A Gruesome July 3 in the History of Rock and Roll

3 Jul

In 1969, Brian Jones, ex-Rolling Stones guitarist, is found dead in his swimming pool. Death is ruled a misadventure while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.It is now forty years since Brian Jones’ demise, where (dependent upon one’s sources) he either drowned or was murdered.

In 1971,the Doors’ vocalist Jim Morrison is found dead by longtime companion Pam Courson in the bathtub of the Paris apartment they shared. Morrison had gone to Paris to escape fame and focus on his poetry. Though the cause of death was officially listed as a heart attack there are indications that drugs (most likely heroin) played a part in the singer’s demise.


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