On July 23rd Amy Winehouse was announced dead in her London home. Her death is suspected to be caused by a drug overdose, having publicly battled her drug abuse in the past. However, the eerie factor behind Winehouse’s death is her permanent spot with the 27 club.
The Forever 27 Club is a media phenomena, specifically with rock-n-roll musicians, whom all had lived similar lifestyles, and unexplained sudden deaths at the age of 27. Winehouse joins a group of famous artists such as; Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain . From various drug overdose to suicides, the correlation between these rock-n-roll legends and their age of death is a similarity to be recognized.
Eric Segalstad, Author of the book The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll, narrates a non-fictional story which incorporates the lives of 34 different musicians. Traveling through decades of rock-n-roll history, the narration as well as the visuals put the reader in the shoes of the artists, tied in with the numerical significance of the number 27.
This unexplained myth with these musical legends may never be explained. However, as more artists find their place among the 27s, fans can do nothing but remember.