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By Howard Sounes

When singer Amy Winehouse used to be stumbled on useless at her London domestic in 2011, the clicking inducted her into what Kurt Cobain’s mom named the 27 membership. “Now he’s long past and joined that silly club,” she acknowledged in 1994, after being instructed that her son, front guy of Nirvana, had devoted suicide. “I informed him no longer to….” Kurt’s mother used to be relating the extreme roll name of iconic stars who died on the similar younger age. the large Six are Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison of the doorways, Kurt Cobain and, now, Amy Winehouse. All have been gifted. All have been dissipated. All have been 27.

Journalists write approximately “the curse of the 27 membership” as though there's a supernatural cause of this sequence of deaths. Others invoke astrology, numerology, and conspiracy theories to provide an explanation for what has develop into a latest secret. during this haunting e-book, writer Howard Sounes conducts the definitive forensic research into the lives and deaths of the six such a lot iconic individuals of the membership, plus one other forty-four track figures who died at 27, to find what, except twist of fate, this phenomenon signifies.

In a grimly interesting trip in the course of the darkish facet of the song company over six many years, Sounes uncovers a typical tale of extra, insanity, and self-destruction. The fantasies, half-truths, and mythologies that experience develop into linked to Jones, Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain, and Winehouse are debunked. in its place a transparent and compelling narrative emerges, one in accordance with difficult proof, that unites those misplaced souls in either lifestyles and death.

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