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Toast

Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:29 PM


gcreptile

Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

This is from April, but apparently folk is the musical genre which has the highest rate of deaths from cancer.  

 

I thought the table below might appeal to some stats enthusiasts  :)

 

musician-deaths-55196f50466e5.jpg

Several more charts and graphs here

Fascinating. And the statistics confirm all the clichés. Smoke-filled jazz clubs lead to lung cancer, and rappers all shoot each other. Well, it's not quite that obvious because the 30,6% of cancer-related deaths in Jazz isn't all that different from the 24,7% in rock, but one can easily construct a fitting narrative.

 

Edit: Also another related article linked from that one, is this one here:

https://theconversat...musicians-33586

 

It's about the arbitrariness of the 27 Club, and that it would be more logical to make up a "56 Club". But just because the age of 56 is the one when musicians die most often, it still accounts for only 2,3% of all dying musicians, so picking random 56-year old musicians is a worse strategy than picking random U.S. males at age 71 (but better than random U.S. males at 70).


Bibliogryphon

Posted 20 July 2015 - 11:38 AM

 

This is from April, but apparently folk is the musical genre which has the highest rate of deaths from cancer.  

 

I thought the table below might appeal to some stats enthusiasts  :)

 

musician-deaths-55196f50466e5.jpg

Several more charts and graphs here

 

 

Aye, but only because those pussy tree-hugging folkies smoke fags and fuck their lungs. If only they had the bottle to off themselves like hard metal men, or off each other like rappers they'd snag us high DDP points for early deaths, or summat.

 

 

Isn't cancer what you get when everything else has failed to kill you. Hence as we tackle heart-disease and infections cancer rates will rise. I heard on the radio yesterday that 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime.


maryportfuncity

Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:29 PM

This is from April, but apparently folk is the musical genre which has the highest rate of deaths from cancer.  

 

I thought the table below might appeal to some stats enthusiasts  :)

 

musician-deaths-55196f50466e5.jpg

Several more charts and graphs here

 

 

Aye, but only because those pussy tree-hugging folkies smoke fags and fuck their lungs. If only they had the bottle to off themselves like hard metal men, or off each other like rappers they'd snag us high DDP points for early deaths, or summat.


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 18 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

This is from April, but apparently folk is the musical genre which has the highest rate of deaths from cancer.  

 

I thought the table below might appeal to some stats enthusiasts  :)

 

musician-deaths-55196f50466e5.jpg

Several more charts and graphs here


time

Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:25 PM

Val Doonican is 88 Today.

 
And now he's died. According to family he wasn't ill, just ran out of juice.http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-33363938
 
Got to be honest, although I'm familiar with him, I don't think I know any of his songs...  :huh:
Give yourself a treat and listen to Delaney's Donkey!

Bibliogryphon

Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:35 AM

Elusive Butterfly is the one that most people who know.


RoverAndOut

Posted 02 July 2015 - 11:27 AM

Val Doonican is 88 Today.

 

And now he's died. According to family he wasn't ill, just ran out of juice.http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-33363938

 

Got to be honest, although I'm familiar with him, I don't think I know any of his songs...  :huh:


YoungWillz

Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:03 PM

Link for Bruce Rowland: http://ultimateclass...e-rowland-dies/


Sir Creep

Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:02 AM

 

Bruce Rowland has died.

Sad news. Here's Fairport Convention on STV with Flowers of the Forest: https://youtu.be/GH0UC1J8IIU

 

 

Yes rather melancholy.  I have some Richard Thompson solo stuff, that's as close to the Fairport Convention as I've ever gotten I dare say.

RIP
SC


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