old when he died on 29 June 1979, 38 years ago
Lowell would be 72 if still alive. He was born on 13 April 1945
88
Alma Cogan was
34 years 5 months 7 days old when she died on 26 October 1966, 51 years ago
Alma would be 85 if still alive. She was born on 19 May 1932
89
Charlie Parker was
34 years 6 months 12 days old when he died on 12 March 1955, 62 years ago
Charlie would be 97 if still alive. He was born on 29 August 1920
90
Ray Gillen was
34 years 6 months 19 days old when he died on 1 December 1993, 24 years ago
Ray would be 58 if still alive. He was born on 12 May 1959
91
Jonathan Melvoin was
34 years 7 months 6 days old when he died on 12 July 1996, 21 years ago
Jonathan would be 56 if still alive. He was born on 6 December 1961
92
Layne Staley was
34 years 7 months 14 days old when he died on 5 April 2002, 15 years ago
Layne would be 50 if still alive. He was born on 22 August 1967
93
Keith Whitley was
34 years 10 months 8 days old when he died on 9 May 1989, 28 years ago
Keith would be 63 if still alive. He was born on 1 July 1954
94
Nick Curran was
35 years 6 days old when he died on 6 October 2012, 5 years ago
Nick would be 40 if still alive. He was born on 30 September 1977
95
Phil Ochs was
35 years 3 months 21 days old when he died on 9 April 1976, 41 years ago
Phil would be 76 if still alive. He was born on 19 December 1940
96
Johnny Horton was
35 years 6 months 6 days old when he died on 5 November 1960, 57 years ago
Johnny would be 92 if still alive. He was born on 30 April 1925
97
Jimmie Rodgers was
35 years 8 months 18 days old when he died on 26 May 1933, 84 years ago
Jimmie would be 120 if still alive. He was born on 8 September 1897
98
Jaco Pastorious was
35 years 9 months 20 days old when he died on 21 September 1987, 30 years ago
Jaco would be 66 if still alive. He was born on 1 December 1951
99
Alan Murphy was
35 years 10 months 21 days old when he died on 19 October 1989, 28 years ago
Alan would be 64 if still alive. He was born on 28 November 1953
100
Stevie Ray Vaughan was
35 years 10 months 24 days old when he died on 27 August 1990, 27 years ago
Stevie would be 63 if still alive. He was born on 3 October 1954