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

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    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)
    much more at link above

    WS link:

    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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    marie-chantal Language analyst

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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.
     
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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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    wfgodot Former Member

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    marie-chantal Language analyst

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    That is my favorite Stones album! It has "Dandelion", my favorite Stones song.
     
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    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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

    [video=youtube;1s361NDi7Do]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s361NDi7Do[/video]
     
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    Yup. Charter members really.
     
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    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    My favourite Doors song

    [video=youtube;u_-pDIuCiao]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_-pDIuCiao[/video]
     
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    I can see how Under My Thumb is misogynistic, but not so much Love Me Two Times.

    From Wikipedia:

    "According to band members, the song was about a soldier/sailor on his last day with his girlfriend before shipping out, ostensibly to war (Vietnam)".
     
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    That's certainly not made clear in the song; the message seems to be only "(beep) me twice, I'm leaving you, babe/girl."
     

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