Blind Lemon Jefferson
Final Resting Place:
Blind Lemon Jefferson Memorial Cemetery (the former Wortham Black Cemetery)
North 3rd Street
Wortham, Texas, 76693
Grave Location Description
As you pull your car into the formal entrance of the cemetery, immediately turn around, turn left back onto the highway and turn left the “other” entrance to the cemetery (this is known locally as the “colored cemetery”). Open the gate and drive ahead about 200 feet. His large marble marker is located in back along the fence.
Grave Location GPS31.797677, -96.463379
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popular name: Bobby Fuller
date_of_death: July 18, 1966
cause_of_death: Homicide by inhalation of gasoline (disputed)
best_know_for: "I fought the law and the law won". These words became an anthem for a generation of disaffected youth during the turbulent 60s. Written and sung by Bobby Fuller fronting the Bobby Fuller Four, like so many young talent of those unsettling times was destined to die a tragic death. A death that is a source of controversy and speculation today.
popular name: Jim Morrison
date_of_death: July 3, 1971
cause_of_death: Heart failure due to chronic alcohol abuse (disputed)
best_know_for: Jim Morrison was a legendary American singer, songwriter and poet, and best known for being the lead singer for the popular rock band The Doors. Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history. He was known for his wild personality, distinctive voice, and erratic performances. Of course the Doors were never part of the peace and free love movement exemplified by the Jefferson Airplane or Donavon. They really didn't fit the mold of acid rock, electric folk music or that of the Grateful Dead. And they certainly wouldn't be confused with the pop stylings of the Beatles. No the Doors were an anomaly in the world of sixties rock. Raw and powerful, dark and explosive, Jim Morrison's Dionysian lyrics and vocal energy were not an act and Jim Morrison was no rock star. Jim Morrison is now and will always be remembered as The Lizard King. Sadly at age 27, he was found dead in his bathtub by his girlfriend Pamela Courson. It was official listed as heart failure, but no autopsy was performed. It is suspected that his death might have been the result of an accidental heroin overdose.
popular name: Brian Jones
date_of_death: July 3, 1969
cause_of_death: Homicide - drowning (disputed)
best_know_for: Long-time Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman said of Brian Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. ... he was very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it – highly intelligent – and just kind of wasted it and blew it all away. Best known as the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones, initially a slide guitarist, went on to play a wide variety of instruments on Rolling Stones recordings and in concerts, including rhythm guitar, lead guitar, sitar, dulcimer, various keyboard instruments such as piano. After he was dismissed from his own band, he died tragically in the former A. A. Milne estate when he was murdered (disputed) in the swimming pool.