Shannon Hoon Biography
(Former Lead Singer of the Band 'Blind Melon')
Birthday: September 26, 1967 (Libra)
Born In: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Shannon Hoon was a musician, singer, and song writer who was the lead singer and face of ‘Blind Melon’, an American rock band who saw success in the alternative rock genre. Born into a middle-class family, Shannon was an energetic and athletic child who was fond of playing different types of sports. Also having a keen ear for music, he grew-up listening to the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Constantly working on improving his craft and fuelled by this creative zeal, he penned his first song at the age of eighteen. Despite his troubled early life, he had big plans, that ended abruptly with his sudden demise. This happened when he had just become a father at the time, keen on turning a new leaf in his personal and professional career. Infamous for his erratic behaviour, multiple arrests, and drug problem from a very young age, Shannon Hoon is remembered fondly by his band mates and numerous fans alike as an extremely talented musician blessed with a uniquely raspy voice and an amazing vocal range.