What You Should Know About The 27 Club

Celebrities are known for being beautiful, and Nicki Minaj, or Rita Ora sexy appeal makes that pretty clear.  But the celebrity musician life isn’t always so great.  The 27 Club is a ghoulish club many people don’t want to join. It’s not a club as much as it’s a classification. The 27 Club is a loosely grouped collection of musicians who died at the age of 27.
Nobody started the club, it evolved as the internet expanded and people noticed there appeared to be a lot of musicians who died at 27. This access to information drove people to research the club, and some speculated there was a link between the deaths.

The 27 Club Isn’t The Biggest

Independent researchers and the British Medical Journal conducted independent studies of the data. They discovered the 27 Club does exist, as there could be a 54 Club or a 40 club. The largest club would be the 74 Club. 95 musicians have died at the age of 74.
There is no direct correlation between the ages of musicians and death. But, the British Medical Journal did find that British musicians were two to three times more likely to die in their 20’s and 30’s than the general population. There isn’t one unifying reason for the correlation.

Members Of The 27 Club

There are famous members of the forever 27 club, including:

  • Jim Morrisson
  • Janice Joplin
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Brian Jones
  • Ron McKernan
  • Pete Ham
  • Freaky Tah

If you look through music history, you’d find there are many other musicians who died at the age of 27.