TIL There was a dark short-lived pop music subgenre from the late 50’s to early 60’s known as “Teenage Tragedy”, where deaths of loved ones was the common theme. Examples: “Leader of the Pack”, “Teen Angel”,

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  1. For some reason Pearl Jam had a hit in the late ‘90s with a cover of one exemplar of that mini-genre, “Last Kiss,” originally by J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers.

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