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bodger

Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

On this day in 1942 Brian Jones, a founding member of The Rolling Stones was born. He lead a short life and died at the age of 27 after drowning in the swimming pool at his home in East Sussex.
In doing so, he became a member of what is known as the  '27 Club'. Sadly, members of this not so desirable club all died aged 27 and all of them were musicians. Coincidence or what? The membership as well as Jones, includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and most recently, Amy Winehouse.
We'll never know now what heights these greats would have gone on to reach but they certainly scaled them during their short lives.
IMO, the Jimi Hendrix records are as fresh today as when he first released them.
WhatCameFirst

Re: Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

bodger wrote:
IMO, the Jimi Hendrix records are as fresh today as when he first released them.


Couldn't agree more Bodger!   Also, I loved Amy Winehouse's voice.   Jim Morrison also died at 27.
Digindeep

Add  to the sad list,although they died before they even reached 27.
Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Richie Vallence.....Oh ! and add to that....Ships whats his name,'Sitting on the dock of the Bay'.....Help someone.....!!!!

All above died in plane crashes....

Otis Redding....got it in the nick of time.......
sod

That was one big bad plane crash
Seabird

Yes 53 years since Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Ritchie Vallence died in that plane crash       Sad sad day for music. Buddy was only 22 I think and had written about 60 hits!

We've also lost John Denver and Rick Nelson to plane crashes and don't forget Eddie Cochran and Marc Bolan in car crashes.

Harry Chapin (I am the morning DJ, amongst others) got himself run over in New York  

Rather dangerous being a rock star.

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