The 27 Club Series by Chris Salewicz
Singer Amy Winehouse joins the 27 club
12 great artists who died at the age of 27
When Amy Winehouse passed away at age 27 in , it attracted even more attention to the significance of the age. Here are some of the unfortunate and untimely losses connected to the club. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Mississippi. To mix alcohol and drugs and then dive into the swimming pool was to swim directly into the arms of death. Even members of the Rolling Stones have expressed doubts. Canned Heat enjoyed considerable artistic and commercial success, crowned by an appearance at Woodstock in But guitarist Al "Blind Owl" Wilson was a troubled man.
CJ Baker is a published writer who is currently writing a book on the historical developments of protest music. The number 27 may be the most infamous number in the history of rock music. This number has taken on mythical status due to the prevalence of many iconic and groundbreaking musicians who died at the age of There is now a certain mystique associated with that age and the general notion of important musicians dying young. The 27 death phenomenon started to become prevalent during the years The term "Forever 27 Club" was not coined to refer to the list of musicians who died at the age of 27 until after Kurt Cobain's death on April 5th, Since the death of Cobain, there has been a greater focus in the media surrounding the 27 death phenomenon.
Amy Winehouse predicted that she would join the ghostly ranks of the 27 Club. Dr Christina Romete saw at once that after two weeks of sobriety Amy had been drinking. It was now Friday, July 22, Again the doctor tried to persuade Amy to consider therapy, but, as before, she resisted. For the rest of the evening, with the exception of Andrew Morris — her live-in bodyguard — Amy was on her own at home. She spoke to her boyfriend Reg Traviss on the phone on the last evening of her life and tried to contact others.
Amazingly, or maybe not so amazingly, Winehouse joins an unfortunate "club" of famous musicians who died at age
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Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
All three celebrities died at the age of Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin — a lot of celebrities seem to to die when they're 27 years old. The "27 Club" was a term invented to categorize this unsettling trend. At first, it referred to famous musicians who died at that age, like Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. In the past few years, the term has grown to encompass more artists, like Anton Yelchin and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Actual statistical research shows that the "27 Club" is a myth. Celebrities aren't more likely to die at the age of