The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll
Author: Eric Segalstad
Illustrations: Josh Hunter
Publication date : 2009
This book, about rock stars who died at the age of 27, includes a chapter about Pigpen.
Others featured include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Alan Wilson, Pete Ham, Gary Thain, Pete de Freitas, Chris Bell, Kurt Cobain, Rudy Lewis, Kristin Pfaff and Jeremy Michael Ward.
When Delta bluesman Robert Johnson died poisoned by whiskey in 1938, he started a mysterious pattern of premature deaths among rock & roll musicians at age 27.
The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll tells the fascinating and complete story about music's most eclectic phenomenon. In addition to stories & anecdotes about the lives and legacies of thirty-four 27s, the book delves into numerical and astrological meanings behind the number 27.
Adding tension to a gripping narrative, The 27s is beautifully illustrated throughout and the art complements or create visual tangents intended to draw the reader further in to The 27s' universe.
Inventive use of maps, timelines, and sidebars aid the reader with a sense of place, additional information, pop cultural placeholders, and more.
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