I have no idea who that person is, or why he shot himself when he was that drunk, but Pandora has been playing a lot of Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf for me - nice music, funny name. He was German, don't you know.
We wore that album out back then. Tragic end to a very talented guy.
Just being born in 1947 fated many of his musical cohort to anonymity. Montrose did as well if not better than most. His bandmate was in Van Hagar for a while.