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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The "27 club" Culture


-I usually start my morning from my daily must-read lists,which including some blogs and some cool websites.Ok,to the point now,this morning i had road a article from "Rookie","that is"The 27 club".First the title attracts my attention,and then when i read it,i know the so-call "27 club" describes (quoted the description from "Rookie") "A weirdly high number of musical geniuses died at the age of 27".

*Image Resource Via http://rookiemag.com/


-To be frank,at first,i do not have any awareness of "27 club",and when i see this image from "Rookie" the only one musician i know died at age 27 is Amy Winehouse.Amy ,and  there was a large amount of media attention devoted to the club once again. Three years earlier, Amy had expressed a fear of dying at that age.i could remember Amy died of drug abuse,and i haven badly seen a lot of her images of her wizened look.But what is on earth "27 Club"? My interest on "27 Club" drives me go deeper to search this terminology.
According to the en.wikipedia,"The 27 Club is a notional group of popular musicians who have died at age 27,[1] often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, or other violent means such as homicide or suicide.[2] The number of musicians who have died at this age and the circumstances of many of those deaths have given rise to the idea that premature deaths at this age are unusually common".


-The first idea of "27 Club" was not spread until the death of Kurt Cobain.It was Cobain`s mother,she was taken an interview and said to the media:"Now he's gone and joined that stupid club. I told him not to join that stupid club."Her saying of "stupid Club"is here what i am talking "27 Club".

-"27 Club" has already came to form into a culture,and The "club" has been repeatedly cited in music magazines, journals and the daily press. Several exhibitions have been devoted to the idea; as well as novels, films and stage plays.There have been many different theories and speculations about the causes of such early deaths and their possible connections. Cobain and Hendrix biographer Charles R. Cross writes "The number of musicians who died at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. [Although] humans die regularly at all ages, there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27."
However, a study published in the British Medical Journal in December 2011 concluded that there was no increase in the risk of death for musicians at the age of 27. Although the sampled musicians faced an increased risk of death in their 20s and 30s, this was not limited to the age of 27.




*Read More Examples of "27 Club" Via http://rookiemag.com/2013/08/the-27-club/


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