Rock Icons – How did they really die?

Have you ever wondered if some of the most famous rock icons really died from an overdose, or was it something more sinister? That’s exactly the twist that Chris Formant puts on the story in his new book Bright Midnight.

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“They were the voice of Gantry Elliot’s generation—Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison—comets that lit up the sky and disappeared too soon. Elliot longs for the days when rock and roll blazed with fierce originality, even as he struggles to keep up with current trends as an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone. Still, it was a comfortable living until someone started sending him anonymous packages containing cryptic notes and eye-popping revelations.

As the packages grow more urgent and frightening, Elliot is forced to confront a terrifying possibility—could someone be behind the deaths of music’s legends? With the help of the FBI he follows the trail, which might lead to copycat murders, a serial killer—or something even worse.”

This book is fantastic and sure to be loved by anyone that was and still is a fan of the music of these rock icons. Chris Formant takes the tragic deaths of these amazing artists and makes you believe that things happened a different way.

I grew up listening to these icons, even if they were before my time; their music lives in rock and roll history. The deaths hit their fans hard, especially given the strange circumstances surrounding those deaths.

Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison…all 27, and all gone. There are those fans that truly believe that something sinister happened to all of them. I am truly amazed at this story, and it gripped my attention, right from the start.

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The author, Chris Formant, holds a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He knows music; The unanswered questions about the deaths of these rock icons led him to write this great book. He certainly did his research too!

He conducted research in the archives of the Hall of Fame; studied advanced forensics techniques, and gained insights from Doctors, FBI investigators, and a former editor of Rolling Stones magazine. It’s not hard to see why this book is being called “The DaVinci Code for Rock and Roll fans”

This book puts modern technology to use, solving these deaths…and it makes you think, “what if?” If you have a music lover in your family, this would be an awesome book to get them. Especially if they are partial to the sounds of Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison.

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