What is the 27 Club?
After the deaths of some popular celebrities due to means such as drug overdoses, homicide, car accidents or alcohol abuse it became a popular belief that death of celebrities was more common at the age of 27. So, rose the cultural meme of the 27 Club which documented the death of various celebrities on or around the age of 27. Many of the people lived hectic lifestyles. Rock and roll lead to early deaths, and it’s a wonder if a healthy diet and visiting a chiropractor in pasadena may have been able to prevent complications.
Celebrities of the 27 Club
Born in Gloucestershire, the UK in 1969 and was the original founder of the Rolling Stones.
Jones and Keith Richards developed a very unique style of guitar playing which was dubbed as “the ancient art of weaving”.
Jones came to odds with various band members and the band manager with whom he did not agree on the path he trying to push the band on.
After being asked to leave the band in June 1969 to be replaced by Mick Taylor Jones was found dead in his swimming pool, having drowned whilst being heavily drugged up.
Johnny Allen Hendrix, born in 1942 and probably one of the most well known American rock guitarists, songwriter and singers ever. He has gone down in the Rock and Roll hall of fame as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.At the age of 15, he enlisted in the Army where he became a paratrooper and was granted an honorable discharge after a year.
Having moved to Tennessee to pursue a music career whereby he worked with some of the greats like Little Richard. He earned himself a few number one songs and albums.
He died in 1970 at the age of 27 in Kensington, London UK from an accidental barbiturate death.
He was an acclaimed poet, singer, songwriter famed for being the lead singer of the legendary band the Doors.Regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock music, Morrison was known for his poetic lyrics and wild performances.Durin his career, he recorded six studio albums with the doors before his death in 1971 at the age of 27.
He developed a dependency on alcohol which greatly affected his stage performances and was regularly seen to either collapse on stage.
He died in Paris the cause of which was unknown.
Although the band continued to record two more albums after the death of Jim Morrison but was never quite the same without its lead singer at the helm. The group disbanded in 1973 with them being inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll hall of fame in 1993.