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The 27 club is the name given to a group of musicians who died at age 27. The members or number of members of this group is not fixed.
Musicians often included in the 27 Club[change | edit source]
|Picture||Name||Date of death||How they died||What they did||Age|
|Robert Johnson||August 16 1938||Strychnine poisoning||Played the blues, the first of the 27 club.||27 years, 100 days|
|Brian Jones||July 3 1969||Drowned in a swimming pool||Was in the band The Rolling Stones||27 years, 124 days|
|Jimi Hendrix||September 18 1970||Too much wine, probably choked on vomit||Sang, played guitar and wrote songs for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys||27 years, 295 days|
|Janis Joplin||October 4 1970||Took too much heroin||Sang and wrote songs for Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Cosmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band||27 years, 258 days|
|Jim Morrison||July 3 1971||Heart attack||Sang and wrote songs for The Doors||27 years, 206 days|
|Kurt Cobain||April 5 1994||Suicide||Sang, played guitar and wrote songs for Nirvana||27 years, 44 days|
|Amy Winehouse||July 23 2011||Alcohol poisoning||Singer||27 years, 312 days|
References[change | edit source]
- "All about Brian Jones, by Anthony Bruno — "Death by Misadventure" — Crime Library on". Trutv.com. 1969-07-10. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/brian_jones/. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- The Final Days, Tony Brown excerpt quoted in http://woodstockhendrix.gobot.com/about.html
- The Washington Post. May 11, 1998. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/features/joplin.htm.
- Walt, Vivienne (July 19, 2007). "Postcard: Paris". Time. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1645167,00.html. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
- Van Gelder, Lawrence. (March 3, 1998)"Footlights", New York Times
- Kaufman, Gil (29 July 2011). "Amy Winehouse's Death: Family Suspects Alcohol Withdrawal". mtv.com. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668182/amy-winehouse-alcohol-withdrawal.jhtml. Retrieved 31 July 2011.