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27 Club

written by: silverqueen
The 27 Club's membership is made up of the biggest names in the history of Rock and Roll and Blues. But you don't want to be a member! The password is 'Die young and leave a beautiful corpse'. How many members of the 27 Club can you identify?

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This blues legend, the story goes, was a good guitar player till he 'went down to the crossroads' and sold his soul to the devil to become a master of the blues guitar. His songs such as 'Crossroads', 'Love in Vain', and 'Hellhound on My Trail' are still on every great blues man's song list. Can you name the founding father of the 27 Club?
Robert Johnson
B. B. King
Howlin Wolf
Muddy Waters

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This founder of the Rolling Stones was found dead at the bottom of his pool. His death was ruled 'Death by Misadventure'. Because of a drug related arrest in May 1968 this Rolling Stone was denied a work permit by the U.S. Government to tour in the U.S. Mick Jagger and Keith Richard told him he was no longer welcomed to be a band member. Name this 27 Club member that died July 3, 1969.
Ian Stewart
Pete Best
Brian Jones
Mick Taylor

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Known as 'The Lizard King', this 27 Club member was found dead in a bathtub at his Paris apartment. Who was the lead singer of the rock group that took their name from Aldous Huxley's 'The Doors of Perception'.
Val Kilmer
Roy Manzareck
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix

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This member of the 27 Club overdosed while she was cutting the album 'Pearl' with her new band called the Full Tilt Boogie Band.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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This singer/songwriter's hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' became the anthem for Generation X. What troubled soul ended his life with a self inflicted gunshot to his head.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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The Monterey Pop Festival was one of the first big breaks in the U.S. for this guitarist that is ranked # 1 on Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Guitarists. Name this guitarist who had hits such as 'The Star Spangled Banner' to Bob Dylan's 'All Along the Watchtower'.
Buddy Guy
Robert Johnson
Howlin Wolf
Jimi Hendrix

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Which member of the group 'Hole' joined Club 27 on June 16, 1994?
Kristen Pfaff
Eric Erlandson
Courtney Love
Lisa Roberts

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How did Les Harvey of 'Stone the Crows join Club 27?
He died in a hang glider accident.
He was electrocuted on stage
He overdosed on PCP.
After locking himself out of his apartment, he fell to his death trying to climb onto his 4th floor balcony.

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Ron McKernan, one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, died on March 8, 1973 at the age of 27. What was Ron McKernan's nickname?
Wavey Gravey

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Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson's high tenor soars in this group's hits 'Goin up a Country' and 'On the Road Again'. Alan Wilson died of a barbiturate overdose in the hills behind group member Bob Hite's home. For what group did Alan Wilson sing tenor?
Canned Heat
Blind Faith
John Mayall's Blues Bank

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