Monday, August 08, 2011

27 Club

Unfortunately, the British singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) joined this club a few days ago. The 27 Club is the name used for those influential musicians that have died at the age of 27 years old. The list of artists that are part of the “club” has about 50 names but the most influential ones are:

  • Robert Johnson (1911-1938) – Blues Singer
  • Brian Jones (1942-1969) – Founder of Rolling Stones band
  • Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) – guitarist
  • Janis Joplin (1943-1970) – singer
  • Jim Morrison (1943-1971) – lead singer of “The Doors”
  • Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) – founder and lead singer of “Nirvana”

Their music continues inspiring others and entertaining generations even when, in most of the cases, they have been gone for decades.

If you want to learn more about them, here are some ways to do it:

  • Robert Johnson

  • Brian Jones

  • Jimi Hendrix

  • Janis Joplin

  • Jim Morrison

  • Kurt Cobain
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Books about the 27 Club and others


Lily said...

What an awesome list of information! I've actually recently written a post on one of the books listed above! (The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll)
It’s terribly sad that these people died so young but they have made such a lasting contribution to music.

Aleph said...

I am glad you enjoyed the blog Lily! Thanks for your comment!