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Brian Jones - Rolling Stones founder and rhythm guitarist/multi-instrumentalist.|
Died: 3 July 1969 - Drowned in swimming pool.
Jimi Hendrix - Pioneering electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Band of Gypsys.
Died: 18 September 1970 - Asphyxiated on vomit after accidental overdose of sleeping pills.
Janis Joplin - Lead vocalist and songwriter for Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band.
Died: 4 October 1970 - Possible heroin overdose.
Jim Morrison - Poet, lead singer, songwriter, and video director for The Doors.
Died: 3 July 1971 - Official cause of death listed as "heart failure" but, as no autopsy was performed, the actual cause remains mysterious. Possible accidental overdose.
Kurt Cobain - Lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for Nirvana.
Died: 8 April 1994 - Officially recorded as suicide by self inflicted gun shot, although there remains much speculation.
Louis Chauvin - Ragtime musician.
Died: 26 March 1908 - Syphilis.
Robert Johnson - Bluesman. Recorded very famous and influential set of 29 songs that influenced many famous musicians after himncluding Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin.
Died: 16 August 1938 - Unknown, but typically credited to strychnine poisoning. Possibly shot.
Jesse Belvin - R&B singer and songwriter.
Died: 6 February 1960 - Car accident.
Johnny Kidd - Leader, singer & songwriter for Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Died: 7 October 1966 Car Accident.
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson - Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat.
Died: 3 September 1970 - Barbiturate overdose, possible suicide.
Les Harvey - Guitarist of Stone the Crows.
Died: 2 May 1972 - Electrocuted by a microphone.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - Founding member and keyboardist of the Grateful Dead.
Died: 8 March 1973 - Gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism.
Dave Alexander - Bassist for The Stooges.
Died: 10 February 1975 - Pulmonary edema.
Peter Ham - Keyboardist/Guitarist, leader of Badfinger.
Died: 24 April 1975 - Suicide by hanging.
Gary Thain - Former bassist of Uriah Heep.
Died: 8 December 1975 - Drug overdose.
Chris Bell - Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo.
Died: 27 December 1978 - Car accident; drove into a telegraph pole.
D. Boon - Guitarist, lead singer of punk band the Minutemen.
Died: 22 December 1985 - Lying down in the back of a van when it left the road, he was thrown from the van and broke his neck.
Pete de Freitas - Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen.
Died: 14 June 1989 - Motorcycle accident returning from filming a music video.
Mia Zapata - Lead singer of The Gits.
Died: 7 July 1993 - Murdered.
Kristen Pfaff - Bass guitarist for Hole.
Died: 16 June 1994 - Heroin overdose.
Fat Pat - Rapper and member of Screwed Up Click.
Died: 3 February 1998 - Shot.
Sean Patrick McCabe - Lead singer of Ink & Dagger.
Died: 28 August 2000 - Choked on his own vomit after ingesting too much alcohol.
Jeremy Michael Ward - The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator.
Died: 25 May 2003 - Heroin overdose.
Bryan Ottoson - Guitarist for American Head Charge.
Died: 19 April 2005 - Accidental prescription drug overdose.