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Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch

Full Name: Adam Nathaniel Yauch [MCA/Nathanial Hörnblowér]
Profession: Rocker

United States of America

Biography: Best known by his stage name, MCA, Yauch was one of the founders of the hip hop group, Beastie Boys, along with Mike D and Adam Horovitz.

They are Billboard's best-selling rap group ever, releasing albums from 1986 until Yauch's early death from cancer in 2012. The band disbanded out of respect to Yauch.

Yauch also occasionally used the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér.

Born: August 5, 1964
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo

Died: May 4, 2012 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1998-05-31 American "Beastie Boys" rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Historical Events

  • 1986-11-15 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts
  • 2012-04-14 Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Adam Yauch too ill to attend
  • 2012-04-14 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Beastie Boys; Donovan; Guns N' Roses; Laura Nyro; The Red Hot Chili Peppers; The (Small) Faces; The Blue Caps; The Comets; The Crickets; The Famous Flames; The Midnighters; The Miracles; Freddie King; Don Kirshner; Tom Dowd; Glyn Johns; and Cosimo Matassa
  • 2013-05-03 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

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