Mia Zapata
musician, singer, songwriter
Mia Zapata
Mia Katherine Zapata was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits.
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Десять мифов о гранже, Nirvana и Курте Кобейне - inoСМИ.Ru
Google News - over 5 years
Миа Запата (Mia Zapata) из Gits. Кристен Пфафф (Kristen Pfaff) из Hole. Лэйн Стэйли (Layne Staley) из Alice in Chains. Поэт Стивен «Джесси» Бернстейн (Steven "Jesse" Bernstein). RIP. Smashing Pumpkins. Puddle of Mudd. Silverchair. Bush. Muse
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The mystery of the 27s deepens - Ottawa Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, Mia Zapata, the singer of a Seattle band called The Gits was murdered by a drifter on her way home one night. Age 27 seems to be when a lot of hearts and livers give out after years of bad living. Jim Morrison's heart gave out in his Paris
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Tod auf der Überholspur - Viele Musiker starben mit 27 Jahren - Märkische Oderzeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Mia Zapata (The Gits) wird 1993 erwürgt, der Mörder kann erst zehn Jahre später überführt werden. Die Rapper Patrick Hawkins und Freaky Tah (The Lost Boyz) sterben im Kugelhagel rivalisierender Gangs. Eine Söldnertruppe richtet den mexikanischen Sänger
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Making Sense of Amy Winehouse And The 27s Tragedy - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Mia Zapata of the Gits for example was 27 when she died. Zapata, however, was brutally murdered in Seattle in a case which went unsolved for years. Still others didn't die at 27 at all. John Lennon was 40 when he was murdered, and Marvin Gaye was 45
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Amy Winehouse y otros fallecidos a los veintisiete - SDP Noticias
Google News - over 5 years
... cantante de reggae de Inner Circle; Dennes Boon, guitarrista de Minutemen; Alexander Bashlachev, cantante de rock; Frederich Plüss y Pete de Frelitas saxofonista y baterista, respectivamente, de Echo and the Bunnymen; Mia Zapata, bajista de Hole;
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Hızlı yaşadılar, genç öldüler... - CNN Türk
Google News - over 5 years
Soul şarkıcısı Redding, birlikte çalıştığ The Bar Kays grubuyla birlikte seyahat ederken uçak kazasında hayatını kaybetti. The Gits punk grubunun şarkıcısı Mia Zapata, 1993'te Seattle'da önce tecavüze uğradı, sonra öldürüldü. Katili ancak 2002 yılında
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The Switchback: Spunky Punks of Gen X and Y, Mia Zapata vs. Jemina Pearl - Crawdaddy! The Magazine of Rock
Google News - over 5 years
The band bashed out sharp barre chord combinations with a bluesy twist that perfectly accentuated singer Mia Zapata's deep, gutsy attack. With a throat that rivaled Joplin, Zapata could make her heartache and bitterness reverberate in your rib cage
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Doctors, Lawyers and Other Spooky Characters
NYTimes - over 11 years
Dates are subject to change. September REUNION Friends graduate from high school in 1986: 20 years later, one has been murdered, presumably by someone in the clique. Through flashbacks, each episode illustrates a year in their lives, gradually uncovering the mystery. It's an interesting -- and risky -- structure. Fox, Thursdays at 9 p.m., began
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Man Convicted In Singer's Killing
NYTimes - almost 13 years
A man was convicted in King County Superior Court in the killing 11 years ago of a punk rocker, Mia Zapata. Ms. Zapata, 27, lead singer of the Seattle band the Gits, was found strangled in July 1993. The man, Jesus C. Mezquia, 49, was arrested in Florida in January 2003 and extradited last March after DNA evidence linked him to the killing. Mr.
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Hits and Compilations; Albums Wishing You a Merry With a Ha-Ha and a Ho-Ho-Ho
NYTimes - about 16 years
THE annual flood of holiday albums has poured onto record-store shelves. Stars are ready to personalize the old songs or put a wintertime twist on their usual styles; unknowns hope familiar material will help them find new listeners. Pious or raunchy, ethnic or homogenized, blue or sentimental, unabashedly corny or determinedly hip, they all try to
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Review/Rock; Four Women Crying Out Life's Pains and Losses
NYTimes - over 22 years
Seven Year Bitch, a rock group from Seattle, has probably had its fill of news headlines. In 1992, its guitarist, Stefanie Sargent, died of a heroin overdose; last summer, one of its friends and label mates, Mia Zapata, the lead singer of the Gits, was abducted and murdered. The female quartet's first album, "Sick 'Em," is dedicated to Ms. Sargent;
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    TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 27
    At around 2:00 a.m. on July 7, 1993, Zapata left the Comet Tavern in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.
    More Details Hide Details She stayed at a studio space in the basement of an apartment building located a block away, and briefly visited a friend who lived on the second floor. This was the last time she was seen alive. She may have walked a few blocks west, north to a friend's apartment, or may have decided to take the long walk south to her home. She was beaten, strangled, and raped in the Central District of Seattle. It is believed she encountered her attacker shortly after 2:15 a.m. Her body was not initially identified, as she had no identification on her when she was found. According to the cable television show Forensic files, a man two blocks from the Comet Tavern heard a scream around 3:00 a.m. A woman discovered her body in the street at around 3:30 a.m., near the intersection of 24th Avenue South and South Washington Street in the Central District. According to the medical examiner, if she had not been strangled she would have died from the internal injuries suffered from the beating. An autopsy found evidence of a struggle in which Zapata suffered blunt impact to her abdomen and a lacerated liver, according to court documents.
    Their reputation progressively increased within the grunge scene in Seattle, before the band began work on their second and final album Enter: The Conquering Chicken, released in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Zapata straddled the line between wealth and poverty. As her father described it: "Mia lived in two different worlds. She lived on two different sides of the street—the straight side on one, with parochial schools, an affluent family, and tennis clubs. But when she crossed the street, material things didn't mean anything to her." Her music often led to a rejection of financial comfort, but regardless of status, Valerie Agnew describes Mia as "commanding respect and interest immediately". Zapata was well connected to her community. Peter Sheehy recalls: "Mia was the hub of several social circles; a magnetic personality who drew all sorts of people together who otherwise might never have met." On his way to her funeral, Zapata's father became lost and recalls many people carrying yellow roses: the admission ticket to her service. Even Judge Sharon Armstrong, the judge during her killer's trial, highlighted Zapata as an "extraordinarily vibrant" girl, who was "obviously talented"; she was "struck by how closely Zapata had connected to so many people".
  • 1992
    Age 26
    In 1992, the band released its debut album Frenching the Bully.
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  • 1990
    Age 24
    In 1990, after the move to Seattle, the Gits went on a very successful international tour, spreading the word about the band, all without the support of a record label.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, their first independent album was released- Frenching the Bully. The album had hits such as "Another Shot of Whiskey", "Second Skin", and "Here's to Your Fuck", receiving positive reviews. Throughout the recording of the second album, the band had planned a large US and European tour as well as many local shows, all the while being courted by various recording labels. Unfortunately, before the group could finish and release their second album, "Enter: The Conquering Chicken, Zapata," the band was shocked by the murder of their iconic lead singer; the band did, however, continue making music, and found success in that second album with singles such as "Seaweed" and "Precious Blood".
  • 1989
    Age 23
    In 1989, the band relocated to Seattle, Washington.
    More Details Hide Details Mia found a job at a local bar and the four bandmembers moved into an abandoned house they called "The Rathouse." The band released a series of well-received singles on local independent record labels from 1990 to 1991. As the Gits were making a name for themselves in the local music scene, they often played shows with their friends' band, 7 Year Bitch.
  • 1986
    Age 20
    In September 1986, she and three friends formed the punk rock band The Gits.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on August 25, 1965.
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