27 Club

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Brian Jones (drowning), Jimi Hendrix (aspirated vomitus from barbiturate overdose), Janis Joplin (heroin overdose), Jim Morrison (drug-induced heart attack), Kurt Cobain (suicide by gunshot) and Amy Winehouse (alcohol poisoning) all died aged 27? All were tortured souls who reached pop stardom and died tragically at their zenith. Perhaps we need to consider a change of name for this group – from the 27 Club to “The Tragic Six” or “The Tragic Seven” if we include Robert Johnson? (...) There appear to be qualities shared by the 27-ers that stand them apart from many other deceased young pop musicians, which may go some way to understanding how this club entered the pop culture psyche. These qualities include exceptional talent, the contribution of groundbreaking innovations in their musical genre, intense psychological pain, a squalid death at their peak, and immortalisation – each of “the tragic six” has become a cult figure. [1]
27 Club is the name given to the list of popular musicians who have died in their 27th year. Careful statistical suggests pop musicians are more likely to die young compared to the regular population but deaths at age 27 are not more frequent than other early deaths. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Why the 27 club is a myth: Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse may be members but that doesn't make it real

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