Case Study 47

Cole Porter
Dimebag Darrel

This is the birth chart of Cole Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964). Porter was an American songwriter and composer. He was a musical child prodigy, writing his first operetta at the age of 10. He attended Yale University where he wrote over 300 songs. He got his first hit at the age of 39 on Broadway in 1928 with the musical Paris. He wrote scores for Hollywood movies and eventually television. He died in 1964 of kidney failure in Santa Monica CA.

This is the birth chart of Darrell Lance Abbot better known as Dimebag Darrell of the rock band Pantera (August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004). He began playing guitar when he was 12 and, as “Diamond Darrell” released his first album at the age of 16. The band Pantera broke up in 2003 and he formed the band Damageplan with his brother Vinnie Paul. In December of 2004 Darrell was shot and killed while on stage in Columbus Ohio. The shooter murdered three others before officers arrived and killed him.