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Died On This Date (January 1, 1982) Jeanette Jacobs / The Cake

Posted by themusicsover on January 1, 2010

Jeanette Jacobs
1950 – January 1, 1982

Jeanette Jacobs is perhaps best remembered as a member of the ’60s girl group, the Cake.  Formed in 1966, the singing pop trio were fairly unique in that they generally performed songs they had written themselves.  The Cake released a handful of albums and singles before breaking up in 1968.  Jacobs then went on to tour with Dr. John and later, settled in England where she joined the short-lived Ginger Baker’s Air Force.  She was romantically linked to Jimi Hendrix, and later married Chris Wood of Traffic fame.  Jeanette Jacobs died on January 1, 1982.  She was 30 years old.

Thanks to Anne Bentley for the assist.

 

 

 

6 Responses to “Died On This Date (January 1, 1982) Jeanette Jacobs / The Cake”

  1. Fanatic said

    She knew Jimi way before he went to England and did not pass from a seizure ! She never had seizures!

    • Angela libell said

      How did Jeanette die if not from a seizure.
      Thanks

      • karen said

        Jeanette was one of my best friends for years in London. We lived together with Chris and she had many grand mal seizures.
        She adored Jimmy and I believe is with him now. She also took her fair share of downers to stop the seizure s that she had later in life.
        I experienced them with her. SHE WAS A BRILLIANT POET AND SONG WRITER. WE SAT MANY A NIGHT WHILE SHE WROTE AND WE SANG.

  2. Chelsea Lee said

    She overdosed and never had seizures

    • Angela Libell said

      Chelsea,
      The Cake were certainly very talented. Will you ever tell the story? I met Chris before he died.
      Angela

  3. Wasn't she married to chris

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