Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The death of young musicians, specifically those who were in the 27th year of their lives, is an eerie trend when it comes to musicians and others in the musical world;

Alexander Levy the Brazilian composer/pianist who, in the late Nineteenth Century, had pioneered a fusion of classical music with Brazilian folk songs and rhythms was one of the first to be documented when he passed away prematurely at the age of 27 in 1892. 

On  October 13, 1970, nine days after her death, Janis Joplin's ashes were scattered off the coast of California. Janis’ death on October 4, 1970 qualified her as an inductee into the ominous “27 Club”

Over the years, but prior to the death of Janis Joplin,

Blues pioneer Robert Johnson,   

Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones,

and Jimi Hendrix 

had all died at 27 years of age.

After Janis,

Jim Morrison,

Dave Alexander of The Stooges, 

Kurt Cobain, 

And Amy Winehouse   

were added to what is also known as the “Forever 27 Club.”

Other notable members of the club include:

and may others…

Check out Wikipedia for a complete listing 

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