Elvis Presley Born: Jan. 8, 1935; Tupelo, Mississippi Died: Aug. 16, 1977; Memphis, Tennessee The undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, of whom John Lennon once said “without Elvis there is no Beatles” died in 1977 at age 42.
These age progressions are kind of creepy but also kind of fascinating.
Kurt Cobain Born: Feb. 20, 1967; Aberdeen, Washington Died: April 8, 1994; Seattle, Washington The lead singer and guitarist for the seminal grunge band Nirvana, died 1994 at age 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Keith Moon Born: Aug. 23, 1946; London, England Died: Sept. 7, 1978; London, England Considered one of the best drummers of all time, as well as one of the wildest on and off stage, the former Who member died in 1978 at age 32.
John Lennon Born: Oct. 9, 1940; Liverpool, England Died: Dec. 8, 1980; New York, New York The Beatles frontman died in 1980 at age 40 after a crazed fan shot him.
Mama Cass Elliot Born: Sept. 19, 1941; Baltimore, Maryland Died: July 29, 1974′ London, England Cass was a singer with the Mamas and the Papas, as well as a successful solo artist. She died in 1974 at age 33.
Jimi Hendrix Born: Nov. 27, 1942; Seattle, Washington Died: Sept. 18, 1970; London, England Widely considered to be the greatest guitarist of all time, despite playing left-handed with a right-handed guitar, Hendrix died of a drug overdose in 1970 at age 27.
Bobby Darin Born: May 14, 1936 Died: Dec. 20, 1973 Famous for many early rock and roll hits, including “Beyond the Sea” and “Mack the Knife”, Darin died in 1973 at age 37.
Jim Morrison Born: Dec. 8, 1943; Melbourne, Florida Died: July 3, 1971; Paris, France Known often as the “Lizard King, ” the lead singer and songwriter of the legendary psych rock band The Doors, Morrison died in 1971 at age 27.
Janis Joplin Born: Jan. 19, 1943; Port Arthur, Texas Died: Oct. 4, 1970; Los Angeles, California Famous singer of countless rock-blues hits, including “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart,” Joplin died in 1970 at age 27.
Karen Carpenter Born: March 2, 1950; New Haven, Connecticut Died: Feb. 4, 1983; Downey, California Singer and drummer for The Carpenters, Karen died in 1983 at age 32 following struggles with an eating disorder.
Born: Feb. 6, 1945; Saint Ann, Jamaica Died: May 11, 1981; Miami, Florida Responsible for popularizing reggae music worldwide, Marley died in 1981 at age 36.
Dennis Wilson Born: Dec. 4, 1944; Unknown location Died: Dec. 28, 1983, Marina Del Rey, California Wilson, who co-founded The Beach Boys with his brother Brian, died in 1983 at age 39.