Singer Amy Winehouse Joins Group of Musicians Who Died Tragically at 27

Monday, July 25, 2011

The music world lost one of its young stars over the weekend when Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home. The singer was known for her unique vocal style and unapologetic rock star lifestyle. Winehouse was 27-years-old, the same age many of music's legends said goodbye to us far too early. They are known as the "27 Club" and they include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

Eric Segalstad, is the author of "The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll," talks about Amy Winehouse's place among that illustrious and tragic group of rock legends.

Here's Amy Winehouse performing in 2007: 

And here she is more recently in Belgrade: 

Guests:

Eric Segalstad

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [3]

Mary Faith Chmiel from Central NJ

Have you ever thought that maybe the pain came before the drugs and alcohol? I'm lived with my 20-year-old BPD daughter through many years of pain now, and I know the pain existed long before the addictions and abuse. BPD is not much recognized or understood, but the pain and suffering is real.

Jul. 26 2011 03:05 PM
manohar from NH

so she used to be not good to be performing, too bad for a good role model, definetely bad for business,and now she is synnonym of hendrix and joplin,,,,,shame on you earthlings...leave rest alone in peace..

Jul. 25 2011 08:23 PM
Enzo from NYC

The artist mentioned here should not be grouped in with such names as :
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

Esp since she has not nearly accomplished as much musically...maybe by drug consuming standards but that could even be in question....whatever.

Jul. 25 2011 02:30 PM

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