When Bobby Johnston, better known locally as Bobby Load, passed away yesterday, it seemed a particularly unfair piece of bad news for a segment of Miami's rock veterans. Following the old cliche of bad things happening in threes, Johnston's death marks the third loss in as many months for the same scene.
We would be remiss if we didn't again note the passing of the Holy Terrors' Dan Hosker this past August. But just over a week ago, fans and friends also mourned the loss of Eric Rivers, the singer for bands like Genetic Mistake and Pontius Pilot, who died two weeks after getting caught in a tragic office shooting in Minneapolis.
-Bobby Load, Miami Punk Legend, Dies; Memorial Tribute Planned for Hialeah Fest
-Dan Hosker, Famed South Florida Punk and Holy Terrors Guitarist, Dead at 46