The 27 Club


Guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones.

February 28, 1942 – 3 July 3, 1969

Death by drowning. The coroner’s report noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse.


He was considered the best guitarist who ever lived.

November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970

Died of an overdose of Vesparax sleeping pills.


Widely recognized as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Queen of Psychodelic Soul.

 January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970

The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea.


Poet, lyricist and lead singer of The Doors.

December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971

Died in Paris. Pursuant to French law, no autopsy was performed because the medical examiner claimed to have found no evidence of foul play.


Lead singer and guitarist for the seminal grunge band Nirvana.

February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994

Suicide by shotgun. A high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium were found in his body.

He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in a number of places around Washington State.


Talented singer with a powerful voice. Her eclectic mix of musical genres included R&B, soul and jazz.

September 14, 1983 – July 23, 2011

May have succumbed to addiction following many years of drug and alcohol problems.

9 thoughts on “The 27 Club

  1. Hi Dave,
    This is OFF TOPIC……
    I have been on several blogs this afternoon and it is really depressing to
    read the comments of dozens and dozens of bloggers that are feeling a
    deep sense of sadness, anger and frustration because they are feeling
    that no justice was served for little Caylee. They are seeing, what they perceive as a total lack of justice, as a baby killer goes free and is out
    to make a pile of Blood Money. I don’t think this rage is going to let up any
    time soon. Besides the killer, they are seeing the lying, money hungry parents trying to do everything possible to make a quick buck. Before Caylee’s murder, they couldn’t even make house payments, and they
    are now driving two brand new vehicles, and having a jaunt in the Bahamas!
    Something is very wrong, and I too feel saddened by these facts. MB

  2. Unfortunately, Mary Beth, the trial came to an abrupt end, but the public’s emotions continue. There is really nothing we can do except to complain loudly if and when a network pays Casey anything. Boycott them. Stick them where it hurts – in their pocketbooks. Other than that, we’ve got to move on. Everyone that ever expressed an interest in this case knew, upfront, that it would someday end. There’s nothing more we can do. Too bad, but that’s the way life works sometimes.

  3. Hi Dave,
    So much is not going away! It’s almost like the Anthonys are taunting the people that loved little
    Caylee. I read on TMZ today that the Anthonys turned down an offer of
    $250,000 for an interview!! These are the same people that couldn’t even make house payments until little Caylee was murdered! Now, they are in
    the Bahamas living it up! They both have new cars. Something is so WRONG about making money off of the cruel murder of a little child!

    Hope all is well with you! You are a great writer! Love everything u write!

  4. Hi Dave – The picture of Amy was so sad. She had such talent and destroyed it all with drugs and wild living. I am still up at my mountain cabin and enjoying the cooler weather but will be home in late August for the Gator season. We will have to find a time when you can come up and see the sights.I hope all is well with you and your family.

  5. Hi Nika – Sorry I didn’t see your comment right away. I looked through a handful of photos and settled in on that one because it truly represented the look I wanted to convey – the look of a messed up drug addict. Her death was such a senseless shame. It’s sad how drugs can take over people and suck the life out of them. Oh well. I’m glad you’re enjoying your stay in the mountains. My sister and her husband are up there somewhere, enjoying themselves. I would definitely like to come back up to Gainesville sometime soon. That is such a nice area of Florida, especially where you live. I really do look forward to it. Thanks for keeping me in mind.

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