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1964

Rapper Biz Markie is born

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Some people deem Christmas as their favourite celebratory day of the year. Others are fond of Easter while Pancake Day has its proponents. But for any aficionados of hip-hop or rapping-type music, April 8th is a day of exultant wonder. For it was on this day that the genius Marcel Theo Hall, AKA Biz Markie, was born. Known, by some, as the ‘clown ... Read more >

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1994

Kurt Cobain Found Dead

On April 8, 1994, rock star Kurt Cobain was found dead in his home outside Seattle, Washington, with fresh injection marks in both arms and a fatal wound to the head from the 20-gauge shotgun found between his knees. Cobain’s suicide brought an end to a life marked by far more suffering than is generally associated with rock superstardom. But rock sup... Read more >