Doug Hopkins, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Doug Hopkins

American musician

Date of Birth: 11-Apr-1961

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Date of Death: 05-Dec-1993

Profession: songwriter, guitarist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Doug Hopkins

  • Douglas Owen "Doug" Hopkins (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) was an American musician and songwriter.
  • He co-founded the Gin Blossoms, a popular modern rock band of the early 1990s, with Richard Taylor.
  • He was the band's lead guitarist and a principal songwriter. Hopkins' writing credits included the hits "Hey Jealousy", "Found Out About You", "Hold Me Down", and "Lost Horizons".
  • His penchant for somber lyrics, matched with catchy guitar hooks and notable melodies, underscored his memorable style.
  • He committed suicide, shooting himself while in the early stages of mental health treatment for alcoholism, shortly after receiving a gold disc for "Hey Jealousy".

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