musicians who died too young

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July 21st, 2020 at 7:20:35 AM permalink
kenarman
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30 Patsy Cline


Patsy Cline was an amazing writer as well as a performer. Her songs are still being performed.

Jim Morrison.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
July 21st, 2020 at 8:41:03 AM permalink
Wizard
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This video is a tribute to celebrities who died young. About half were musicians.


Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdeXMXTb6O8

It should they incorrectly have a picture of Freddie Prinze Jr. for Freddie Prinze Sr.
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July 21st, 2020 at 10:18:00 AM permalink
terapined
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_premature_professional_wrestling_deaths
Shocking how many pro wrestlers have died early
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 21st, 2020 at 10:20:23 AM permalink
Evenbob
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John Denver, Ricky Nelson
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 21st, 2020 at 12:39:02 PM permalink
zippyboy
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The most unfortunate death on that list has got to be Selena, who was murdered by the president of her own fan club. How sad.
July 21st, 2020 at 3:16:50 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
This video is a tribute to celebrities who died young. About half were musicians.


The video reminded me that I missed a huge musician, Jim Morrison. The quartet of musicians who died at age 27 all within two years made it seemed like the age was cursed.
Age
27 Brian Jones (d. July 3 1969)
27 Jimmie Hendrix (d. September 18, 1970 )
27 Janis Joplin (d. October 4, 1970)
27 Jim Morrison (d. July 3, 1971)
27 Kurt Cobain (d. April 5, 1994)
27 Amy Winehouse (d. 23 July 2011)

I don't think "The 27 Club" became a phrase until after Cobain died.





Thanks for pointing out these musicians who died in plane crashes. I don't normally think of them on the list.
30 Patsy Cline
45 Ricky Nelson
53 John Denver
July 21st, 2020 at 9:22:22 PM permalink
JimRockford
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30--Jim Croce (airplane crash)
29--Ronnie Van Zandt and other members of Lynryd Skynyrd (airplane crash)

These are a couple that I remember from my youth...not really mourning, a little shock, but missing what else they (and many others on the list) may have contributed musically.

Selena is still a pretty big deal here in Texas...she comes up every year or so in discussions, tributes, etc.

Speaking to Texas:
35 - Stevie Ray Vaughn
52 - Townes Van Zandt. (52 is young and Townes Van Zandt was one of the best American songwriters ever)
The mind hungers for that on which it feeds.
July 22nd, 2020 at 10:03:29 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
The video reminded me that I missed a huge musician, Jim Morrison. The quartet of musicians who died at age 27 all within two years made it seemed like the age was cursed.
Age
27 Brian Jones (d. July 3 1969)
27 Jimmie Hendrix (d. September 18, 1970 )
27 Janis Joplin (d. October 4, 1970)
27 Jim Morrison (d. July 3, 1971)
27 Kurt Cobain (d. April 5, 1994)
27 Amy Winehouse (d. 23 July 2011)

I don't think "The 27 Club" became a phrase until after Cobain died.

Early Blues pioneer - Robert Johnson 27

Early Country pioneer - Jimmy Rogers 35
I'm a huge fan of both. I love roots music
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
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