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The Resource 27 : the legend & mythology of the 27 club, Gene Simmons

27 : the legend & mythology of the 27 club, Gene Simmons

Label
27 : the legend & mythology of the 27 club
Title
27
Title remainder
the legend & mythology of the 27 club
Statement of responsibility
Gene Simmons
Title variation
Twenty-seven
Title variation remainder
the legend and mythology of the twenty-seven club
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The summer of 1969 was a momentous one in modern history. It was a season punctuated with change. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, thousands of young fans flocked to rock 'n' roll festivals like Woodstock and the controversial Altamont Freeway concert, the Manson Family cult were on a high-profile killing spree, and the first uprisings that would become the Stonewall Riots began. It was an electric summer of violent endings, new beginnings, and social unrest. It was also the summer that a myth was born-beginning with the tragic, untimely death of Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones. The world soon lost two more huge music stars: Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Not only did losing these three beacons of music culture seem to signal the end of a musical era, it also felt like a foreboding sign; they had all died at exactly the same age. All three had lost their lives at the pinnacle of their creative output, and all three were exactly 27 years old. People have speculated that there could be a dastardly lineage, from the poisoning of blues pioneer Robert Johnson in 1938, through these icons of the 60s, and more recently to rebel chanteuse Amy Winehouse's death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. Could it be a twisted fate that the world's very best creative souls come to early, often violent, deaths at just 27 years old? Over time, this idea began to be known as, "the 27 club," and it has persisted in the public imagination. In 27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club, rock 'n' roll icon Gene Simmons takes a deep dive into the life stories of these legendary figures, without giving credence to the romanticized idea that being in the "club" is somehow a perverse privilege. Simmons wills us to acknowledge the extraordinary lives, not the sensational deaths, of the musicians and artists who left an indelible mark on the world
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simmons, Gene
Dewey number
  • 781.66092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML394
LC item number
.S563 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock musicians
  • Singers
  • Rock musicians
  • Singers
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • Singers
Label
27 : the legend & mythology of the 27 club, Gene Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 27: Robert Johnson (1938) -- Brian Jones (1969) -- Jimi Hendrix (1970) -- Janis Joplin (1970) -- Jim Morrison (1971) -- Jean-Michel Basquiat (1988) -- Kurt Cobain (1994) -- Amy Winehouse (2011) -- Notable mentions: Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (1970) -- Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1973) -- Jonathan Brandis (2003) -- The almost-27s: Otis Redding (1967) -- Tim Buckley (1975) and Jeff Buckley (1997) -- The science of 27 -- Final thoughts: Avicii, and the future -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
on1022211533
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781576878866
Lccn
2018952331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
27 : the legend & mythology of the 27 club, Gene Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 27: Robert Johnson (1938) -- Brian Jones (1969) -- Jimi Hendrix (1970) -- Janis Joplin (1970) -- Jim Morrison (1971) -- Jean-Michel Basquiat (1988) -- Kurt Cobain (1994) -- Amy Winehouse (2011) -- Notable mentions: Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (1970) -- Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1973) -- Jonathan Brandis (2003) -- The almost-27s: Otis Redding (1967) -- Tim Buckley (1975) and Jeff Buckley (1997) -- The science of 27 -- Final thoughts: Avicii, and the future -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
on1022211533
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781576878866
Lccn
2018952331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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