After her first performance at the New Grand Theater in Grand Rapids, Minn., at the ripe young age of 30 months old, Garland went on to star in 35 films and countless live performances, even setting a New York vaudeville record. She died at age 47, in 1969, of an overdose of barbiturates. Throughout her life, she had a rocky relationship with fame, and the Wizard of Oz star, known for her lively performances, became hooked on stimulants and depressants when she was a young Hollywood starlet. “They'd give us pep pills. Then they'd take us to the studio hospital and knock us cold with sleeping pills... after four hours they'd wake us up and give us the pep pills again,” Garland told McCall’s magazine. “That's the way we worked, and that's the way we got thin. That's the way we got mixed up. And that's the way we lost contact."
The famed electric guitarist died after overdosing on sleeping pills in 1970. Just 27 years old, Hendrix was at the height of his musical career, having headlined the 1969 Woodstock music festival. He was also a heavy drug user, especially of the psychedelic drug LSD. Musician Eric Clapton, a close friend of Hendrix’s, remembered the legend in his memoir, Clapton: The Autobiography: “He had this enormous gift and a fantastic technique, like that of someone who spent all day playing and practicing, yet he didn’t seem that aware of it. I also got to see the playboy in him. He loved to spend all night hanging out, getting drunk or stoned, and when he did pick up the guitar, it was very throwaway to him, as if he didn’t take himself too seriously.”