Taylor Hicks poster The Kent Stage Raw Sugar Art Studio

Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: February 4

1970
John Lennon and Yoko Ono shear off their hair for an auction to benefit Black Power proponent Michael X.

1974

An early appearance by Randy Bachman’s Bachman-Turner Overdrive after his departure from the Guess Who.

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1983
A voice stilled. Karen Carpenter dies from complications related to anorexia nervosa just before her 33rd birthday.  She battled the eating disorder for years and her autopsy shows she died from irregularities brought on by overuse of syrup of ipecac that decayed her heart tissue.  Karen was found by her mother at her parents’ home in Downey, California.  One of the most celebrated voices in popular music, Karen reportedly suffered from esteem issues related to a dysfunctional relationship with her mother.  Her only solo album, which had been shelved during her lifetime, was released in 1996.  Karen’s work with her brother, Richard, in the Carpenters made them one of the most successful duos in contemporary music.

2017

Taylor Hicks shows why he won top honors at American Idol at his Stage appearance.


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2009
Stow High School graduate Eric Lee Purkhiser, better known as Lux Interior the founder of The Cramps, dies at the age of 62.   He dies in a California hospital from aortic dissection.
Purkhiser was also a fan of legendary Cleveland disc jockey Pete “Mad Daddy” Myers.