life, Music History

The 27 Club

I’ve always had a slight (or maybe substantial) obsession with the 27 club. For those who don’t know, there are many celebrities (mainly musicians) who have passed at the young age of 27. There’s a new Netflix documentary streaming called “27: Gone Too Soon” so of course I was immediately drawn to watch it right away. While I only got to watch the first half hour (bedtime called), I’m eager to watch more!

The documentary painted a picture as though he wanted to be Brian Jones.

The first musician they discussed was Brian Jones, the founder of the Rolling Stones. I had no idea he even existed and it almost seems like the band wanted it this way. I don’t know how true this is but it made me want to learn more about the tragedy. Brian was found completely unresponsive at the bottom of his swimming pool and died shortly after he was taken to the hospital. For some reason this struck me as suspicious! Granted, two weeks before his death, Brian was spiraling out of control due to the unwanted ousting of his own band and was allegedly high and drunk at the time of his passing. My boyfriend and I joked that Mick Jagger had something to do with it. But then… the documentary began to mention that Mick literally started wearing Brian Jones’ clothes and mimicking his body language, but never mentioned him again after the funeral. The documentary painted a picture as though he wanted to be Brian Jones.

Of course, I had to find more information on this case. Conspiracy theories and rumors flooded my Google search! It turns out, in 1993, a man by the name of Frank Thorogood, confessed that he killed Brian that night at the pool. No solid proof, but it’s still very interesting. My mind had to go even further and wonder if Mick Jagger paid him to rid the world of Brian Jones. *Dun* *Dun* (this is completely ridiculous and absurd speculation but I love a good murder mystery!) There was another article that said Mick Jagger is still very jealous of Brian to this day for some odd reason.

The 60’s (specifically in music) is so captivating to me! I would love to travel back in time to actually see firsthand how it felt to be present in a moment of this era. The glamorized rebellion, drugs, and sex that composed the essence of rock and roll is magnetizing.

I can’t wait to see the rest of this documentary! If you’ve watch this Netflix series, lived through the era, and/or love conspiracy theories, let me know what you think!

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4 thoughts on “The 27 Club”

  1. Re: Going back to the 60s. People tend to look at the past with rose-colored glasses-Living during the 60s was alternately pleasant and terrifying I was in fifth grade when President Kennedy was shot in 1963 and A sophomore in high school when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The world I lived in on those two dates? very, very different . Fascinating topic though and well written

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you for mentioning this was well written! Coming from a writer of your caliber that just made my day!
      I always wondered what it felt like on certain days of history, especially when President Kennedy was assassinated. Feelings must have been overwhelming. Apollo 11 must have been soooo exciting! Thanks for coming by. Now I’m off to read more of your entries haha!

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