In this article we will be taking a look at the legendary ’27 Club’ that has claimed the lives of a number of famous musicians and celebrities in the entertainment business. Who’s in the 27 Club and what is behind this strange celebrity anomaly?
Let’s take a closer look…
The Most Famous Members of The 27 Club
So, what is the 27 Club?
Well, it’s a group of famous (mainly) musicians who have died at the young age of 27. In most, if not all, of these cases, these musicians have hit the wall at the peak of their power/fame.
It’s safe to say that the most famous, or well known victims of this rather sinister club, died within a two year period between 1969 and 1971. The first is Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, who met an untimely demise on July the 3rd, 1969.
We then move on to the famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix of the Jimi Hendrix Experience/Band of Gypsies, who left us on September the 18th, 1970. He was shortly followed by Janis Joplin who died on October the 4th, 1970.
Finally we have Jim Morrison (The Doors) who died on July the 3rd, 1971.
Those of you with an eagle eye will have noticed that both Brian Jones and Jim Morrison died on the exact same date…but the dates were two years apart from one another. These two years of deaths completely devastated the music scene at the time, with millions of fans being hit by emotions linked to losing their idols.
We are now in 2019…and there are currently 71 members of the rather unique and sinister 27 Club.
I’d say the most famous recent addition to the 27 Club is that of Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, who left us at the age of 27 on April the 5th, 1994.
Kurt apparently had a rough upbringing due to his parents being divorced when he was young…but I’d take that angle with a pinch of salt. His depression in later life came from a number of health complications linked to an addiction to heroin. He eventually killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head.
Interestingly, when his mother was interviewed shortly after his suicide she said “Now he’s gone and joined that stupid club”…
The media widely reported Amy Winehouse’s continuous battle with drug addictions, especially in the UK. She eventually overdosed on July the 23rd, 2011, and her body was found at her home.
So what about the paranormal angle linked to the 27 Club?
Well, superstitious people familiar with the phenomenon have noted white lighters as a recurring theme in some of these deaths. Apparently Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix all had a white lighter in their possession when their bodies were searched.
What do you make of that?
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