Final Resting Place:
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-in-Arden
Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull, , B94 5AJ
Grave Location Description
As you stand facing the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-in-Arden, take the path on the left side of the church and follow it along the church, veer to the right and continue walking down the paved path. When the path splits, stay to the left and walk fifty feet to the first large tree on the right. Nick shares this final resting place with his parents Rodney and Mary.
Grave Location GPS52.332481, -1.833504
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date_of_death: October 4, 1970
cause_of_death: Drug overdose - heroin
best_know_for: A permanent member of the "27 Club" (rock stars who died at age 27) Janis Joplin was premier white female blues vocalist of the 1960s, who performed with a fierce and uninhibited musical style before dying of a drug overdose in a Hollywood hotel. And despite her limited artistic output, she will forever be known as rock 'n' roll's first female superstar.
popular name: Leroy Carr
date_of_death: April 29, 1935
cause_of_death: Complications of nephritis due to alcoholism
best_know_for: Leroy Carr, together with Scrapper Blackwell are arguably the two most underrated blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. What is undeniable is the two together created some of the most recorded blues classics including How Long, How Long Blues, Mean Mistreater Mama and When the Sun Goes Down
popular name: Ritchie Valens
date_of_death: February 3, 1959
cause_of_death: Gross trauma to brain due to crash of airplane, multiple fractures, left forearm and both legs
best_know_for: Richie Valens was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist and a true rock and roll pioneer who died at the young age of 17 in the infamous Buddy Holly plane crash. Ritchie played is final concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa with Buddy Holly and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson. Holly, Valens and Richardson left The Surf immediately after the show, going to the nearby Mason City airport and chartering a small plane with pilot Roger Peterson to take them to Fargo, North Dakota to prepare for their next show at the Moorhead Armory in Moorhead, Minnesota. The plane took off at 12:55 AM Central Time on Tuesday February 3, 1959. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing everyone aboard.