The world has lost a great deal of talent to untimely deaths and the music industry seems to suffer the most. These young stars not only influenced the music industry but often defined an entire generation. The strange thing is that a large proportion of these young and talented musicians or rockstars died prematurely at the age of 27, is there a link to their talent or the demanding industry in which they find themselves in?
Amy Winehouse is just one of the latest victims to fall short of their 28th birthday. Do these young stars suffer from the high expectation of their public thrust upon them at such an early age? Fame driving them towards excess at the bottom of bottle or at the tip of needle? Or do they simple lack the support of genuine people who care more about their well-being rather then their bank balance?
But who are the most famous of these Rockstars to become part of this infamous club at the age of 27?
Jimi Hendrix – November 27, 1942 to September 18, 1970. Their best known album was: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Kurt Cobain – February 20, 1967 to April 5, 1994. Their best known album was: Nevermind
Jim Morrison – December 8, 1943 to July 3, 1971. Their best known album was: Doors
Janis Joplin – January 19, 1943 to October 4, 1970. Their best known album was: Pearl
Amy Winehouse – 14 September 1983 to 23 July 2011. Their best known album was: Back To Black [Explicit]
Brian Jones – 28 February 1942 to 3 July 1969. Their best known album was: Beggars Banquet
Richey James Edwards – 22 December 1967 to 1 February 1995. Their best known album was (well known after he passed but this album was made up completely of lyrics he left behind): Journal for Plague Lovers
Dave Alexander – June 3, 1947 to February 10, 1975. Their best known album was: The Stooges
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan – September 8, 1945 to March 8, 1973. Their best known album was: Grateful Dead
Rudy Lewis – 23 August, 1936 to May 20, 1964. Their best known album was: Under The Boardwalk