Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze (Leaping Ahead #59)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #59: 160228

[A song from the ’27 club’]

Mentioned in the same sentence, what do Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, Alan ‘Blind Dog’ Wilson, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Richey Edwards and Jim Morrison all have in common? Sadly, they’re all posthumously part of the infamous ’27 Club’ having departed their precious lives after just 27 short years. Jimi Hendrix passed away on 18 September 1970, two months before his 28th birthday.

Of course, each will always be remembered first for their incredible contributions to the music industry and the gifts they’ve left which we all love and listen to time and time again years and years after their passing. But, rather morbidly, one can’t really think of each now without also thinking of the ’27 club’.

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