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  Doug Hopkins - Suprari (beta)
Douglas "Doug" Hopkins (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) was an American musician and songwriter from Tempe, Arizona.
Hopkins suffered from chronic depression and battled alcoholism early on with the Gin Blossoms.
Hopkins graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 or 1985 with a degree in sociology.
www.suprari.com /wiki.php?page=Doug_Hopkins   (355 words)

  
  Doug Hopkins
Douglas Hopkins (1961?-December 5, 1993) was an American musician and songwriter from Tempe, Arizona.
Hopkins graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 or 1985 with a degree in sociology.
On December 5, 1993, Hopkins laid down on his bed, in his apartment, put the gun in his mouth, and pulled the trigger.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/do/Doug_Hopkins.html   (293 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Douglas "Doug" Hopkins (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) was an American musician and songwriter from Tempe, Arizona.
Hopkins' songwriting 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.
Hopkins suffered from chronic depression and battled alcoholism early on with the Gin Blossoms.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Doug_Hopkins   (399 words)

  
 Phoenix - Music - Life After Death - phoenixnewtimes.com
Hopkins was unfazed by the departures, and by early '83 he and Leen had decided to put another group together.
Hopkins' new band was born one night after a get-together at Leen's house.
Hopkins' qualms with direction of the group and personal strife within the band put the final nail in the Psalms' coffin by the end of 1984.
www.phoenixnewtimes.com /Issues/1998-12-03/music2_2.html   (1365 words)

  
  National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Hopkins was champion of the Southern Division of the ILA in 1923 and 1924 and in 1924 Doug made Father Bill Schmeisser's Honor Roll of Hopkins Lacrosse Tradition.
Doug was twice president of ODK leadership fraternity, 1924 and 1925, president of Johns Hopkins Engineers 1948 and 1949, Alumni Trustee 1956-62, and national chairman of Alumni (Homewood) fund raising since 1960.
Doug was speaker at the 75th anniversary of the USILA, December 14, 1957, and became a director in 1961 of Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation.
www.lacrosse.org /museum/halloffame/view_profile.php?prof_id=215   (609 words)

  
 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Hopkins was champion of the Southern Division of the ILA in 1923 and 1924 and in 1924 Doug made Father Bill Schmeisser's Honor Roll of Hopkins Lacrosse Tradition.
Doug was twice president of ODK leadership fraternity, 1924 and 1925, president of Johns Hopkins Engineers 1948 and 1949, Alumni Trustee 1956-62, and national chairman of Alumni (Homewood) fund raising since 1960.
Doug was speaker at the 75th anniversary of the USILA, December 14, 1957, and became a director in 1961 of Lacrosse Hall of Fame Foundation.
www.uslacrosse.org /museum/halloffame/view_profile.php?prof_id=215   (609 words)

  
 Where It's Hot, 9/8 - 9/22/92
Hopkins is pleased with some of his playing on the album, but some details were changed from the rough mix of the record that he heard originally.
Doug Hopkins said his drinking never affected his performance and that drinking didn't stop him from recording every guitar part on the album.
Doug Hopkins said being a Blossom was great from their inception at a New Year's Eve party, to the days of the Del Monte shows at Long Wong's and up through the release of Up and Crumbling.
www.ginblossoms.info /hopkins.html   (1495 words)

  
 Gatorsports.com :: 100 years of Gator Football   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Douglas "Doug" Hopkins (April 11, 1961 – December 5, 1993) was an American musician and songwriter from Tempe, Arizona.
Hopkins' songwriting credits included the hits "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You," "Hold Me Down," "Until I Fall Away," and "Lost Horizons." His penchant for somber lyrics, matched with catchy guitar hooks and notable melodies underscored his memorable style.
Doug suffered from chronic depression and battled alcoholism early on with the Gin Blossoms.
www.gatorsports.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=wiki&text=Doug_Hopkins   (645 words)

  
 Doug Hopkins Died Gin Blossoms - Flower3000.com - Blossom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Doug Hopkins Died Gin Blossoms - Flower3000.com - Blossom
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Doug had battled problems with alcohol and depression long before the Gin Blossoms, but July of 1992 and promptly died, so the label moved on to
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 Gin Blossoms - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Alternative power popsters Gin Blossoms were formed in 1987 in Tempe, AZ, by longtime friends Bill Leen (bass) and Doug Hopkins (guitar), with an initial lineup also featuring vocalist Jesse Valenzuela, guitarist Richard Taylor, and drummer Chris McCann.
Hopkins' battle with alcoholism and depression had taken its toll on the band during the sessions for New Miserable Experience, and he was fired shortly after the record's release, with guitarist Scott Johnson taking his place.
Tragically, on December 5, 1993, Hopkins shot and killed himself, even as the songs he had written were blanketing the airwaves.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/839/Gin-Blossoms/1016042.html   (355 words)

  
 Doug Hopkins
Doug Hopkins Send to Friend Died Dec 5, 1993 Years Active 1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 Genre Rock AMG Artist ID P 87799 Corrections to this Entry?
Doug Hopkins Birth: 1961 Tempe Maricopa County Arizona, USA Death: Dec. 3, 1993 Tempe Maricopa County Arizona, USA Rock Musician.
Douglas "Doug" Hopkins was an American musician and songwriter from Tempe, Arizona.
www.spock.com /Doug-Hopkins   (186 words)

  
 Lost Horizons - A Tribute To Doug Hopkins
Doug wrote Lost Horizons just before the Gin Blossoms were formed, and was one of the new Hopkins' songs that was played during the Blossoms' debut show at Edcel's Attic in December 1987.
Doug remained friends with the band, and particularly Lawrence, and both of the parties were happy for the Chimeras to continue playing the songs that Hopkins had written in the band.
After Doug's death, the Zubia brothers began to replace old Hopkins tunes with new songs they'd written, both to establish the band in it's current form, and to because of the memories that playing a set full of Hopkins tracks would bring, though still held onto a few of the previous Hopkins songs.
www.users.on.net /~ord/losthorizons/discography.html   (8476 words)

  
 Arizona Republic, 12/7/93
Hopkins, 32, put the muzzle of a.38-caliber pistol into his mouth and pulled the trigger sometime between Friday and Sunday afternoon, ending a life haunted by depression and alcoholism.
Hopkins continued to be a major voice in the Tempe scene despite his drinking problem.
Hopkins ripped the band in subsequent interviews, and band members defended the dismissal, saying that Hopkins' drinking made him unreliable during the recording sessions.
www.ginblossoms.info /arizona_republic.html   (624 words)

  
 Doug Hopkins' Website
Doug, I'm sorry I can't make it to Calgary but I'll be thinking about you and all of the walkers and runners on June 10th.
Doug we're thinking of you in Salmon Arm and will be with you in spirit on June 10th.
Doug, I look forward to seeing you soon, and walking in Calgary this year, to honour you and your brother, my uncle Bob.
www.als.ca /events/mysite.aspx?fid=1279   (571 words)

  
 MySpace.com - Doug Hopkins - 46 - Male - Tempe, ARIZONA - www.myspace.com/doughopkins
The lesson we can learn from Doug's early exit is that everyone has value, even if we do not ourselves realize it, and we should strive to live through the challenges of daily and extraordinary living.
Doug, buddy, you've been such a great inspiriation and help to me through my tough times...and we've never even met.
Doug Hopkins is an often overlooked artist and guitarist and it's nice to see his life and work remembered here, well done.
profile.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=43406224   (774 words)

  
 Hybrid -
Doug left the band before the album's completion when his bouts with depression and alcoholism worsened.
Upon returning to Tempe, Hopkins was replaced by scene veteran and friend, Scott Johnson.
The enjoyment of their success was bittersweet, when in December of 1993 founding member Doug Hopkins committed suicide.
www.hybridrecordings.com /artist-content.php?id=157   (1193 words)

  
 7/16/03 - Growing Up Healthy - Subsidized Medical Care Changes
Doug: In January, thousands of poor families in Washington may face a tough decision: start paying monthly premiums for subsidized health insurance for their children or give up their coverage, which, for years, has been free.
Doug: State officials say they can now only afford to provide free coverage to children in the poorest families, those who make less than the federal poverty level, about 18-thousand dollars a year for a family of four.
Doug: With governments, especially state and local governments, struggling for funding, it may be that private sources will bear more of the burden of helping poor families get health care.
www.kpbx.org /news/july03/guhclini.htm   (1079 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Artist Bio
Alternative power popsters Gin Blossoms were formed in 1987 in Tempe, AZ, by longtime friends Bill Leen (bass) and Doug Hopkins (guitar), with an initial lineup also featuring vocalist Jesse Valenzuela, guitarist Richard Taylor, and drummer Chris McCann.
Hopkins' battle with alcoholism and depression had taken its toll on the band during the sessions for New Miserable Experience, and he was fired shortly after the record's release, with guitarist Scott Johnson taking his place.
Tragically, on December 5, 1993, Hopkins shot and killed himself, even as the songs he had written were blanketing the airwaves.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/artistbio.asp?CTR=107996   (343 words)

  
 purevolume™ | The Gin Blossoms
Doug left the band before the album's completion when his bouts with depression and alcoholism worsened.
Upon returning to Tempe, Hopkins was replaced by scene veteran and friend, Scott Johnson.
The enjoyment of their success was bittersweet, when in December of 1993 founding member Doug Hopkins committed suicide.
www.purevolume.com /theginblossoms   (1210 words)

  
 Saltwater... take two: The Tragedy of Doug Hopkins   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Doug Hopkins, lead songwriter and guitar player for the Gin Blossoms, was fired near the end of recording the album Hey Jealousy appeared on.
Sadly, Hopkins committed suicide toward the end of 1993, just as the album was achieving success, apparently due to major problems with alcoholism.
There are several tributes to Doug Hopkins, but unfortunately the Gin Blossom's official site attempts to mask his contributions to the band as they move forward seeking further success.
saltwater.typepad.com /take_two/2006/02/the_tragedy_of_.html   (342 words)

  
 Walmart.com - Music Downloads
This album stands as a sad memorial to Doug Hopkins' ability to craft winning songs out of the abject misery of his own life.
Hopkins had been thrown out of the band he formed before NEW MISERABLE EXPERIENCE was released, and by the time "Hey Jealousy" and "Found About You", two of his most engaging and self-deprecatory songs, had broken the band in America, he had taken his own life in a fit of depression.
The album is not entirely about Hopkins (Jesse Valenzuela's "Mrs Rita" and Robin Wilson's "Allison Road" are also strong contenders), but it is his songs that remain longest in the memory.
www.walmart.com /swap/LoadAlbumInfo.do?itemId=2703436   (311 words)

  
 New Miserable Experience - Gin Blossoms - Similar Albums
The group was founded and spiritually led by singer-guitarist Doug Hopkins, who also wrote the band's best songs; by the time New Miserable Experience, the band's major-label debut,...
The group was founded and spiritually led by singer-guitarist Doug Hopkins, who also wrote the band's best songs; by the time New Miserable Experience, the band's major-label debut, was released, Hopkins had been kicked out (his bandmates had apparently tired of dealing with his alcoholism).
Shortly after the album's release Hopkins killed himself, and the band subsequently enjoyed the biggest hit of its career with "'Til I Hear It From You" (which, perversely, never appeared on a Gin Blossoms album, but only on the Empire Records soundtrack).
www.mp3.com /albums/46643/similar.html   (650 words)

  
 Dave Farquhar's Silicon Underground - Can I ever buy a record again?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Doug Hopkins isn't a household name, but if you've listened to popular music for the past decade, you've heard his songs.
The deposed Hopkins wrote a few new songs and formed a new band, then another, but he was bitter.
After his death, Hopkins' lawyer guessed that his future songwriting royalties would be worth at least $500,000.
dfarq.homeip.net /article.php?story=1213   (1398 words)

  
 AudioStreet.Net - OAk Info
Doug and Bryan happened to fall into Melancholy_Malice_ with Ross Lauver and Zack Kienast.
Sometime in Late October 2002 Doug, Bryan, Nick, and Grady all came together in a cold barn on a fall evening.
With a little bit of liquer that day Doug was able to warm up to his new friends and sing.
www.audiostreet.net /artist.aspx?artistid=2651&mode=info   (346 words)

  
 Univ at Buffalo, EE438 Co-Op
Work periods are available for Summer: mid-May through early August; Fall: late August to mid-December or mid-January; Spring: late January through mid-May. There is a total limit accepted by the Department- See the undergraduate manual for details.
Hopkins, a short, but full proposal is needed.
The format can be one suggested by the Co-op company, from previous university courses or use the Recommended Proposal Format extracted from the EE402 Group Senior Design course.
www.ee.buffalo.edu /faculty/dchopkins/ee438CoOp   (941 words)

  
 You should know about ... Doug Hopkins - Entertainment
When Hopkins' body was found in his Tempe, Ariz. apartment, he had $498 in his pocket - every dollar that he had in his name.
Over a year before his death in April 1992, while the Gin Blossoms were recording their debut, he was fired from the band he had founded five years earlier because he was frequently so intoxicated that he was unable to play his guitar parts in the studio.
After being replaced in the Gin Blossoms, Hopkins formed a new band in Tempe, The Chimeras, and watched as the songs he had written for his former group helped propel two of its singles into the top 10 and push "New Miserable Experience" to multi-platinum status.
media.www.dailytexanonline.com /media/storage/paper410/news/2004/12/02/Entertainment/You-Should.Know.About.Doug.Hopkins-818792.shtml   (478 words)

  
 Gin Blossoms
Doug left the band before the album's completion when his bouts with depression and alcoholism worsened.
Upon returning to Tempe, Hopkins was replaced by scene veteran and friend, Scott Johnson.
The enjoyment of their success was bittersweet, when in December of 1993 founding member Doug Hopkins committed suicide.
www.ginblossoms.net /band.php   (1188 words)

  
 Lost Horizons - A Tribute To Doug Hopkins
In the studio were friends and band mates of Doug Hopkins, recalling their memories of Douglas, and featured his music.
Just as impressive as the number of songs Doug wrote, is the number of songs that have been written about or in refference to him.
Doug Hopkins, however the author took the character's name from the liner notes of New Miserable Experience.
www.users.on.net /~ord/losthorizons/tributes.html   (1478 words)

  
 MySpace.com - Doug Hopkins - - Rock - www.myspace.com/doughopkinsrock
Doug's influence on the music world is noticed everywhere.
Doug Hopkins is one of my alltime favorite songwriters and one of the most underrated out there.
Doug, you are among the best songwriters to ever live.
profile.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=210244353   (1072 words)

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