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The Chilling Story Behind Jeff Buckley, A Rising Star Who Was Literally Swept Away

The sun was just beginning to set on a warm evening on May 29, 1997. Wolf River Harbor, a water channel of the Mississippi River, was calm and still. Memphis Riverfront30-year-old singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley was captivated by the serene surroundings, unable to keep his eyes off the tranquility as he waded into the water, while still wearing his boots, shirt, and pants. Then he began singing the chorus of Led Zeppelin's song "Whole Lotta Love," which is basically the name of the song repeated over and over again. And that's where his story ends, leaving millions of fans shocked and

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Which Major '80s Event Happened The Year You Were Born?

We are all products of our time, and many of us are who we are today because of the environment we grew up in. Which is interesting because we have no memory of the year we were born in. So for all those 80s kids out there, check out the biggest things that came from the decade (besides you)!1980 - Disco's PeakRolling StoneThis was the first, and only year that the award show offered a Grammy for Best Disco Recording. Might have been a good decision.1981 - A Royal WeddingDaily ExpressIt was a big year for British royalty,

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She's A Little Bit Country, He's A Little Bit Rock & Roll, But What Was Really Going On Behind The Scenes?

Donny and Marie Osmond were the siblings that we all longed to be like. Why couldn't we get along with our brothers and sisters like they did? What was it about this singing and dancing family that just seemed weirdly delightful? The show only ran for three years, but in that time, they managed to gain an enormous audience. They had both already seen some success in the business, with Donny singing with his brothers in their band The Osmonds, and Marie breaking out on her own topping the charts with "Paper Roses." ABCBut when 18-year-old Donny and his 16-year-old

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20 Immediately Recognizable Songs That You Won't See On Any Of Those "Songs Turning 20" Lists

It's the start of a new year, which means it's time to be reminded about how old we're getting by looking at all the iconic songs and movies we loved that will be turning 20 years old in 2018. And yes, I 100% ugly cried while reading both those lists.Live footage of me, at work, realizing just how old I am.CBSBut memory's a funny thing, and we tend to only remember the best of the best (or the worst of the worst), so plenty of things that we loved still end up getting forgotten. Luckily, you've got us

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Ricky Martin Is Back In The Spotlight, But Where Has He Been All These Years?

Lately it seems like Ricky Martin is everywhere, and it's giving us serious '90s nostalgia.Between wedding bells, a role on a hit TV series, and a residency in Las Vegas, we're all livin' la vida loca again. Warner Bros.But we also can't help wondering where he's been for the last decade or so. Martin was one of the most successful musicians on the planet in the early 2000s, but it feels like he dropped off the face of the Earth just a few years later.As it turns out, that's not too far from the truth.Martin (far

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Brandy Was A Huge Star In The 90s, But How Has She Kept Her Career Going Since Her Infamous Car Accident?

She became a huge hit when her song "I Wanna Be Down" came out when she was only 15 years old, but it feels like it has been years since we have seen Brandy. The R&B singer found success in not only the music industry, but as an actress as well. Brandy starred in the popular show Moesha, for all six seasons. She made her big screen debut in the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, and also starred in a made-for-TV version of Cinderella. Columbia PicturesAll the while, her albums were coming out roughly every couple

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20 Years After "MMMBop", Hanson Performed Their Hit Song And It's Actually Aged Like Fine Wine

I think every girl who grew up in the 90s remember the Hanson brothers, Isaac, Taylor and Zac. Whether it was a poster from the newest issue of TigerBeat hanging in their locker or their album playing through the disc-man 24-7, the Hanson brothers were part of the boy band phenomenon we loved about the 90s. AdweekTheir ridiculously catchy song, "MMMBop" rose through the charts in 1997 when the boys were just 16, 13 and 11 years old. It spent three weeks as the number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and for good reason. Now 20 years later, we

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8 Famous Songs That Don't Actually Mean What You Think

Many classic songs lend themselves to many different interpretations. We tend to focus on the overall vibe of the song rather than the lyrics, and if we do, we don't think too much into it. The thing is, even if you actually sat down and thought about some of these cryptic songs, you would never actually guess what they're really about. Here are 8 famous songs that have been misunderstood for decades. 1. "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley You can listen to this song hundreds of times and you would never guess the hidden meaning behind it. If