Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rock's Forever 27 Club... Top Ten


1. Jimi Hendrix: Asphyxiated in his own vomit after an OD on sleeping pills. Ask Eric Burdon what actually happened...

2. Janis Joplin: Heroin overdose, a magical singer, originally with Big Brother and the Holding Company, her version of "Summertime" is an incredible example of her work...

3. Jim Morrison: Listed as dying from heart failure but almost definitely Heroin OD, massively influential, including inspiration for Iggy Pop...

4. Brian Jones: Drowned in his swimming pool under mysterious circumstances; one of the most dangerous characters around if you were his girlfriend, lots of domestic violence and paranoia overshadowed his brilliance as a musician. Predicted the world music scene with his Moroccan experiments...

5. Kurt Cobain: Made into a popular saint after his death from a 'self-inflicted' gun shot wound in 1994. Ironically he expressed a desire to join the 27 club as a young teenager...

6. Robert Johnson: Pneumonia from strychnine poisoning, 1938; the Father of the Blues would never see 30... Inspiration of a great British Blues movement in the 60s and 70s. Such great bands as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Climax Blues...

7. Alan Wilson: Possible suicide, leader of blues outfit Canned Heat...

8. Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan: Alcohol related gastrointestinal hemorrhage, founding member & keyboard / vocalist of the Grateful Dead...

9. Gary Thain: Bassist of Uriah Heep...

10. Peter Ham: Keyboardist and singer from Badfinger, suicide by hanging...

4 comments:

sorrow11 said...

I think it's from a movie..
"those that burn twice as bright,burn half as long, and oh how brightly you(they) have burned"
looking forward to tomorrows tunes!
Can I put in a request for Janis's "Summertime" ??
Gonna drink some wine and try to ward off the insomnia so i can be bushy tailed for the show...
LOL!

ॐ JIMI THE HIPPIE ॐ said...

I would love to play Janis for you, Sis. Hoping all is well in VA...

Peace

Ur-spo said...

It doesn't speak well for being an artiste, does it?

ॐ JIMI THE HIPPIE ॐ said...

Hey Bro... It's never a good thing to be an artist[e] with an "e" at the end... (wink)

The pretensions will kill you...

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