Even though you didn’t celebrate birthdays… I celebrate your life pretty much every day. Happy Birthday, Prince Rogers Nelson. Hard at work on Dead in MPLS: Prince (Issue #14)! Coming very soon!
I will be tackling the stories of two of the biggest pop icons of this generation. Prince and George Michael. Two artists we lost too soon. I can’t stop listening to Prince at the moment which makes it difficult to not want to jump ahead and focus on the Prince issue. I can’t wait to share with you all so many personal photos of my trip two weeks ago,
𝙸 𝚆𝙸𝚂𝙷 𝚈𝙾𝚄 𝙷𝙴𝙰𝚅𝙴𝙽: 𝚃𝚠𝚘 𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚜 𝚊𝚐𝚘 𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚞𝚜𝚋𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙 𝚝𝚘 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎'𝚜 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚑𝚘𝚖𝚎/𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚘 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟹𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑. 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚕𝚍 𝚊 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚖𝚢 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝙲𝙳-𝚁𝙾𝙼 𝚐𝚊𝚖𝚎 "𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎" 𝚒𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟺. 𝙸𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚞𝚗𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚛, 𝙸 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚎𝚢 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚗𝚍, 𝚞𝚗𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎'𝚜 𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚍𝚒𝚘 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚜𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚐𝚖𝚊 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝙿𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎. 𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 𝙼𝙿𝙻𝚂: 𝙿𝚁𝙸𝙽𝙲𝙴 (𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 #𝟷𝟺) 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚜 𝚖𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚓𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚢 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚢 𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚍𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚢 𝚒𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝙸 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚝 𝚖𝚢 𝟷𝟺-𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛-𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚏𝚛𝚎𝚎. 𝚆𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝙰𝚕𝚙𝚑𝚊𝚋𝚎𝚝 𝚂𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚝? 𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝟸 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚊𝚠𝚗.
On Sunday afternoon, October 4, 1970, producer Paul Rothchild became concerned when Janis Joplin failed to show up at Sunset Sound Recorders for a recording session in which she was scheduled to provide the vocal track for the already-existing instrumental track of the song "Buried Alive in the Blues." In the evening, Full Tilt Boogie's road manager, John Cooke, drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood where Joplin was staying. He saw Joplin's psychedelically paintedPorsche 356 C Cabriolet in the parking lot, and upon entering Joplin's room (#105), he found her dead on the floor beside her bed. The official cause of death was a heroin overdose, possibly compounded by alcohol.
“I'm a victim of my own insides. There was a time when I wanted to know everything ... It used to make me very unhappy, all that feeling. I just didn't know what to do with it. But now I've learned to make that feeling work for me. I'm full of emotion and I want a release, and if you're on stage and if it's really working and you've got the audience with you, it's a oneness you feel.” -Janis Joplin
The cause of Jim Morrison's death is unknown - he dies in Paris, and an autopsy's not required under French law. The “official” cause of death is listed as “congestive heart failure,” but many theorize that he died of a drug overdose. Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, joined the 27 Club when he died on July 3, 1971. Morrison’s downfall begins at a 1969 Florida concert where he's accused of exposing himself in front of the audience. He is convicted of “indecent exposure and profanity,” leading promoters to cancel the band’s remaining shows. Morrison escapes to Paris in March of ’71 with his girlfriend, Pamela Courson. He gains so much weight in Paris that he becomes unrecognizable, leading many to worry that his health might be in danger. There are three main theories on how Morrison died - If I leave one out, let me know in the comments! THEORY 1: Morrison and Courson spend the night listening to records and snorting heroin - Morrison is known to be afraid of needles. The heroin they smoke is particularly strong and Morrison ODs. He's placed in a warm bath, which is said to help revive people OD-ing on heroin. It didn't work. His body is found the following morning in the bathtub. DEADINHOLLYWOOD.COM #jimmorrison #deadinhollywood #truecrime #zine #hollywood #drugs #OD #thedoors