Best Musicians That Died at 27

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The Top Ten

1 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
2 Jim Morrison (The Doors) Jim Morrison (The Doors)
3 Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
4 Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
5 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
6 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
7 Ron Pigpen McKernan (Grateful Dead)
8 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
9 Rudy Lewis (The Drifters)
10 Peter Ham (Badfinger)

The Contenders

11 Chris Bell
12 Alan Blind Owl Wilson (Canned Heat)
13 Jacob Miller (Inner Circle)
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