This day in 1969 and in 1971 two everlasting rock superstars passed away. They were both aged 27, as old as several other legends that died that young, such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson and Kurt Cobain. The press labelled them the 27 Club.
52 years ago today, on 3 July 1971, the voice/face JIM MORRISON of eternal rock icons The Doors was found dead in a bathtub in Paris, France, the cause of death was given as
a heart attack. It followed years of drug and alcohol addiction.
54 years ago today, on 3 July 1969, the musical genius BRIAN JONES of The Rolling Stones drowned while under the influence of drugs/alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his private pool. His body was found at the bottom of the pool by his Swedish girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner’s report stated “Death by misadventure”, and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse.
Talking about The Stones.
Jim Morrison image: cover of his ‘American Prayer’ album
Brian Jones: cover of bio book by Laura Jackson