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MAIN EPISODE On this episode,​ we talk about the infamously tragic collection of now-classic music stars that died at the height of their careers but at a very early age; now collectively known as The 27 Club. Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin were the original three dying at the end of the 60s and leaving behind them the legacy of one of the wildest and most progressive periods in human history. Their passing sounded a death knell for the counterculture and its hopes for the future. Fast forward to the 90s and a seeming revival of 60 cultural progressiveness and also the tragic death of Kurt Cobain by suicide. Cobain's death reinvigorated the 27 Club mythos and people started to wonder what was it about the age 27 that caused so much heartache coupled with unbridled success? In recent years others have been added to the roster of the 27 Club like most recently Amy Winehouse but others still are being posthumously gilded with the moniker of 'worthy' of entry. Jean Michel Basquiat, a new york artist who died in the 80s was added just a few years ago; and actor Anton Yelchin was considered after his untimely death in a car accident. The conditions for entry seem to have been relaxed then, with only the most influential and prolific creators gaining admission for the first 40 years and now it seems, the arbitrary factor of age make you an eligible candidate Many other more influential people die older but still don't​ get the accolades The 27 Club do; like Heath Ledger who died at 28 and just missed the boat; or John Bonham dying at a ripe old 32. There must be some sort of reason the memory of the originals were kept alive for so long? The involvement of those original three, Jim, Jimi and Janis, in the Laurel Canyon movement of the 60s and the infiltration of counter culture,​ could have something to do with it. Their deaths were​ also quite suspicious, either by overdose, or suicide, or both, and​ Jim Morrison may not be dead at all. We will never know why people put so much value on the cult of celebrity but the ever increasing vacuousness​ of today's musical artists and reality TV stars may leave slim pickings for future members of the 27 club as far a quality goes, but there will be plenty of quantity --- MURDER BOOK PODCAST AND DARK SACRED NIGHT Thanks to Murder Book Podcast for supporting this episode of Those Conspiracy Guys. Check out Michael Connelly’s new “Murder Book” podcast here https://apple.co/2GbPORR on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts or at https://www.murderbookpodcast.com --- TCGTV PROJECT Please support the TCG TV project by visiting http://www.gofundme.com/tcgtv and donating what you can. All the details will be there and anything that's missing will be added very shortly. Your support is greatly appreciated and I will take a year and travel all across the continental US making documentaries and a daily vlog as I meet other podcasters, YouTubers, conspiracy experts, witnesses, scientists and go to all the places we only talk about on the show! Its a big swing at a unique media endeavour​ and the TCG fans can make it happen. If you don't want to use GoFundMe you can donate via PayPal and get all the perks and added to the GFM mailing list just the same. Click this link to donate http://www.paypal.me/thoseconspiracyguys --- CONTACT Email us with comments or questions info@thoseconspiracyguys.com You can find Edwin Sammon on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/edwinsammon and you can find Gareth at http://www.garethstack.com and all his social media links are there too. 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Click this link to join the audio/video and text chat rooms http://discord.gg/NPUNty2 and Patreons get access to loads of other secret channels there and every episode has its own place to chat so to visit the channel all about this episode topic --- SOCIAL MEDIA If you're on Twitter follow http://www.twitter.com/tconspiracyguys @tconspiracyguys is Gordo replying to you btw :) Send us your links, questions and comments on Facebook and we reply to as many people as we can http://www.facebook.com/thoseconspiracyguys You can also get stories and our IGTV at the TCG Instagram http://www.instagram.com/thoseconspiracyguys --- SUPPORT Also you can support us by visiting http://www.patreon.com/thoseconspiracyguys and your donations help keep the show alive and thriving, you get discounts on merchandise, outtakes, early releases and a backstage pass to a live TCG discussion show every month plus loads more. --- MERCH If you are really loving the show you can buy merchandise at http://goo.gl/xHXYWg which is a link to our TeePublic store where you can get hundreds of conspiracy designs all curated by episode and available on t-shirts and hoodies as well as mugs, tote bags, phone cases, canvas prints, notebooks, pillows and stickers. --- MORE MEDIA You can check out some of our video content including the video version of this episode recorded live in studio at http://www.youtube.com/thoseconspiracyguys and get all the updates of sources from the show and live chat streams we do every month. 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I also plan to livestream the podcast recordings there as well so subscribe Other sources available and add them to your own boards on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/tconspiracyguys Head over to our subreddit and see what the community is up to at http://www.reddit.com/r/thoseconspiracyguys There is also an audio app where we can chat about current events or just share audio clips here Anchor - https://anchor.fm/thoseconspiracyguys And a block chain based blog site for content that is now considered not mainstream is at Minds - http://www.minds.com/thoseconspiracyguys --- OTHER PODCASTS We also have a new podcast where we discuss Movies, TV and Video Games called 'Why Press Play' and you can find us on any platform by searching ‘WhyPressPlay’. I try to find the hidden gems in media of old so when you are browsing a Netflix queue or looking for something good to watch you can catch those great movies that you would normally pass over. 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