Alter Series continues into volume two. Reclays is proud to present
ALTER SERIES VOLUME II
Marilyn Monroe | Bob Marley | Freddie Mercury | Kurt Cobain
Alter Series Vol. II: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model and singer. Famous for playing comic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. More than half a century later, she continues to be considered a major popular culture icon.
Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. During her career, Monroe’s films grossed more than $200 million. Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at only 36 years old.
Alter Series Vol. II: Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide.
Marley went on to sell more than 20 million records throughout his career, making him the first international superstar to emerge from the so-called Third World. He died in Miami, Florida, on May 11, 1981.
Alter Series Vol. II: Freddie Mercury
Frederick “Freddie” Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody”,
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He studied piano in boarding school in India and befriended numerous musicians at London’s Ealing College of Art. The music of Mercury’s band, Queen, reached the top of U.S. and British charts. Mercury died of AIDS-related bronchial pneumonia on November 24, 1991, at age 45.
Alter Series Vol. II: Kurt Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene which later became known as grunge. Nirvana’s debut album Bleach was released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989.
Nirvana made the leap to a major label in 1991, signing with Geffen Records. Cobain also began using heroin around this time. Nirvana’s highly acclaimed album In Utero was released in 1993. On April 5, 1994, in the guest house behind his Seattle home, Cobain committed suicide.
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