"'Well, the last thing I remember, Doc, I started to swerve
And then I saw the Jag slide into the curve
I know I'll never forget that horrible sight,
I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right'
Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve..."
Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean, 1964 (mp3). In 1966, Jan Berry suffers a near-fatal car crash.
"You made it, so the choice is made
Now we gotta slay you"
I Ain' Mad At Cha - Tupac Shakur, 1996 (youtube video). Later the same year, Shakur is shot 4 times while driving to a Las Vegas nightclub. He passes away after six days.
"Hey, I'm the one with no soul,
One above and one below"
Violet - Hole, 1996 (realaudio stream from Stefan's 2/13/2003 show). One week prior to the release of this track's album, the husband of Hole's frontwoman dies after an apparent suicide.
"I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet"
Needle in the Hay - Elliot Smith (youtube video). In the 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, this song is played during an attempted suicide scene. Smith suicides himself in 2003.
"I want to love you (P.Y.T.)
Pretty Young Thing
You need some lovin' (T.L.C.)
Tender lovin' care
And I'll take you there"
PYT (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson, 1982 (realaudio stream from Monica's 4/28/06 show). In 1993, Jackson is accused of child molestation. He settles with his accuser in early 1994, for a reported sum of $20 million.