“The 27 Club” – Rock and Roll Myths
We can’t explain why but people are interested by musicians’ deaths. The “27 Club” is given to a group of musicians that died at the age of 27. They were some of the most influential artists of their generation. The most famous “members” who are always listed are Kurt Kobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson or Kristen Pfaff…
Dianna Theodora Kenny, professor of psychology and music has studied the deaths of more than a thousand of artists between 1950 and 2014.
She examined four outcomes: longevity and the proportion of deaths by suicide, homicide, non-intentional injury or accident.
Finally, she examined the relation between the musical genre and the cause of death and suggests certain types of music carry specific types of risk.
Source: theconversation.com – Original Article