This week saw the 2nd anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s passing and her joining of the infamous 27 Club alongside music greats like Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. For this edition of PYHOF, let us remember the exceptional talent that has left this world too soon.
While there’s no actual explanation behind this myth, the number 27 holds a notable standing in the music scene. The 27 Club, as it is called, refers to the group of popular musicians who had seen their untimely death at the age of 27.
Notable members include Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones (d. 1969), Jimi Hendrix (d. 1970), Janis Joplin (d. 1970), Jim Morrison of The Doors (d. 1971), Mia Zapata of The Gits (d. 1993), Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (d. 1994) and Amy Winehouse (d. 2011)
2000 Light Years From Home by The Rolling Stones
The Wind Cries Maryby Jimi Hendrix
Summertime by Janis Joplin
Backdoor Man by The Doors
Another Shot of Whiskey by The Gits
All Apologies by Nirvana
Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse