Final Curtain: The Last Performances Of 15 Legendary Musicians

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Biggie Smalls: March 7th, 1997 in Los Angeles 

The Notorious B.I.G. performed at the 11th Annual Soul TrainMusic Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium. He was killed two days later on March 9th, 1997.


George Harrison: January 23rd, 1998 in Jackson, Tennessee

The former Beatle performed a short rendition of “Your True Love” at the memorial service for his musical hero and friend, Carl Perkins. For a more complete (and better filmed) final performance, check out this wonderful acoustic set he performed for VH1 in 1997. Cancer took the so-called “Quiet Beatle” on November 29th, 2001.


Aaliyah: July 25th, 2001 in Los Angeles on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

The R&B chanteuse was killed on August 25th, 2001, while traveling home from The Bahamas after filming the music video for “Rock The Boat.” The crew’s twin-engine Cessna airplane crashed soon after takeoff due to being over its weight restriction for luggage and passengers. This spot just a month earlier on The Tonight Show proved to be her last performance.

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