Richard Manuel “was the true light of the Band. The other guys were fantastic talents, but there was something of the holy madman about Richard.”
Category: Musician Suicides
Doomed priestess of thrash metal
Jill Janus battled bipolar disease from an early age. When she was 18 she developed a split personality and became a topless disc jockey in New York who called herself Penelope Tuesdae.
Angels and demons battled for Billy Mackenzie’s soul
The Scottish singer and songwriter, known for his operatic tenor voice and lead singer of 1980s band The Associates, killed himself on this day, January 22, in 1997.