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Is Kurt Cobain in the 27 Club?

Is Kurt Cobain in the 27 Club?  

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  1. 1. He died at 27 but is he in the club?



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One interesting thing about this "27 club" is the volume of great music produced by each member varies so widely. 

Brian Jones helped the Stones put out 9 studio albums before he died.  

Jim Morrison released 7 albums (if you count 'American Prayer')

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, the original frontman of the The Grateful Dead, crafted the band's first 5 studio albums.  

The original himself, Robert Johnson, was from an era where full length LPs were very rare.  We know of 42 total tracks recorded, about 4-5 albums worth.  

Jimi Hendrix released 4 studio albums (I count "The Cry of Love" because it was basically done when he died, half the tracks just needed final mixing).  

Janis Joplin released 4 studio albums (with various "backing" bands)

Kurt Cobain put out 3 with Nirvana

Amy Winehouse with 2 

While all of their brilliant music lives on, only two of them still have their songs played today by their original bandmates (or some of their former bandmates), Pigpen & Brian Jones.  Although there isn't a recorded song today that doesn't have Robert Johnson's fingerprints all over it.  

 

 

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