Jerry Garcia wasn’t music’s only great loss in 1995. Blind Melon’s lead singer, Shannon Hoon, died of a fatal drug overdose at age 28 - 17 years ago, yesterday.
Besides hit singles including “No Rain,” made famous by the “bee girl” video that aired constantly on MTV in the early nineties, Hoon also provided backing vocals on multiple tracks for his friend Axl Rose on Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I & II.
The Internet Archive has over 20 of Blind Melon’s live performances including one recorded 4 days before Hoon’s untimely death.
Grab the torrent of Blind Melon, Live at Glen Miller Ballroom on 10/17/95: http://bit.ly/blindmelonia
Browse more live performances, here: http://archive.org/details/BlindMelon