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The Curse of 27

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By Sean Nelson Among the more bizarre ghosts in rock 'n' roll lore is the curse of the 27th year. No...
Kurt Cobain The suicide of Kurt Cobain, on April 5, 1994, was a defining moment of music culture in...
Brian Jones Co-founder, spiritual leader and aesthetic conscience of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones...
Jimi Hendrix Not much remains to be said about the primal genius of Jimi Hendrix. He could play any...
Amy Winehouse Even as a 13-year old North London girl learning to play her first guitar, Amy...
Janis Joplin Two and a half weeks after Jimi Hendrix died, on October 4, 1970, the world of rock was...
Jim Morrison Third -- though in many ways first -- in the trifecta of '60s icons who died within a...
Robert Johnson Legend tells us that Mississippi-born Robert Johnson went down to the crossroads and...
Pete Ham (Badfinger) If ever a band was cursed by good fortune, it was Badfinger. The first band...
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan You have to drink a lot to develop cirrhosis at the age of 27. And...
Mia Zapata (The Gits) The rape and murder of Mia Zapata on July 7, 1993, cast a pall over her...
Gary Thain (Uriah Heep) The bassist from Uriah Heep is more or less the quintessence of the rock 'n'...
Pete de Freitas (Echo and the Bunnymen) Perhaps the only moderately optimistic thing one can say...
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