James Gurley

James Gurley's Death

Born (Birthday) December 22, 1939

Death Date December 20, 2009

Age of Death 69 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Palm Desert, California, United States

Profession Guitarist

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.

Personal 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.