Posted in music on July 23, 2011

27 club

"The 27 Club, also occasionally known as the Forever 27 Club or Club 27, is a name for a group of influential rock music artists who died at the age of 27. The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll details the history of the phenomenon. The impetus for the club's creation were the deaths of Brian Jones, Jim Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994, was later added by some. With the exception of Joplin, there is controversy surrounding their deaths. According to the book Heavier Than Heaven, when Cobain died, his sister claimed that as a kid he would talk about how he wanted to join the 27 Club. On the fifteenth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, National Public Radio's Robert Smith said, "The deaths of these rock stars at the age of 27 really changed the way we look at rock music." [Wikipedia]
Amy Winehouse died today at age 27.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dave Alexander of the Stooges, Pete de Freitas of Echo & the Bunnymen, Sean Patrick McCabe of Ink & Dagger, Kristen Pfaff of Hole, Mia Zapata, D. Boon of the Minutemen, and other notable musicians have also passed away at 27.

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Comments (40)

heard from reliable sources that it was an overdose of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:04 PM

she was great.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:04 PM

Incredibly insensitive
Nice job, BV

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:05 PM

in other news: at least 92 dead in Norway.

Posted by she wasted her talents and her life.... | July 23, 2011 3:05 PM

Yes, we know. 92 people died in Oslo. Do me a favor and stop dictating where people should be placing their emotions.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:11 PM

Yeah really classless post here BV. But i guess it accurately reflects most of the people who comment on here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:14 PM

^^^ awwww, butthurt hurts your butt huh?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:15 PM

I miss Kurt the most......

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:19 PM

The guy from Ink & Dagger is notable?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:21 PM

haha. 3:05 thinks amy winehouse 'wasted her talents and her life' but wants me to care about 92 dead people who i absolutely know nothing about in oslo.

where is the logic there? for all i know the 92 dead oslo people that you are right now telling me to mourn on brooklyn vegan could be even bigger fuckups then amy winehouse. they could all be child rapists for all you know. amy winehouse made one very good album and, unfortunately it seems for her, was often placed in the consciousness of millions. the 92 norweigans... could have also done good things - i don't know. they are not more or less deserving of anyone's mourning then amy winehouse, though.

since you feel 'she's not worth mourning' do you think we should go through the 92 dead norweigans and decide which ones are worth it to you and which ones "wasted their talents' during their lives?

conclusion; 3:05. You are a fucking idiot with a lazy opinion. go die or just stop typing, please.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:21 PM

That's why I waited to start a band after I was 27.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:24 PM

3:21 = you are the same troll that has been polluting all the threads on here today. I know you, your baiting, your crudeness, and typical self righteousness. The funny thing is, and you'll never know it being in the middle of it, but you are so easy to read it's frightening. You really could benefit from a dual therapy of psycho and pharmacotherapy. I know that deep down you are really not that hateful, but you can't keep pushing family, friends, employers and now total strangers away with this reckless behavior. Seek help now!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:27 PM

@3:21 Been waiting for someone to say it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:33 PM

don't forget about legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. 27 as well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:35 PM

3:33 = 3:21
obviously
majority of one

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:35 PM

Seriously I am not 3:33 or 3:21 but do you realize how stupid you sound when you claim that comments you don't like are all the work of the same person.

Now cue the obvious next comment claiming I must be 3:33/3:21

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:38 PM

@3:35 thats what you want to believe

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:39 PM

3:11: Thank you. I knew someone was going to mention Norway as a means of trying to make people feel guilty.

Also, this "27 club" nonsense already has been annoying before this. Anybody who doesn't think this is coincidence is downright stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 3:48 PM

What does this have to do with Best Coast/Wavves?

Posted by Venkman | July 23, 2011 3:48 PM

3 x 3 x 3 = 27
not that this has anything to do with anything ....

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 5:02 PM

D. Boon is the president of the 27 club. He wipes his ass with kurt cobain's grunge sweater

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 5:18 PM

Yet thousands die in Sudan from starvation weekly from the drought thy is also causing havoc in that area, an wars rage on everywhere, and murders are high in Newark, and lots of other terrible things occur daily. It's not a paradise here, but a little love and compassion goes a long way.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 5:23 PM

They always come in three's

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 6:24 PM

Sweet 27 club pic. Does it come in black light?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 6:26 PM

Elvis dropped 27 luudes before he died, does that count?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 8:51 PM

if the singer of Spin Doctors would have died when he was 27, he would have went down as the greatest that ever lived

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 9:45 PM

"3 x 3 x 3 = 27
not that this has anything to do with anything ...."

You're right. It doesn't.

"Yet thousands die in Sudan from starvation weekly from the drought thy is also causing havoc in that area, an wars rage on everywhere, and murders are high in Newark, and lots of other terrible things occur daily. It's not a paradise here, but a little love and compassion goes a long way."

Cool. Another "in other news, a bigger tragedy occured that you should feel even more bad about, so I'm going to make you feel that way by trivializing one person's (that I don't care about) death" post. Be a little less predictable, please.

"They always come in three's."

No, they don't. Maybe it seems that way. But only because of our stupid, superstitious ways of thinking.


Gotta love ignorant comments!

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 10:58 PM

10:58, why do you have to love them? I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 11:12 PM

10:58 is the official Irrelevant Dickwad of BV 2011. Here's your sign.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 11:38 PM

"10:58 is the official Relevant Voice Of Reason of BV 2011. Here's your blowjob!"

Sorry, I only take blowjobs from GIRLS, but I appreciate the sentiment.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 12:01 AM

"Sorry, I usually only give deep throat blowjobs to GAY BLACK MEN, but I appreciate the sentiment."

Don't mention it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 12:14 AM

""Sorry, I only take blowjobs from GIRLS, but I appreciate the sentiment
Don't mention it."

Fuck!!!!"

Sorry ta disappoint ya, 12:14.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 12:24 AM

GOP is a friend to the chickpea!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:31 AM

one of her knockers exploded

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:34 PM

i wanted to die at 27, but now i live in my parents basement in a house that is owned by some rich lawywer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 1:59 PM

Hope I die before I get old.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 2:00 PM

Frump Club

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 2:46 PM

28 is 1 better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 2:48 PM

here's an article i wrote on the subject... feel free to voice your opinions on it! http://www.muzicnotez.com/magazine/2010/12/forever-27/

Posted by nick | July 27, 2011 2:49 AM

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