Jay Reatard

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Birthday
1, 1980
Birthplace
Lilbourn, MO
DEATH DATE
Jan 13, 2010 (29)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1980
Birthplace
Lilbourn, MO
DEATH DATE
Jan 13, 2010 (29)

About

Known both as a solo artist and as a member of the rock bands The Reatards and Lost Sounds. He released two successful LPs titled Blood Visions and Watch Me Fall before his death by cocaine overdose in 2010.

Before Fame

His recording career began at the age of fifteen after he sent a homemade demo tape to Goner Records. Not long after he became the founding member of The Reatards.

Trivia

A feature-length documentary about him was made following his death titled Better Than Something: Jay Reatard.

Family Life

He moved to Memphis, Tennessee at the age of eight after his father became unemployed in their hometown.

Associated With

In 2009, he contributed to a tribute album for Chris Knox, the proceeds of which went to helping the singer's recovery after he suffered a stroke.

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