- A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse
- Narrated by: Todd McLaren
- Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-13-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Journalists write about "the curse of the 27 Club" as if there is a supernatural reason for this series of deaths. Others invoke astrology, numerology, and conspiracy theories to explain what has become a modern mystery.
In this haunting audiobook, author Howard Sounes conducts the definitive forensic investigation into the lives and deaths of the six most iconic members of the Club, plus another 44 music industry figures who died at 27, to discover what, apart from coincidence, this phenomenon signifies.
In a grimly fascinating journey through the dark side of the music business over six decades, Sounes uncovers a common story of excess, madness, and self-destruction. The fantasies, half-truths, and mythologies that have become associated with Jones, Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain, and Winehouse are debunked. Instead a clear and compelling narrative emerges, one based on hard facts, that unites these lost souls in both life and death.
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By Ryan Hooey on 12-03-16
This is the end... my Bea-u-ti-ful friend
This was one of my first non-fiction audiobooks. At first I thought it might be a little weird because it was an audiobook but on the flipside it was really well done and so interesting. The narration was really well done and the content was presented in a great non biased way. It celebrated the lives and musical contrirbutions of some of the greatest musical influences in the world that were taken far too young. Despite each musician's flaws they all had some things in common and this book explored each of them really deeply. The book was set up fantastically devoting 4 or 5 main time periods of the musicians lives dividing those into each individual musician separately. I really enjoyed this listen as it was not a typical genre I would have chosen. The narrator did a great job and even incorporated voices with English accents when appropriate. History buff, music nut or just want a look back at what the world was like in the 1960s or 70s this listen is for you. Give it a try.
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