Born on this day in 1964, Christopher John Cornell was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions, and as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog.
Sadly, we lost Chris in May of 2017 when he took his own life after a gig in Detroit.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chris in 2009. As you could imagine he was very kind and soft spoken.
Today, in honor of his birthday, check out this compilation of live acoustic performances which really captures his intensity and intimacy.