The statistics are crazy. Why are there so many musicians dying at the age of 27? It’s called The greatest myth of rock n’ roll, and upon hearing the tragic news that Amy Winehouse passed away at age 27, I can’t help but wonder if the curse of 27 is real. The curse has been labeled the “Forever 27 Club”, or “Club 27”, as over 34 musicians have died at this age… including Kurt Cobain (1994), Brian Jones (1969), Jim Morrison (1971), Jimi Hendrix (1970) and Janis Joplin (1970).
Simon Paine started the website “Forever 27” in 2008 as a memorial for musicians who tragically died at the age of 27. Unfortunately he has to add Amy Winehouse to his list. Tragic… & sad. They were all too young. Luckily their music will live on.
Amy Winehouse, a supertalented artist, was born on September 14 1983 and died in London on July 23 2011. Amy, rest in peace. No more rehab. Here’s one of her best;