This article is about the strange situation of Death of these three big stars, named the 3Js. I will start by briefly introducing these three giants and then describe the death of each.
Jimi Hendrix (James Marshall) was born on November 27th 1942. He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is considered as the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era across a range of genres. Hendrix had his success first in Europe and then achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix took part of the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival. Rolling Stone named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time in 2003.
If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. -Jimi Hendrix
Jim Morrison (James Douglas) was born in December 8th 1943. He was an American singer, songwriter, poet, writer and filmmaker. He was lead singer and lyricist of The Doors. He wrote several poetry books and directed short documentary films. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
“Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.” -Jim Morrison
Janis (Lyn) Joplin was born on January 19th 1943. She was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger from Port Arthur, Texas. She gained fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Joplin was ranked Rolling Stone magazine number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004 and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
“On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. “- Janis Joplin
The three artists where leading figures in the movement for peace against war in Vietnam. Janis and Jimi took part of the famous Woodstock Festival in August 19th, 1969.
The Doors’ “The Unknown Soldier” in the Album “Waiting For The Sun” released in 1968.
Wait until the war is overAnd we’re both a little olderThe unknown soldier Breakfast where the news is readTelevision children fedUnborn living, living deadBullet strikes the helmet’s head And it’s all overFor the unknown soldierIt’s all overFor the unknown soldier, uh hu-uhHut!Hut!Hut ho hee up!Hut!Hut!Hut ho hee up!Hut!Hut!Hut ho hee up!Comp’nee,Halt!Pree-sent arms! Make a grave for the unknown soldierNestled in your hollow shoulderThe unknown soldier Breakfast where the news is readTelevision children fedBullet strikes the helmet’s head And, it’s all over,The war is over.It’s all over, war is over.It’s all over, baby!All over, baby!All, all over, yeah!Aah, hah-hah.All over, all over, babe!Oh! Oh yeah!All over, all over!Ye-e-e-ah…
Jimi Hendrix died on September 18th 1970 in London in his girlfriend’s Monika Dannemann flat at the Samarkand Hotel. In her original testimony Dannemann claimed that Hendrix had taken nine of her prescribed Vesperax sleeping pills but surgeon John Bannister said Hendrix had asphyxiated in his own vomit, mainly red wine which had filled his airways. Later Dannemann claimed that Hendrix was alive when placed in the back of the ambulance and the ambulance crew denied it.
“I don’t believe for one minute that he killed himself. That was out of the question.” — Chas Chandler, Hendrix Producer
“I believe the circumstances surrounding his death are suspicious and I think he was murdered.” — Ed Chalpin, Proprietor of Studio 76
“I feel he was murdered, frankly. Somebody gave him something. Somebody gave him something they shouldn’t have.” — John McLaughlin, Guitarist, Mahavishnu Orchestra
Jim Morrison died on July 3rd 1971 in a Paris apartment. No autopsy was performed according to the French law because the medical examiner found no evidence of foul play (Dishonest or treacherous behavior). Pamela Courson his life companion stated that Morrison had died of a heroin overdose and that Morrison had been coughing badly, had gone to take a bath, and had thrown up blood. In the epilogue of No One Here Gets Out Alive it was claimed that Morrison had asthma and was suffering from a respiratory condition involving a chronic cough and throwing up blood on the night of his death. Sam Bernett a close friend of Morrison alleged that Morrison was then moved back to the rue Beautreillis apartment and dumped in the bathtub by the same two drug dealers from whom Morrison had purchased the heroin.
Janis Joplin died on October 4th 1970. She was found dead on the floor in Landmark Motor Hotel where she has been a guest since August 24th. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin. Reportedly, eight other users died from the strong heroin sold that weekend. She chatted casually with the hotel clerk, who later said she seemed perfectly natural.