27 Club

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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 | change source]

Picture Name Date of death How they died What they did Age
Tombstone of Robert Johnson 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[1] Was in the band The Rolling Stones 27 years, 125 days
Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix September 18, 1970 Too much wine, probably choked on vomit[2] Sang, played guitar and wrote songs for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys 27 years, 295 days
Janis Joplin Janis Joplin October 4, 1970 Took too much heroin[3] 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 Jim Morrison July 3, 1971 Heart attack[4] Sang and wrote songs for The Doors 27 years, 206 days
Dimitar Voev September 5, 1992 Cancer Sang, played bass and wrote songs for Nova Generacia 27 years, 107 days
Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain April 5, 1994 Suicide[5] Sang, played guitar and wrote songs for Nirvana 27 years, 44 days
Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse July 23, 2011 Alcohol poisoning[6] Singer 27 years, 312 days

References[change | change source]

  1. "All about Brian Jones, by Anthony Bruno — "Death by Misadventure" — Crime Library on". Trutv.com. 1969-07-10. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  2. The Final Days, Tony Brown excerpt quoted in http://woodstockhendrix.gobot.com/about.html
  3. The Washington Post. May 11, 1998 https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/features/joplin.htm. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Walt, Vivienne (July 19, 2007). "Postcard: Paris". Time. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
  5. Van Gelder, Lawrence. (March 3, 1998)"Footlights", New York Times
  6. Kaufman, Gil (29 July 2011). "Amy Winehouse's Death: Family Suspects Alcohol Withdrawal". mtv.com. Retrieved 31 July 2011.