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On This Day in 1971:Jim Morrison found dead

The Doors

Jim Morrison, the lead singer of American rock group The Doors died in Paris aged 27.
He was found in a bathtub at his apartment at 17 Rue Beautraillis by his girlfriend, Pamela Courson.
A doctor's report stated the cause of death was heart failure aggravated by heavy drinking.
The rest of the band — keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore — were in the United States at the time.
Morrison, also known as the Lizard King, was born in Florida in 1943, his father Stephen was in the US Navy and rose to the rank of admiral.
He formed The Doors with Ray Manzarek in 1965 in Los Angeles

 

 

On This Day in 1927: Ken Russell born

Ken Russell

Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell was an English film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style. He attracted criticism for being obsessed with sexuality and the church
He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980).

 

 

 

On This Day in 1973: Laurens Hammond the inventor of the Hammond organ died aged 73

L Hammond

Many rock artists including Procol Harum, Keith Emerson, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band and The Faces featured the sound of the Hammond. He also invented a silent spring-driven clock and during the second world war he helped design guided missile systems.

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