On This Day April 5
Australia’s greatest racehorse Phar Lap died mysteriously while in the US in 1932.
REM played their first ever gig in 1980.
Motown came out for the 1984 funeral of singer Marvin Gaye – laid to rest at the Forest Lawn cemetery.
Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994 – he was just 27.
And singer Gene Pitney died aged 66 in 2006, while veteran actor Charlton Heston died in 2008, aged 84.
Mike McCready from Pearl Jam turns 50 (1966)
And Abba’s Agnetha is 66 (1950)