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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 on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts or at --- **CONTACT AND WEBSITE** Email - Website - **SUPPORT THE SHOW** This podcast is supported by the generous donations of the wonderful folks over at Patreon. You can get exclusive content, ad-free episodes, access to live chats and private social media like Instagram and Discord and a whole load of other stuff. Click the link here and choose your support level, and thanks :) Appreciate ya! Patreon - **SOCIAL MEDIA** Probably the most useful and well maintained social space for TCG fans is the Discord server so click the link below and join in the conversation with fellow fans. Send me a DM or post to episode specific channels yourself, share links, or join in discussions. Discord - Gordo is the one replying to all of the social media below so click the links here to be brought to the apps OR just search for 'thoseconspiracyguys' in any of these websites :D Some sites in this list are obviously more active than others but I read all messages sent to me, even though I may not reply straight away. Twitter - or find @tconspiracyguys Facebook - Instagram - or find @thoseconspiracyguys Minds - Pinterest - Reddit - Anchor - Vero - and find @thoseconspiracyguys Snapchat - Voat - Gab - Tumblr - Mix - MySpace - Meetup - **MERCH** Get conspiracy themed merch designed and curated by Gordo on our TeePublic store! Top sellers include: Sasquatch - Forest Police Unit, Time to Pay the Bill, and That Sh*t is Bananas Click this link below to be brought straight to the store Teepublic - **VIDEO** For TCG video content subscribe to any of these services where you will find: LiveChats; Episode and Recording Day Vlogs; LiveStreams of Podcast Episodes; and loads more. You will also get notifications of upcoming Live events and can join in the conversation! YouTube - Bitchute - Twitch - Vimeo - DLive - GetVokl -

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