Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Break on through (to the other side)
On this date 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. And, also on this date, 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. However, murder rumors circulate. A deadly two-fer for this 3rd of July. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info. Keep on rockin’, and be glad you’re not dead!