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27: Gone Too Soon (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary, Music | 26 March 2018 (UK)
An examination of the lives and deaths of the six most famous members of the '27 Club' - musicians who have died aged 27: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.

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Simon Napier-Bell
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Credited cast:
Olly Alexander ... Himself
Benny Andersson ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Blame Steve Blame ... Himself
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Keith Cameron Keith Cameron ... Himself
Chas Chandler ... Himself (archive footage)
Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Monika Dannemann Monika Dannemann ... Herself (archive footage)
Micky Dolenz ... Himself (archive footage)
Blake Fielder-Civil Blake Fielder-Civil ... Himself (archive footage)
Agnetha Fältskog ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini ... Himself
Dan Gillespie Sells Dan Gillespie Sells ... Himself
Lucian Grainge ... Himself (archive footage)
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Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. At the time, the coincidence gave rise to some comment, but it was not until the death of Kurt Cobain, about two and a half decades later, that the idea of a "27 Club" began to catch on in public perception, reignited with the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011. Through interviews with people who knew them, such as music stars, critics, medical experts and unseen footage, the lives, music, and artistry of those who died at 27 are investigated with a bid to find answers.

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Casualties of rock and roll.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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The 27 Club See more »

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£415,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Clips from the 1971 WCAU (CBS Philly affiliate) "Anyplace but Here," starring Barbara DeMarco and Kenny Cabot. See more »

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Weak documentary
2 July 2018 | by inkswamp-98517See all my reviews

Instead of delving deep into the mythology of this "27 Club," the documentary just reviews the careers of a handful of prominent members offering no real insight and connecting very little of each segment to the main idea. And what little is connected is obvious and didn't require a documentary. Gee, yeah, Jim Morrison was moody and depressed and drinking himself to death. And...? Given that and a few glaring factual issues (most annoyingly, the guy who keeps asserting incorrectly that Nirvana had "one hit song" and "one hit album") this is a disappointing documentary that rambles on and on about the celebrities but sheds very little light on the actual title topic.


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