Although they were from two different modern music genres, it’s clear that rapper Tupac Shakur and rocker Kurt Cobain have a bunch in common. Both artists gained fame at roughly the same time period, both have been credited as being big influence on those that followed and both died way too young.
Senator Robert Byrd wasn’t a rapper or a rocker. While he may have been influential, he certainly didn’t die too young. He was 92 and by all accounts lived a full life. Still, the senator does share music in common with Shakur and Cobain. In Byrd’s case, he played traditional bluegrass.
I didn’t know this till he passed, but in 1978, Byrd actually released a bluegrass album. So, I think you can see where this is going. Like with the death’s of Shakur and Cobain, record company executives saw the chance to make money and they’re not hesitating.
Byrd’s 1978 album is being reissued and so is following in the footsteps of Shakur and Cobain, the senator will soon have an album out despite the inconvenience of no longer being alive.
After all, life and music must go on!