Sunday, July 24, 2011

THEY ALL DIED AT AGE 27, coincidence?

Some of the greatest, most gifted, most unique and eccentric music superstars of all time met their demise at age 27. Is there some sort of inexplicable mystery to all of this or just pure coincidence? Take a quick look at the list and ruminate over it. 

(1) JIMMY HENDRIX----The genius guitarist and singer/songwriter died on Sept 8th, 1970 at 27.

(2) JANIS JOPLIN----The queen of Rock 'n Roll and Psychedelic Soul died on Oct 4th, 1970 at 27

(3) KURT COBAIN---Singer/songwriter and the flagship of Generation X, died on April 5th, 1994 at 27

(4) BRIAN JONES----Founder and guitarist of THE ROLLING STONES, died on July 3rd, 1969 at 27.

(5) JIM MORISSON---- Lead singer of the DOORS, died on July 3rd, 1971 at 27

(6) AMY WINEHOUSE----Contralto singer/songwriter, died on July 23rd, 2011 at 27

          FULL LIST OF THE 27 CLUB

Picture↓Name↓Date of death↓Official cause of death↓Fame↓Age↓
Brian Jones 1965.jpgBrian JonesJuly 3, 1969Drowned in a swimming pool.[4] The coroner's report stated "death by misadventure."[5]Rolling Stones founder and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist.27 years and 125 days
Jimi Hendrix thumbnail.jpgJimi HendrixSeptember 18, 1970Autopsy showed he asphyxiated on vomit after combining sleeping pills with wine.[6]Pioneering electric guitarist, singer and songwriter for The Jimi Hendrix Experienceand Band of Gypsys.27 years and 295 days
Janisjoplin.pngJanis JoplinOctober 4, 1970Probable heroin overdose.[7]Lead vocalist and songwriter for Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie Band.27 years and 258 days
Jim Morrison 1970.jpgJim MorrisonJuly 3, 1971Cause of death listed as "heart failure"; however, no autopsy was performed.[8]Lead singer, songwriter and video director for The Doors.27 years and 207 days
Nirvana around 1992.jpgKurt CobainApril 5, 1994Ruled as suicide by shotgun.[9]Founding member, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Nirvana.27 years and 44 days

Other musicians who died at 27

Some lists include other musicians who died at age 27.[10] Cobain and Hendrix biographer Charles R. Cross writes, "The number of musicians who died at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. [Although] humans die regularly at all ages, there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27."[10]
Name↓Date of death↓Cause of death↓Claim to notability↓
Louis ChauvinMarch 26, 1908Neurosyphilitic sclerosis.Ragtime musician.
Robert JohnsonAugust 16, 1938Unknown, but typically credited tostrychnine poisoning.Bluesman. Recorded very famous and influential set of 29 songs that influenced many famous musicians after him, considered the first of the 27 club.
Nat JaffeAugust 5, 1945Result of complications from high blood pressure.Blues musician.
Jesse BelvinFebruary 6, 1960Car crash.R&B singer and songwriter.
Rudy LewisMay 20, 1964Drug overdose.Vocalist of The Drifters.
Malcolm HaleOctober 31, 1968Carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty space heater.Original member of Spanky and Our Gang.
Dickie PrideMarch 26, 1969Overdose of sleeping pills.British rock and roll singer.
Alan "Blind Owl" WilsonSeptember 3, 1970Barbiturate overdose, possible suicide.Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat.
Arlester "Dyke" ChristianMarch 13, 1971Shot.Frontman and vocalist of Dyke & the Blazers.
Linda JonesMarch 14, 1972Diabetic coma.R&B singer.
Les HarveyMay 3, 1972Electrocution by live microphone after touching it with his wet hands.Guitarist for Stone the Crows.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernanMarch 8, 1973Gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism.Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead.
Roger Lee DurhamJuly 27, 1973Fell off a horse and died from the injuries.Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone.
Wallace YohnAugust 12, 1974Died in a plane crash along with three other band members.Organ player of Chase.
Dave AlexanderFebruary 10, 1975Pulmonary edema.Bassist for the Stooges.
Pete HamApril 24, 1975Suicide by hanging.Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger.
Gary ThainDecember 8, 1975Drug overdose.Former bassist of Uriah Heep and The Keef Hartley Band.
CeciliaAugust 2, 1976Car crashSpanish singer
Helmut KöllenMay 3, 1977Carbon monoxide poisoning.Bassist with 1970s German prog rock band Triumvirat.
Chris BellDecember 27, 1978Car crash: ran into a telephone pole.Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo.
Jacob MillerMarch 23, 1980Car crash.Jamaican reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle.
D. BoonDecember 22, 1985Lying down in the back of a van when it veered off road, he was ejected from the vehicle and broke his neck.Guitarist, lead singer of punk band the Minutemen.
Alexander BashlachevFebruary 17, 1988Suicide by jumping.Russian poet, rock musician and songwriter.
Jean-Michel BasquiatAugust 12, 1988Speedball overdose.Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray.
Pete de FreitasJune 14, 1989Motorcycle wreck on his way back from filming a music video.Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen.
Mia ZapataJuly 7, 1993Murdered.Lead singer of the Gits.
Kristen PfaffJune 16, 1994Officially ruled as an accidental heroin overdose.Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe.
Richey James Edwardsc. February 1, 1995Disappeared; officially presumed deadNovember 23, 2008.Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers
StretchNovember 30, 1995ShotRapper
Fat PatFebruary 3, 1998Shot.Rapper and member of Screwed Up Click.
Freaky TahMarch 28, 1999Shot.Rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz.
Sean Patrick McCabeAugust 28, 2000Asphyxiated on vomit after ingesting too much alcohol.Lead singer of Ink & Dagger.
Rodrigo BuenoJune 24, 2000Car accidentArgentinian Cuarteto singer.
Maria Serrano SerranoNovember 24, 2001Plane crash.Background singer for Passion Fruit.
Jeremy Michael WardMay 25, 2003Heroin overdose.The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator.
Bryan OttosonApril 19, 2005Prescription drug overdose.Guitarist for American Head Charge.
Valentín ElizaldeNovember 25, 2006Murdered.Mexican banda singer.
Orish Grinsteadc. April 20, 2008Kidney failure.Founding member of '90s R&B group 702.
Lily TemboSeptember 14, 2009Severe gastritis.Zambian musician.
Amy WinehouseJuly 23, 2011To be determined.[11][12]British singer/songwriter.

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