First, it was the break-up of Dead Moon, whom you might remember from Oliver Hall's CD review a few weeks back. And today, we learned of the unfortunate passing of Shocking Blue lead singer Mariska Veres, whose stunning voice you might remember from the original version of “Venus.” The band also recorded “Love Buzz,” which most Nirvana fans know and love. My personal favorite, however, is “Rock in the Sea.” Please, don't hunt the internet for free downloads. Go out and buy a best of Shocking Blue. They deserve it.