The 27 Club

The 27 Club, or Forever 27 Club, (usually considered a curse or conspiracy) are a group of singers/musicians who died at the age of 27. This is usually as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, though, other tragic or violent means have been the cause in some cases.
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Jimi Hendrix
Soundtrack, Almost Famous
Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from alcoholism...
“ November 27 1942-September 18 1970 (Asphyxiation and barbiturate overdose).
Though the case was closed, the one witness (his girlfriend, Monika Danneman) was unreliable, in terms of story and time frame, not to mention, it was her pills Jimi overdosed on. ” - rozes_ice88
Janis Joplin
Soundtrack, Watchmen
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta...
“ January 19 1943-October 4 1970 (heroin overdose).
Died in her hotel room, just 16 days after Jimi Hendrix. ” - rozes_ice88
Jim Morrison
Soundtrack, Forrest Gump
Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his early years...
“ December 8 1943-July 3 1971 (heart failure, attributed to drug and alcohol abuse).
He was found dead in his bathtub in his (and his girlfriend; Pamela Courson) apartment in Paris.
In 1970, shortly after the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, he reportedly told friends at a bar "You're drinking with number three." ” - rozes_ice88
Brian Jones
Jones was born on 28 February, 1942, to Lewis and Louise Jones. He had two sisters, Pamela and Barbara. Pamela died when Brian was still a child. He fathered his first of several children in high school and was subsequently made to leave. In the early 1960s, Brian formed the legendary group, The Rolling Stones...
“ February 28 1942-July 3 1969 (Drowning, attributed to drugs and alcohol)
Brian Jones was the founding member of The Rolling Stones. He died less than a month after the band let him go, and his death is perhaps, one of the more mysterious ones, spawning many conspiracy theories, the main one being that he was murdered by Frank Thorogood, who was doing some construction work on the property. He was the last person to see Jones alive.

In 1994, Frank Thorogood (the builder) was on his deathbed, and supposedly confessed to murdering Brian saying, "It was me that did Brian. It just happened. I just snapped. That's all there is to it." He died before any official confession could be recorded.

Jimi Hendrix dedicated a song to him on US television, and Jim Morrison published a poem "Ode to L.A. While Thinking of Brian Jones Deceased". Like Jones though, Hendrix and Morrison both died within the following two years due to drugs and alcohol abuse. ” - rozes_ice88
Kurt Cobain
Soundtrack, Moulin Rouge!
Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He became withdrawn and anti-social...
“ February 20 1967-April 5 1994 (suicide by gunshot)
His death may have been ruled a suicide (he did fight a known battle with drugs and depression), - but the fact that his suicide note had two different types of writing on it, the lack of gun powder on his fingers, he had entirely too much heroin in his system at the time of his death to have been able to operate a shotgun, as well as one of Cobain's credit cards was being used a few days after his death, - have given rise to the theories that he was either murdered or that he he faked his own death.
"Now he's gone and joined that stupid club. I told him not to join that stupid club" - Kurt's mother
"Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters of concern over the past years. I don't have the passion anymore and so remember, it's better to burn out than fade away" (addressed to Nirvana fans in his suicide note). ” - rozes_ice88
Amy Winehouse
Soundtrack, About Time
Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works. She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's side...
“ September 14 1983- July 23 2001 (alcohol poisoning)
Seventeen years after Cobain’s death, Amy Winehouse died, and controversy and speculation over the club was once again ignited. Winehouse was fighting a battle with drugs, alcohol, violent mood swings, weight loss, and showed the early stages of emphysema. Three years before her death, she had expressed her fear of dying at that age.
Winehouse began binge drinking in 2008 after kicking a drug habit, and it was one of her binges that led to her death by intoxication in the morning hours of 23 July 2011. ” - rozes_ice88
“ May 8 1911-August 13 1938 (homicide by strychnine poisoning)
Robert Johnson was a Blues guitarist and singer, whose style has influenced a lot of rock and blues music today. He has been cited as “the most important blues singer that ever lived”.
Johnson has only three known documented photos and the fact that his fleeting life was so badly documented; it has become the source of an urban legend, that he sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in exchange for success. ‘Hell Hound on my Trail, ‘Me and the Devil Blues’ and ‘Crossroad Blues’, Were among the names of Johnsons more famous songs, and it was after a performance that he collapsed in seizures. A few days later he died in a feverish and convulsive state.
Though his official cause of death was ruled as strychnine poisoning, no one actually knows for certain how he died. ” - rozes_ice88
“ September 8 1945-March 6 1973 (massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage)
Ronald 'Pigpen' McKernan was a founding member of the Grateful Dead, and the band's keyboardist. McKernan had a short romantic relationship and longer friendship with Janis Joplin.
His death is attributed to the fact that he was a heavy drinker. ” - rozes_ice88
Mia Zapata
Self, The Gits
Mia Zapata grew up listening to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles and Hank Williams. She was also a gifted poet and artist. In the fall of 1986, she formed a rock band called The Gits with three classmates at Antioch College in Ohio. In 1989, they relocated to Seattle...
“ August 25 1965-July 7 1993 (homicide)
Mia formed a rock band called The Gits with three classmates at Antioch College in Ohio. She was raped and murdered in Seattle while walking home. Her murder remained unsolved for a decade, prompting numerous conspiracy theories, including that she was killed by a rival band, stalked by a rabid fan, or that a Satanic cult was involved. ” - rozes_ice88
Alan Wilson
Soundtrack, Into the Wild
Alan Wilson grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts, where he attended Arlington High School and where his love for blues grew, along with his blues record collection. He went out to Los Angeles to attend school, where he met Bob Hite, who shared a similar love for blues music. They formed the band...
“ July 4 1943-September 3 1970 (suicide - overdosed on barbiturates)
Alan Wilson was a founding member of Canned Heat. After suffering through years of depression and the fact that Wilson was slowly going blind, he decided to commit suicide on September 3, 1970. He was found by fellow band member Bob Hite. ” - rozes_ice88
Kristen Pfaff
Kristen Marie Pfaff was born on May 26, 1967 on Buffalo, New York, USA. Kristen is the only child of her mother's first marriage, which ended in divorce when Kristen was very young. Her mother Janet later married Norman Pfaff, and Kristen took his stepfather's surname. She had a younger brother, Jason Pfaff...
“ May 26 1967-June 16 1994 (heroin overdose)
Kristen Pfaff played bass with Hole. Born in New York State, she died of a drug overdose in Seattle, just over 2 months after the death of Kurt Cobain (her friend). Her body was found in the bath. ” - rozes_ice88
“ April 8 1968-November 30 1995 (homicide - shot)
Randy 'Stretch' Walker was a member of the rap group Live Squad. He was shot dead in New York.
Was shot to death exactly one year after the November 30, 1994 attack on his former friend Tupac Shakur. ” - rozes_ice88
“ June 3 1947-February 10 1975 (pulmonary edema)
David Alexander was a bassist for the Stooges. He was fired by Iggy Pop for being unreliable, and drank himself to death. ” - rozes_ice88
Pete Ham
Soundtrack, The Departed
“ April 27 1947-April 24 1975 (suicide by hanging)
Peter Ham was the leading member of Badfinger. He suffered from depression, and hanged himself in his garage studio at home in Surrey, England.
At the time of his death, his blood alcohol content was estimated to have been 0.27%. He left behind a pregnant girlfriend, who gave birth to their daughter one month after his death. His suicide note had the statement, "I will not be allowed to love and trust everybody. This is better." ” - rozes_ice88