On This Day: July 3, 1971
James Douglas “Jim” Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors, as well as a poet. Jim Morrison would often improvise poem passages while the band played live, which was his trademark. He was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and is widely regarded, with his wild personality and performances, as one of the most iconic, charismatic and pioneering frontmen in rock music history.
“It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family and we request that the public respect their wishes for privacy at this time.
This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly – a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in Peace.”
Formed in the mid 1990’s, Trish Keenan was a founding member of Broadcast and she brought her 60’s styled vocals to their unique electro/dream-pop music.
Trish Keenan was one of the founding members of Broadcast, who formed in the mid-1990s as a quintet. Trish Keenan was 42.