Top 10 Members of the '27 Club'

The top ten popular musicians who died at the age of 27, often times as a result of drugs or alcohol.

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1Kurt CobainKurt 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.

Kurt Cobain was the leader of one of the most important bands ever: Nirvana! That revolutionized the grunge music and revived rock. Although Hendrix was also very important, Cobain was the best. He's a legend!

He was a idiot who shot himself..leaving his wife his fans and his daughter to wonder why

2Jimi HendrixJimi 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.
3Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
4Brian JonesLewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.

Easily the most underrated Stone. He was actually very talented and didn't deserve to die in such a horrible way. (Drowning is my worst fear! ) - MontyPython

5Janis JoplinJanis 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.

"I met a girl who sang the blues. I asked her for some happy news. She just smiled and looked away. " - Don McClean

6Amy WinehouseAmy 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.

Amy Winehouse was (and still is) a jazz and motown legend... She paved the way for Adele and many others in the music industry with her strong voice, and genuinely raw and emotional lyrics. Although she did have problems with addictions and a stormy relationship with her husband, Blake, she still inspired many people around the world with her music... She will always be remembered by those who she touched with her music. RIP Amy Jade Winehouse.

7Dave Alexander
8Robert Johnson
9Kristen Pfaff
10Pete Ham

The Contenders

11Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
12Leslie Harvey
13Wallace Yohn
14Chris Bell

Guitarist for the band Big Star, which gained a large cult following.

15Jacob Miller
16Dickie Pride
17Richard Turner
18Mia Zapata
19Sean McCabe
20Jeremy Michael Ward
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