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.

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 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 ...read more.

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

3 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

The Doors took the 60s from “I want to hold your hand” to “Break on Through” Jim Morrison deserves to be higher than Cobain

4 Brian Jones Brian Jones Lewis 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

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.

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

6 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. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

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.

7 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson Robert Leroy Johnson was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.

He created Rock and Roll

8 Kristen Pfaff
9 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

I love the stuff Pigpen did with the Dead. He was a great blues singer and a great harmonica player too. Rest in peace! - Gg2000

10 Dave Alexander

The Contenders

11 Pete Ham
12 Chris Bell

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

13 Leslie Harvey

He's the guitarist for psychedelic rock group Stone The Crows. - HardRockSam

14 Richey Edwards Richey Edwards Richard James "Richey" Edwards was a Welsh musician who was the lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.

He was a great lyricist and the perfect example that sometimes troubled minds make the most intelligent ones. Battled with mental illness, self-harm and anorexia. Richey was a demostration of what a strong person is really like.

He may not have died. He went missing and was never found. He almost certainly died... but their is an extremely small chance that he is alive.

15 Wallace Yohn
16 Dickie Pride
17 Jacob Miller
18 Mia Zapata Mia Zapata Mia Katherine Zapata (August 25, 1965 – July 7, 1993) was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits. After gaining praise in the nascent grunge rock scene, Zapata was murdered in 1993 during the recording of The Gits second album. The crime went unsolved for a decade before her killer, Jesus ...read more.
19 Rudy Lewis
20 Jeremy Michael Ward
21 Richard Turner
22 Alexandre Levy
23 Alan Wilson
24 Cecilia

Most people probably don't know her, but she's very famous here in Spain - Martinglez

25 Helmut Köllen
26 Sean McCabe
27 Jean-Michel Basquiat
28 Linda Jones
29 Anton Yelchin Anton Yelchin Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (March 11th 1989 - June 19th 2016) was a Russian born American actor, known for playing Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek reboot series. He died in June 19th 2016 aged 27 from blunt trauma asphyxiation after being crushed by his own car outside his home.

GET HIM OFF THIS IS MUSICIANS ONLY

He actually played guitar for a band called The Hammerheads before becoming big on-screen, so technically, he qualifies. - CrimsonShark

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