EPISODE 106: THE 27 CLUB

Some believe that there is a predetermined number, an age that many insist that, once you survive it, you’re in the clear… the age 27.

This cursed number is said to have brought many talented artists and musicians to an early grave, and has been shrouded in so much mystery, that statistical studies have even been conducted at several universities to get to the bottom of the mystery… of what awaits those once they turn 27.

Could these larger-than-life talents just be falling victim to the signature lifestyle of rock & roll’s greatest acts– living fast, and dying young? Or… is there a little more to the story… and some eerie force is claiming the lives of all of the most cherished and gifted artists the world has to offer?

EPISODE 106: THE 27 CLUB (MYSTERY) CRACKPOP

Episode Contents:

  • INTRODUCING THE TRAGIC SIX
Brian Jones, founding member of The Rolling Stones- was found dead at 27 at the bottom of his swimming pool, though his bandmates would later admit their suspicions about this.
Jimi Hendrix, considered to be the greatest guitarist of all-time- died from an overdose pills, choking on his own vomit in his sleep.
Janis Joplin, “The Greatest White Blues Mama” and “Queen of Rock & Roll”- died from a heroin overdose, though some suspect she was targeted.
Jim Morrison, frontman of The Doors- was discovered dead in his girlfriend’s apartment bathtub; no autopsy was conducted leading some to believe there’s more to this story.
Kurt Cobain, frontman of the 90’s alternative band Nirvana- died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, though some suspect this was staged.
Amy Winehouse, the heartbreaking jazz prodigy very publicly suffered from addiction- she died from alcohol poisoning, but reportedly had expressed her great fear of joining the 27 club.
  • THEORY 1: NUMEROLOGY
    • Some believe that numbers might determine the outcome of our lives.
    • Specifically, all of us have a “life path number” found by adding the digits of our birthday.
      • ex: February 24, 1993 = 2/24/1993 = 2+2+4+1+9+9+3 = 30 –> 3+0= 3 (making 3 my life path number)
    • Find yours here:
  • THEORY 2: DECLINING HEALTH
    • When celebrities turn to drugs at an early age to deal with the pressures of being famous, they start building a tolerance to the drug… and then need more of it as the years pass, making the members of the tragic six all more susceptible to overdosing.
  • THEORY 3: PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE
    • The psychologist Erik Erikson theorized that we all go through the same psychosocial crises at certain ages in our development.
    • For example, in our 20’s- we are plagued with the challenge he calls “Intimacy vs. Isolation” (see Erikson’s model below) where we must learn how to form meaningful connections and let others in to avoid loneliness; if you misstep here, it could lead to depression, which ultimately might lead to suicidal thoughts.

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