Saturday, October 22, 2011
Stiv Bators (October 22, 1949 - June 4, 1990)
Must be something about Ohio... it spawned so much wonderful music and birthed or was home to so many talented music makers.
It just hit me yesterday - that Stiv Bators and Lux Interior were born three years and a day apart (making them age peers with Alice Cooper... riding on the underground/outsider zeitgeist rather than copying their fellow Midwesterner's fascination with creepy things) and shared other punk rock parallels - Stiv from Youngstown, Lux from Akron - both ended up in NYC as frontrunners of the nascent punk rock. They both shuffled off this mortal coil too soon.