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The Hudson Valley Remembers Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell passed away Wednesday night at the age of 52.

ABC News reports that Cornell died after a performance in Detroit, where he was on tour. The musician’s family is reportedly shocked and devastated by the news. Fans in the Hudson Valley are also waking up surprised to hear about Cornell’s passing.

Chris Cornell led the grunge movement of the 90’s. His band, Soundgarden, broke ground alongside Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana to redefine rock for a whole new generation.

Cornell has performed many times in the Hudson Valley. A stop at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie was captured by a fan and posted to YouTube. Here is Cornell singing a haunting rendition of Black Hole Sun for an enthusiastic Hudson Valley crowd back in 2011:

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During the infancy of his career, Chris Cornell and Soundgarden played the Chance in Poughkeepsie. Their January of 1990 show was also captured by a fan.

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We want to hear your local memories of Chris Cornell. Were you at one of his Hudson Valley shows? We invite you to share your pictures and videos on our Facebook page.


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