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Unlucky 27: Members of the 27 Club

Updated on October 25, 2018

27 Club Most Well Known Members:

These are some of the more well known musicians and actors on that list.

Rudy Lewis


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Rudy Lewis

Rudy Lewis was one of the vocalist in the 1950's band the Drifters. He died on May 20th 1964 and the cause was a drug overdose.

Malcolm Hale

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Malcolm Hale

Malcolm Hale was the lead guitarist and an original member of the 1960's band Spanky and Our Gang. He died on October 30th 1968 and the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning.

Brian Jones

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Brain Jones

Brian Jones was a member of the 1960's band the Rolling Stones. He was also the founder of the band. His role in the band was guitarist but he could play multiple other instruments as well. He died on July 3rd 1969 and the cause was drowning.

Alan Wilson

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Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson aka "Blind Owl" was a member of the 1960's band Canned Heat. He was the lead singer of the band. He was also one of the main composers of the band. He died on September 3rd 1970 and the cause was drug over dose. It's also stated as a possible suicide.

Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is best known for his singing, songwriting and electric guitar skills. He had a couple of bands, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys. He died on September 18th 1970 and the cause was asphyxiation.

Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was best known for her raspy singing voice, which she used as the lead vocalist in the band Big Brother & the Holding Company, as well as in the bands the Kozmic Blues Band and Full Tilt Boogie band. She was also the songwriter for those bands. She died on October 4th 1970 and the cause was a drug overdose.

Jim Morrison

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Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was the lead sing of the 1960's band the Doors. He died on July 3rd 1971 and the cause was heart failure.

Ron McKernan

Ron McKernan

Ron McKernan aka pigpen was a keyboardist and singer in the Grateful Dead. He was one of the founding members as well. He died on March 8th 1973 and the cause was gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

Dave Alexander

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Dave Alexander

Dave Alexander was the bassist for the band the Stooges. He died on February 10th 1975 and the cause was pulmonary edema.

Pete Ham

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Pete Ham

Pete Ham was the lead guitarist and also a keyboardist in the band Badfinger. He died on April 24th 1975 and the cause was suicide by hanging.

Gary Thain

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Gary Thain

Gary Thain was a former member of the bands Uriah Heep and the Keef Hartly band. He was the bassist. He died on December 8th 1975 and the cause was drug overdose.

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was best known for being the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist in the 1990's band Nirvana. He also founded the band. Aside from that, he's probably also known for being married to Courtney Love and having a daughter with her named Francis Bean. He died on April 5th 1994 and the cause was suicide by gunshot.

Pete de Freitas

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Pete de Freitas

Pete de Freitas was the drummer for the band Echo & the Bunnymen. He died on June 14th 1989 and the cause was a motorcycle collsion.

Kristen Pfaff

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Kristen Pfaff

Kristen Pfaff was the bass guitarist for the bands Hole and Janitor Joe. She died on June 16th 1994 and the cause was drug overdose.

Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was an English singer/ songwriter and is probably best known for her pop hit here in the United States called Rehab. She died on July 23rd 2011 and the cause was alcohol poisoning.

Anton Yelchin

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Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin was an actor in the rebooted Star Trek series. He was also a guitarist for the band the Hammerheads. He died on June 19th 2016 and the cause was accidental blunt traumatic asphyxia.

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      Rudy Lewis Fan 

      5 months ago

      That is not Rudy Lewis of The Drifters in that photo that is Clyde McPhatter the original lead singer of The Drifters!

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