The queen of rock and roll. She was hands-down the most important female rock musicians in her era. Her fourth album was released just three months after her death, in 1971. Joplin died of a heroine overdose and left behind some of the most powerful music we’ll honestly probably ever see.
The lead singer for The Doors, Morrison died on July 7th, 1971. He was a rare talent, and his wild personality made him an iconic musician. He died of heart failure in France.
He died exactly two years after Brian Jones, and nine months after Janis Joplin.
Where does one possibly even began when describing what Jimi Hendrix leaves behind? Although his career was really only four years long, he’s remembered as one of the most influential and important electric guitarists of all time.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.
A founding member of The Grateful Dead, McKernan passed away on March 8th, 1973. He was described by his friends as incredibly sweet, and the backbone of the band.
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson.
Anyone with the nickname “Blind Owl” had to be nothing less than an incredibly talented and cool person. Wilson was the co-founder, leader, and main songwriter for the band Canned Heat.
Still, several more people died at the age of 27…