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Pink: September 8, 1979

The American pop rock singer and songwriter is one of the most successful contemporary artists with more than 40 million sold albums and 70 million sold singles.

Childhood and Youth

When Pink - actually Alecia Beth Moore - had to witness the divorce of her parents at the age of seven, this event turned her life upside down. The father as a central figure in her life fell away and the relationship with her mother became increasingly difficult. At the instigation of the mother, Alecia went to therapeutic treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, but this was unsuccessful. At the age of 16, the mother even threw her out of the apartment after the school drop. Alecia processed her emotions in self-written poems that later served as a basis for songs such as Family Portrait.

Career Beginnings

As a child, the later singer suffered from asthma and received dance and singing lessons to improve breathing techniques. The voice developed so well that Pink became a member of a church choir. During the high school period, a DJ in a Philadelphia club recognized the talent of the then 13-year-old and engaged her as a dancer, later also as a background singer of a hip-hop group. At the age of 16, Pink moved to Atlanta, the then center of the US music industry, and, with two other members, founded the R&B group "Choice". A demo tape of the song "Key to My Heart" enabled them a record deal shortly afterwards. In 1998 the band seperated due to musical differences.

Solo Career

After the breakup with her band, Pink worked again on her own songs and received a contract as a solo artist. The debut single "Gonna Make Ya Move" was also released in 1998. The debut album from the year 2000, with songs such as "There You Go", "Most Girls" and "You Make Me Sick" became popular only in English-speaking countries.

Cooperation with her Idol

When working on the second album, there were differences with the record company, which led to the fact that Pink cooperated with the former frontwoman of the 4 Non Blonds Linda Perry to write joint songs for the second album M!ssandaztood. "Just Like a Pill" and "Family Portrait" have achieved top placements in the international charts.

Albums from 2003 to 2017

In 2003 the album "Try This" was released with the singles "Feel Good Time", "Trouble" and "Last to Know". In 2006, the album "I'm Not Dead" followed with "Stupid Girls", "Who Knew" or Pink's first political criticism "Dear Mr. President". In 2008 the fifth studio album Funhouse followed. The Greatest Hits album of 2010 contained the new songs "Raise Your Glass" and "Fuckin 'Perfect". Also successful was the album "The Truth About Love". In October 2017, the new album "Beautiful Trauma" will be launched, from which the single "What About Us" has already been released.

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Farewell

In 2017, important artists of the music world have left us. We would like to present the biography of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, and Chris Cornell of the band Soundgarden.

Chris Cornell: May 18, 2017

In May 2017, it was announced that the American singer, musician and songwriter Chis Cornell took his life. As a singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, he has become well-known, but has always followed solo projects such as Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007) and Higher Truth (2015). For the film song "The Keeper" he got a Golden Globe nomination. He also contributed the song "You Know My Name" to the James Bond movie Casino Royal (2006). In total, he sold more than 30 million records worldwide.

School and Work

Chris Cornell sang for the first time in front of the audience in his primary school, the anti-war song One Tin Soldier. In his youth, he loved to listen to songs from the Beatles. Around the same time, he became increasingly depressed, dropped out of school and hardly left the house. From the age of 13, alcohol and drugs accompanied his everyday life. His musical ambitions to become a rock star were supported by his parents. But before he became successful with the music, Chris had to work for a few years as a busboy, dishwasher and fish handler.

Rise with Grunge Band

In 1984 the band Soundgarden was formed, together with guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Chris Cornell initially took over the drums and the lyrics, but later concentrated only on the vocals and Scott Sundquist – later Matt Cameron – played the drums. In 1990 the debut album Ultramega OK appeared. Quickly, Soundgarden has become one of the most successful grunge bands in Seattle, alongside Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam.

International Breakthrough

With the fourth album Superunknown, the band made the international breakthrough. The Singles Spoonman and Black Hole Sun were awarded the Grammy Award. The album from 1996, Down on the Upside, was also less successful than the previous album, with songs like "Pretty Nose", "Burden in My Hand" or "Blow Up the Outside World". Due to disagreements about the further musical orientation of Soundgarden, the members separated in 1997. Only in 2010 the differences were settled and Soundgarden formed again.

Audioslave

From 2001 to 2007 Chris Cornell was also involved in the band Audioslave. The first album featured titles such as "Show Me How to Live", "Cochise" and "Like a Stone". On the second album “Out of Exile” you will find songs like "Be Yourself", "Doesn’t Remind Me" and "Your Time Has Come". In the course of a tour, most songs for the third album Revelations were already written. After conflicts between the members, Audioslave broke up in 2007, but reunited in early 2017.

The last Concert

In the course of his career Chris Cornell had problems with depression, alcohol and drugs. After a show of the band, Chris was found dead by his bodyguard in a hotel room in May 2017.

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Chester Bennington: July 20, 2017

On July 20, 2017, the US rock star died in California. 

Childhood Trauma

In Phoenix, Arizona he was born as Chester Charles Bennington and grew up there. His parents divorced when Chester was still a child. He lived with his father, who hardly cared for him. He also felt abandoned by his mother. His creativity was already strong in the youth and so Chester wrote songs and painted pictures to process the experiences and emotions. But he also consumed alcohol and drugs back then.

First Band and Jobs

In 1993, he founded the first band with a friend. Chester Bennington returned to his mother in 1994 and graduated. He worked for a real estate company as well as a fast food chain and then helped his friend who launched a tattoo studio. Because of the small financial resources, he even replaced the wedding ring with Samatha Olit in 1996 by a tattoo.

Origin of Linkin Park

After the break-up of the band Gray Daze, Chester became a singer at Hybrid Theory. Five weeks after his entry, the band released the first EP. The success was rather modest. In the Warner Music Group, they found a publisher shortly after, renamed Linkin Park and released their first album in 2000. As a studio album, Hybrid Theory sold 24 million copies.

Career and Health

Chester Bennington often felt sick in the early years and often went to the hospital. His relationship with his wife collapsed in 2005 and he married again in the same year. From a solo project, which was launched in 2005, another band, Dead by Sunrise, was created. He was also the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.

Abrupt End at Zenith of Success

Linkin Park's successes include: Numb, Breaking the Habit, In the End, What I've Done, The Catalyst, Bleed It Out, Somewhere I Belong, Burn It Down, Crawling, Castle of Glass, and New Divide.
At the age of 41 Chester Bennington committed suicide.

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