Thursday, August 21, 2008

The 27 Club

Live fast, die at 27: how Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain joined the 27 Club - Times Online: "It's the age when you realise that the first flush of youth is truly over; the age when you teeter on the cusp of real life; the age when young athletes reach their peak. Hell, it's even the age when you can no longer use your young person's railcard...27, the doorway into adulthood, is a year imbued by history with a tragic resonance, nowhere more so than in the world of rock music where a scarily high number of “legends” have died aged 27, spawning the mythical “27 club”."

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

It was a semi-lousy year for me but I lived. So much for my shot at immortality.

Josh and Eric @ The27s.com said...

Even more people than the famous five died: Robert Johnson as well as people from Canned Heat, Uriah Heep, Echo and the Bunnymen, Hole, the Gits, the Drifters, The Mars Volta--the list goes on, 34 musicians in all.