Music History for

July 3


1854 - Composer Leos Janacek was born.

1879 - Composer Philippe Gaubert was born.

1967 - The Doors released the song "Light My Fire" in the U.S.

1969 - Brian Jones (formerly of the Rolling Stones) was found dead in his swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, England, home.

1971 - Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris at age 27. He allegedly died of a heroin overdose.

1975 - Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) was arrested for cocaine possession.

1989 - The New Kids on the Block released the single "Hangin' Tough."

1995 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) pled innocent to drug charges.

2002 - Sony/ATV Publishing announced it would buy a country music catalog from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million.