Robert Johnson, blues legend who died in 1938, was 27 when he passed away. Legend has it he had sold his soul to the devil to be able to play the guitar.
Jimi Hendrix, electric-guitar god, died in 1970 after claiming his throne as rock's premiere rock guitarist. He was also 27 when he died. Are you experienced?
Janis Joplin, known for her raspy yet unexpectedly talented and pleasant voice, a girl who "sang the blues," died the same year, 1970, as her contemporary musician Jimi Hendrix. She was 27 at her time of death.
Jim Morrison, lead vocalist and lyricist of rock band The Doors and also well-respected for his poetry, died in 1971 in Paris. Jim was 27 when he broke "on through to the other side."
Kurt Cobain, the manic-depressive lead singer of the great Nirvana, died in 1994 after a gun-shot to the chin. He also was 27 when he passed.
Five of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century all died at the age of 27. Five who lived fast, died young, and left good-looking corpses. Five musical greats who left a legacy of musical creativity and ingenuity and who will forever be remembered. Five who found their place among the legends of music. Five who will forever be 27.
Coincidence? I think not.