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Author Topic: TWO ON ONE: THE DEATHS OF BRIAN JONES AND JIM MORRISON  (Read 39 times)
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« on: July 03, 2018, 12:01:45 pm »

He was the founding father of the Rolling Stones. He could play virtually anything he picked up: dulcimer, lute, sitar, xylophone. And he died on this date in 1969.

Brian Jones began to lose influence in the band he founded when they began to move toward mainstream Rock, and away from pure blues. Compounding that problem, when the manager, Andrew Loog Oldham pressured Mick Jagger and Keith Richard to start writing the band's material, he was further marginalized. But it was his lifestyle that killed him.

Brian Jones had several out of wedlock children in the early 60s, when he was barely out of his own teens. His abuse of illegal drugs and legal alcohol were legendary. And if increasingly affected his membership in the band. If he showed up at all, he was increasingly late. Many times if he did show up, he was too high to play. And his conviction for drug use cost him entry into the United States, and the band a U.S. tour.

So in early June, 1969, Jagger and Richard fired Brian Jones from the rolling Stones, with both sides concocting the usual 'musical differences', 'wants to follow his own path' BS, to cover it up.

Three weeks later, Brian Jones was found on the bottom of his swimming pool, dead, probably ass a result of a drowning while under the influence. Jones was 27 years old.

Two years later, another rocker was found dead in a body of water, in this case a bathtub in Paris. He was also 27. His name was Jim Morrison.

Morrison had risen to fame, and notoriety as the lead singer, poet/'lizard king' of the rock band the Doors [although contrary to popular belief, he didn't write "Light My Fire", guitarist Robby Krieger did]. Morrison mixed prodigious amounts of alcohol with his various drugs of choice, and his conduct onstage became more bizarre, culminating in an arrest for exposing himself to an audience.

By 1971, Morrison had abandoned the band and decamped to Paris, possibly with an eye on a writing career. Instead, two years after Jones' death, he was found in the bathtub, with his death ruled the result of a heart attack, despite the failure of the authorities to conduct an autopsy. They should have. The odds that drugs contributed to Morrison's passing are more than minimal.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 10:31:42 am »

Rolling Stones are my favorite band. Love their blues songs. Sweet Virgina, Love in Vain. Did not know Jones lost entry to USA. I also thought Jones and Keith where seeing the same girl. Palenburg I think her name was. She just died some time ago.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 02:32:05 pm »

Rolling Stones are my favorite band. Love their blues songs. Sweet Virgina, Love in Vain. Did not know Jones lost entry to USA. I also thought Jones and Keith where seeing the same girl. Palenburg I think her name was. She just died some time ago.

Anita Pallenberg [Pallenburg(?)] was Jones' girlfriend, and Richard stole her from him. As I recall, she was heavily into drugs with both men.
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