Normally in a post about the Forever 27 club, I would try to crack a joke about how it shouldn’t be confused with Forever 21. However, it saddens me to report that British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday in her London flat at the age of 27. Since I’ve already mentioned the number two times, you may be wondering what the significance of 27 is.
Let me explain: in the music industry there seems to be a strange “curse” involving famous musicians that have died at the age of 27. Members of the 27 club include Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, and, now, Amy Winehouse. Since so many musicians have died at this age, there are articles, websites, and even books that pay tribute to what has been dubbed the “Forever 27 Club” or the “27 Club” for short.