Brian Jones - Jimi Hendrix-Jim Morrison
The weird fact about this is the fact that the 3 of the famous "members" are dying following each other, in the 1969, 1970 and 1971. And like that's not enough, Jones (Rolling Stones) and Jim Morrison share the same unlucky day of 3rd July.
By the time he was 19 he was the father of three illegitimate children by different women, had disappointed his parents in not finding work and was thrown out.
However, he was an accomplished musician and founded The Rolling Stones, leading the group until the songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards emerged as the dominant force. He was prone to sometimes violent mood swings, and even in the early days his drug-taking caused him to miss gigs. Neurotic and weepy, he was ostracised within his own band and in June 1969 was fired from the group.
Depressed, drinking heavily and using cocaine as well as prescription drugs to excess, he drowned in his swimming pool.
Finding the pressure of being in The Doors intense, he feared he was having a nervous breakdown. His performances became crazed. He later walked off stage mid-concert and a tour was cancelled. Escaping the attention, he moved to Paris with his girlfriend Pam Courson, but continued to drink heavily.
After he overdosed from snorting heroin, Pam put him in a bath to recover, but found him dead there the following morning.
Jimi Hendrix was described in Rolling Stone as:
the greatest guitarist of all time […] one of the biggest cultural figures of the Sixties, a psychedelic voodoo child who spewed clouds of distortion and pot smoke.
Hendrix believed that he had to be stoned to perform well and would use drugs and alcohol to perk up and wind down. He was tiring of constant touring and performing his hits, and his final concerts were booed.
On the night he died, he mixed up to nine sleeping pills (half of one is a normal dose) with a great deal of wine. In his sleep, he choked on his vomit.
Kurt Cobain harked back to his parents’ divorce, when he was nine, as the point at which his life had gone wrong. He became withdrawn and suicide became a preoccupation.
From the outset, his relationship with Courtney Love was a love affair steeped in heroin abuse. Within a year, Cobain had overdosed, as he would time and again Then while Love was asleep in their Rome hotel room, he overdosed on Rohypnol, the socalled ‘date-rape drug’.
He had left a suicide note saying his wife didn’t love him and that he’d rather die than go through a divorce like his parents.
Courtney Love saved him, but back in the U.S. he wrote a further suicide note, injected heroin and shot himself.
Many conspiracy theorists say that Cobain actually committed suicide simply because he wanted to join the club.
Interestingly Winehouse actually expressed her fear of dying at the age of 27 three days prior to her death.
Some people went to her shows just to see what crazy thing she’d do next, as fans had once gone to gawp at Jim Morrison.
Another theory that I have found interesting is based on Carl Gustav Jung's archetype concept.
The problem is, the Hero, is meant to die, by definition and with no exceptions.
If you stay in Larissa, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they'll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead, and their children after them, your name will be forgotten...
If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories in thousands of years! And the world will remember your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back... for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom. And I shall never see you again.