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    03 July: Brian Jones drowns (1969); Jim Morrison - dead in Paris bathtub (1971)

    Ill-fated day in rock history, this one. Both of these deaths have given rise to a host of rumors about what caused them.

    Brian Jones and Jim Morrison die, two years apart to the day (history.com)
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    For all the highly publicized brushes with the law that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards would have in the late 1960s, it was the original leader of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones, who was the group's original bad boy—who lived, in the words of Pete Townshend, "on a higher planet of decadence than anyone I would ever meet."
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    Two years later to the day, another 27-year-old rock star would die under uncertain circumstances: Jim Morrison. As the charismatic frontman of the iconic 1960s group The Doors, Jim Morrison created a template that charismatic frontmen are still emulating nearly half a century later. Young, good-looking and clad in skintight black leather pants, the Lizard King mesmerized a generation with his stage presence and his lyrics about funeral pyres and mystic heated wine.
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    much more at link above

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    Rolling Stone Brian Jones 1969 death might have been murder

    We don't seem to have a Jim Morrison thread devoted to the various rumors about his demise. How can such things be??

    Trivia note: Brian Jones drowned at the former home of A.A. Milne, creator, of course, of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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    He was born in the same hospital as two of my son's.

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    Love, love, loved the Doors with JM, and even the reborn Doors had a few good ones. Liked a lot of the early Rolling Stones' music....have posted boocoodles of both on FB...thanks for the info and reminder...

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    I am a die-hard Stones fan, and Brian Jones' death has always fascinated me. Supposedly, Frank Thorogood, a construction worker and caretaker at Jones' house confessed to drowning Brian on his deathbed in 1993.

    I've also heard a theory that there was a bad batch of heroin going around at the time Jim Morrison died. There were a few other people in Morrison's circle in Europe who died of heroin overdoses during the same time period. Even the guy who sold heroin to Jim and Pam (Jean de Breteuil, a baron or count, I can't remember which) died of an overdose not long after Morrison. Talitha Getty was another person in that circle who died of a heroin overdose that summer.
    Do you have language questions or letters/documents that you'd like to have examined in order to determine the language background of the writer? I can help!

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    For some reason - psychedelicness? outright spaciness? - the Stones's Their Satanic Majesties Request seems the most "Brian" of their albums; even though it was his love of basic blues - Elmore James and Robert Johnson in particular - which led him to be the chief founder of the band, his contribution to the LP is seen most in his toying with the elaborate psychic soundscapes which inform many of the tracks on this, one of the most underrated albums of the '60s:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BajH1t3uHY
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    Oddly, the Doors picked up some of those Brian-beloved blues on their last album with this John Lee Hooker cover:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6nLpTp1EV8
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    For some reason - psychedelicness? outright spaciness? - the Stones's Their Satanic Majesties Request seems the most "Brian" of their albums; even though it was his love of basic blues - Elmore James and Robert Johnson in particular - which led him to be the chief founder of the band, his contribution to the LP is seen most in his toying with the elaborate psychic soundscapes which inform many of the tracks on this, one of the most underrated albums of the '60s:
    Rolling Stones 2000 Light Years from Home - YouTube
    That is my favorite Stones album! It has "Dandelion", my favorite Stones song.
    Do you have language questions or letters/documents that you'd like to have examined in order to determine the language background of the writer? I can help!

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    England's dancing days are done...

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    I was too young to remember the death of Brian Jones. Were him and Jim 27 clubbers?

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    England's dancing days are done...


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    Quote Originally Posted by badhorsie View Post
    I was too young to remember the death of Brian Jones. Were him and Jim 27 clubbers?
    Yup. Charter members really.

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    My favourite Doors song

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    England's dancing days are done...

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    Stones and Doors responsible for two of the more misogynistic singles in '60s rock:
    rolling stones - under my thumb - YouTube
    the doors - love me two times - YouTube
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    Lengthy look at the "myths, rumors and urban legends" surrounding Jimbo's death (or "death," as you like it).

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