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Friday, December 23, 2011

Rock Star Deaths: Is The 27 Club For Real?

The seeming spike in death risk at age 27 for rock superstars may just be legend, but the illusion itself is revealing.
The notable persistence of the so-called 27 Club — the group of rock stars who have all died at age 27, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and, most recently, Amy Winehouse — makes it seem like more than mere coincidence. So a group of scientists decided to put the theory to the test.


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