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Mia Zapata (1965–1993)

Mia Zapata grew up listening to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles and Hank Williams. She was also a gifted poet and artist. In the fall of 1986, she formed a rock band called The Gits with three classmates at Antioch College in Ohio. In 1989, they relocated to Seattle, where grunge rock and street punk was burgeoning. The Gits ... See full bio »


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(age 27) in Seattle, Washington, USA

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 2005 The Gits (Documentary) (lyrics: "Whirlwind", "Absynthe", "It All Dies Anyway", "Tempt Me", "Sniveling Little Ratfaced Gits", "Guilt Within Your Head", "Cut My Skin", "Social Love II", "Another Shot of Whiskey", "Wingo Lamo", "While You're Twisting, I'm Still Breathing", "Eleven", "Second Skin", "Bob (Cousin O)", "Social Love I", "Precious Blood", "Daily Bread") / (performer: "Social Love I", "Cut My Skin") / (writer: "Social Love II", "Social Love I", "Cut My Skin", "Precious Blood")
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 1996 Hype! (Documentary)
Herself - The Gits
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 2007 The Forensic Files (TV Series documentary)
- The Day the Music Died (2007) ... Herself
 2005 The Investigators (TV Series documentary)
- Death of a Rising Star (2005) ... Herself
 2005 The Gits (Documentary)
 2004 City Confidential (TV Series documentary)
- Seattle, WA: Long Walk Home (2004) ... Herself
 2004 48 Hours (TV Series documentary)
- Who Killed the Rock Star? (2004) ... Herself

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The story of her tragic rape and murder was featured on Unsolved Mysteries. The Story was updated to include her killer's arrest but the trial had not yet happened at the time. See more »

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