The guitarist James Gurley died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company.
He spent four years at the Catholic Brothers of the Holy Cross church, preparing for a career in the clergy.
He taught himself guitar, practicing for hours on end, but without a formal lesson in his life.
He had an affair with Janis Joplin, who fronted Big Brother and the Holding Company.
He was inspired to make music by listening to Lightnin’ Hopkins.
How did James Gurley die?
Gurley died on December 20, 2009, from a heart attack at his home in Palm Desert, California, two days before his 70th birthday.