Tuesday, July 23

The Coincidences Of The 27 Club

Amy Winehouse 27 Club

I stumbled across the 27 Club again recently. It's nothing particularly new but I find it interesting that several famous musicians all died at the age of 27.

In this category come the likes of Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Ron McKernan, Dave Alexander, Richey James Edwards and so on. Some would say that they all killed themselves, because of personality flaws, though only Kurt Cobain actually committed suicide. In the case of Amy Whitehouse she believed that she would die an early death. Source

I did a little research and found connections between the first three names I have listed, going back to their childhood:

# Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, left home when she was nine to go and live with his girlfriend Jane.

# Jimi Hendrix parents divorced when he was nine and he then went to live with his father and

# Kurt Cobain often mentioned how his life altered when his parents divorced when he was aged nine.

You could make a case that nine is significant 3x3x3 (3x3=9x3=27).

No doubt most would say all of this is simply a coincidence but let's look at what Howard Sounes discovered when writing a book about Amy Winehouse, titled Amy 27. He writes:

"To see what, if anything, the 27 Club means, statistically, I collated 3463 music industry deaths from 1908 to 2012. The youngest died at 15 and the oldest 105.

"While it wasn't odd to find artists dying in their 20s, my doubts about what Cobain's mother called the 27 Club were rocked when I saw a big spike to 50 deaths at 27, with only 30 dead at 26 for example."

So the mystery deepens and there are all sorts of theories floating about on the Internet from Illuminati killings to Astrology. On one discussion board someone called Edward from Los Angeles wrote:

"Astrologically, 27 years old is the beginning of the Saturn return, when Saturn returns to the position in the night sky at the time of your birth. It begins a two and one half year period of emotional upheaval, where many of the issues from the last 27 years, especially childhood, are brought to the surface for sorting out. A healthy person works through them and emerges in their 30's a new person with new priorities. A person who is not healthy may seek to escape the issues in the pathological soothing of drug addiction, often leading to total self destruction."

And there are 27 signs in Indian astrology. But there are other significances, often in religion, with the number 27 including such things as:

# The New Testament is made up of 27 books.

# There are 27 grains in some Buddhist rosaries (108 divided by 4).

# Pythagoras and Plato stated that the number 3 cubed (i.e. 27) and number 2 cubed (i.e. 8) represent the Cosmos.

# In the Kabbalah there are 27 letters, corresponding to 27 channels of communication with God and 27 combinations of the names of God and - 13 overt and 14 covert.

# In Feng Shui, to raise money we should keep 27 identical coins in the house.

# Some Masonic lodges have the '27th' in their title.

And so it goes on.

I Ching: Hexagram 27
Thunder within the mountain
explodes from the volcano.
The superior man controls his mouth:
what comes out of it
and what he puts into it

Finally a quote from Howard Sounes who wrote Amy27:

"Like Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, a difficult childhood seemed to have created problems for Amy that poisoned her whole life. She virtually threw that life away. She may not have meant to die when she did, but she'd been living dangerously for a long time, and seemed weary at the end. 'I didn't want all this,' she said backstage in 2008 to John Altman. 'I just wanted to make music with my friends.'"

Amy Winehouse died two years ago today - which also happens to be my birthday.

Other Celebrity Stories With A Touch of Synchronicity:
JK Rowling And Harry Potter Birthday Coincidence
The Quakers To James Dean Coincidence Trail
The Ghost Or Spirit That Changed Fern Britton's Life

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  1. Happy Birthday Mike, 21 again?! Time flies, Amy died 2 years ago, doesn't seem that long. She was self-destructing though. Have a super day.

    1. Thanks Suzie - yes, Amy did sadly self-destruct - as I think others of the 27 Club mostly did as well.

  2. Bon anniversaire, Mr Mike Perry !

    Kisses from France.

    1. Thanks - and returns from England!

  3. have a happy one mike no doubt with your family. interesting about 27 club. all the best

    1. Hello Tom, hope all is well with you. Yes, a family dinner tonight.

  4. Happy birthday!
    Hope the dinner is fantastic!
    You uncovered new info on 3 of the 27 clubbers...whoever said that the saturn return begins at 27 is incorrect; it usually occurs at age 29!

  5. This information of the 27 club is interesting but I'm sure it's not limited to musicians, nor heralded via a specific planet. It's sad.

    That's why it's even more important for You to have A Happy Birthday and enjoy your family celebration.

  6. Happy Birthday Mike.
    27 cheers for you...hip,hip...