Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Day The Music Died Part 2

Yeah, these groups aren't famous as The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly but they still music and now they are dead.
From the BBC: The four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager have died in a car crash in Sweden.
Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin and manager Craig Tarry were killed when their car plunged more than 25m (82ft) from a highway bridge into a canal.
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday near Stockholm.
Mr Tarry's family say they are grieving his loss and "for the other families involved in this tragic accident".
In a statement, issued via the UK Foreign Office, they said they were "devastated", adding: "Craig was a warm, loving person who had worked tirelessly to achieve success and follow his dreams within the music industry.
The Foreign Office earlier confirmed the deaths and said it was supporting the families....
Swedish police said they received a call about 02:30 local time (01:30 GMT) and were on the scene within five minutes.
They said divers recovered the bodies of the victims - aged between 20 and 35 - after their Nissan Qashqai plunged through a gap in the bridge which had opened to let a boat pass underneath.
The bridge has a middle section that rises directly upwards without tilting, leaving a gap that the car drove into, the police said.
A barrier before the opening has flashing lights and warning signs, the officer handling the case said, and other drivers were waiting behind the barrier.
Inspector Martin Bergholm said: "For some reason, the car drove through the barriers and crashed down into the canal.
"The witnesses just saw a car beside them and kind of disappear."
Viola Beach Facebook page:
And from the Dayton Daily News:
The driver who killed himself and four others Saturday morning in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75 had been released from jail 33 hours earlier in connection with a separate suspected drunken driving crash.
Authorities suspect alcohol played a role in this deadly two-vehicle crash in downtown Dayton, which claimed the life of at-fault driver James Pohlabeln, a 61-year-old retiree, and four young friends: Kyle Canter, 23, of New Carlisle; Earl Miller II, 27, of New Carlisle; Vashti Nicole Brown, 29, of Dayton; and Devin Bachmann, 26, of Huber Heights.
The three men were in a hard rock band, CounterFlux, that played across the region. The members dedicated their lives to music, friends and family said....
Bachmann, Canter and Miller were in a hard rock band together called CounterFlux.
Bachmann was the vocalist and Canter and Miller played guitar, according to their band’s Facebook page.
They have played at venues across the region, including the Old Crow Bar in Middletown, and have performed in Kentucky as well.
CounterFlux bass player Aleks Clayborn posted on the band’s Facebook page that the men were like brothers. He issued a plea for anyone going out drinking to use designated drivers or cabs.[object
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