27 Jim Morrison

Author: Chris Salewicz
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623655269
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27 Jim Morrison from the Author: Chris Salewicz. Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet was found dead, the victim of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris apartment bathtub in 1971. He was 27. Morrison was a talented, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural cipher. He struggled to cope with his exalted status and his death, officially from heart failure, remains shrouded in mystery. In 27: Jim Morrison, acclaimed music critic Chris Salewicz pays homage to Morrison as a rock icon, whilst acknowledging the dark side of this conflicted character.

27

Author: Howard Sounes
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306821699
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27 from the Author: Howard Sounes. When singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London home in 2011, the press inducted her into what Kurt Cobain’s mother named the 27 Club. “Now he’s gone and joined that stupid club,” she said in 1994, after being told that her son, the front man of Nirvana, had committed suicide. “I told him not to….” Kurt’s mom was referring to the extraordinary roll call of iconic stars who died at the same young age. The Big Six are Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison of the Doors, Kurt Cobain and, now, Amy Winehouse. All were talented. All were dissipated. All were 27. Journalists write about “the curse of the 27 Club” as if there is a supernatural reason for this series of deaths. Others invoke astrology, numerology, and conspiracy theories to explain what has become a modern mystery. In this haunting book, author Howard Sounes conducts the definitive forensic investigation into the lives and deaths of the six most iconic members of the Club, plus another forty-four music industry figures who died at 27, to discover what, apart from coincidence, this phenomenon signifies. In a grimly fascinating journey through the dark side of the music business over six decades, Sounes uncovers a common story of excess, madness, and self-destruction. The fantasies, half-truths, and mythologies that have become associated with Jones, Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain, and Winehouse are debunked. Instead a clear and compelling narrative emerges, one based on hard facts, that unites these lost souls in both life and death.

The 27s

Author: Eric Segalstad
Publisher: Samadhi Creations, LLC
ISBN: 0615189644
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The 27s from the Author: Eric Segalstad. The 27s is the first comprehensive account of the lives and legacies of the thirty-four musicians who make up (to date) rock’s most notorious myth. It is also a capsule history of rock n' roll, twisting and turning through decades and genres, unfurling layers of numerology, philosophy, and astrology along the way. The text is complemented by compelling and multifaceted artwork that brings a nonlinear graphic novel edge to this major contribution to the study of rock culture.

Dead Gods The 27 Club

Author: Chris Salewicz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784295566
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Dead Gods The 27 Club from the Author: Chris Salewicz. Robert Johnson. Brian Jones. Jimi Hendrix. Janis Joplin. Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse. They were inspirational, controversial, talismanic and innovative. They lead lives full of myth, scandal, sex, drugs and some of the most glorious music that has ever heard. Though each of their lives were cut tragically short at the age of 27, they would all leave the world having changed it irrevocably. Chris Salewicz tells, in intimate detail, the stories behind these compelling figures. From Robert Johnson and his legendary deal with the devil, to Jimi Hendrix appearing like a psychedelic comet on the London scene, through to Amy Winehouse's blazing talent and her savage appetite for self-destruction.

Amy 27

Author: Howard Sounes
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781444758504
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Amy 27 from the Author: Howard Sounes. The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy. She was one of the brightest music stars in years -a brilliant, original song writer with a mighty voice and great personal charm. Amy was loveable, but troubled. She was as notorious for her messy personal life, drug addiction and alcoholism, as she was celebrated for her songs, and her death in 2011, while shocking, was not unexpected. Amy was also the latest in a series of iconic music stars who died at the same young age; starting with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones whose death in 1969 was followed by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970, Jim Morrison in 1971, and Kurt Cobain in 1994. All were gifted. All were dissipated. All were 27. The 27 Club was first used as a collective term for these lost souls after a comment by Kurt Cobain's mother. 'He's gone and joined that stupid club,' she said after Kurt shot himself. 'I told him not to ...' In this ground-breaking book, Howard Sounes delivers a detailed and insightful study of Amy Winehouse's life, and sets that life in the context of the 27 Club. That six big music stars died at 27 -- along with 44 less well-known names -- is on one level a coincidence. But behind this coincidence Sounes reveals is a disturbing common narrative that explains how these artists met their fate, and casts new light on Amy's death in particular.

Poetry From The 27 Club

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Onlinegatha
ISBN: 1517098971
Size: 36.72 MB
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Poetry From The 27 Club from the Author: Ray Bradbury. This is Poetry about the 27 club members, some of the most famous musicians in the world. Robert Johnson. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix. Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Who died so young at the age of 27. Also Poetry about the famous Bob Dylan. Plus poetry from the two Beats.

The F J Lennon Reader S Companion

Author: F. J. Lennon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476730903
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The F J Lennon Reader S Companion from the Author: F. J. Lennon. A collection of excerpts from F.J. Lennon’s novels. SOUL TRAPPER Kane Pryce knows that ghosts are real…and that sometimes they have unfinished business. Hollywood native Kane Pryce isn’t your average twenty-something dabbling musician. To those in a very small circle, he’s known as a ghost-hunting legend. Delving deep into the supernatural isn’t a lifestyle that Kane chose for himself, however; it was thrust upon him when his father vanished under mysterious circumstances. Unbeknownst to anyone besides Kane, his father left instructions to his son that led Kane to the Soul Trap, a powerful supernatural treasure that allows him to hunt down, capture, and send ghosts from the earthly realm to the afterlife. Nail-biting and darkly humorous, Soul Trapper takes readers on a thrilling ride through the ghostly realm. DEVIL’S GATE Some places are doomed to be haunted… After the stress of the job finally got to Kane Pryce, he left ghost hunting and has been busy reinventing himself as the lead guitarist of a band on the brink of success. But it isn’t long before he is asked to investigate a case involving Pasadena’s infamous Suicide Bridge, and gets sucked back into the supernatural realm. With the Soul Trap as his only defense, Kane must combat evil supernatural forces on a spiritual battlefield, a place between life and death, where the fate of his own soul hangs in the balance. HELL FIRE In this final installment to the riveting, action-packed Soul Trapper series, legendary ghost hunter Kane Pryce makes a shocking discovery that leads him on his most dangerous mission ever. Kane’s about to give up ghost hunting when he discovers a centuries-old skull and can’t resist plunging into another investigation. The expedition leads him to the Hellfire Caves in England. But as Kane begins to uncover the mysteries of the legendary Hellfire Club, questions from his past arise and threaten to consume him. Suspenseful and fast-paced, Hellfire is a paranormal adventure that will mesmerize, thrill, and shock you.

Soul Trapper

Author: F. J. Lennon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184453
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Soul Trapper from the Author: F. J. Lennon. Rising to legendary underground status as a ghost-hunter in spite of a lack of motivation, Kane Pryce uses a supernaturally charged object to dispatch lost souls, falls in love with a reporter, and becomes entangled in the problems of two ghosts.

Wilderness

Author: Jim Morrison
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439562376
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Wilderness from the Author: Jim Morrison. A collection of poems, diary entries, and drawings by the Doors' driving force is accompanied by a Morrison "self-interview" and an afterword by his best friend

The Lizard King

Author: Jerry Hopkins
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
ISBN: 0859658848
Size: 76.73 MB
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The Lizard King from the Author: Jerry Hopkins. Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, has achieved a bizarre cult status since his death in 1971. Morrison was one of the most popular and controversial figures to emerge during the sixties; described as an 'erotic politician', poet, shaman, Dionysian drunk, his style and influence have grown steadily in the twenty years since his death, so that the real man has gradually disappeared behind the legend. Now, in The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison, Morrison's biographer Jerry Hopkins, co-author of No One Here Gets Out Alive, reassesses Jim's life and provides fresh insights into him as a human being rather than the myth that he has become. But this reassessment is only part of this remarkable book. At its heart is a series of interviews with Jim Morrison by journalists including Hopkins himself, Ben Fong-Torres, John Tobler, Bob Chorush, Salli Stevenson, Richard Goldstein and the late John Carpenter, Morrison shows himself to have been articulate, intelligent and witty. Published uncut, these interviews provide a unique insight into a man who consciously created his own myth, then lived to regret it. Stripping bare the facts from the fantasies of Jim's death in Paris in 1971, and taking a long hard look at what has happened since to the people who he left behind, The Lizard King: The Essential Jim Morrison brings sharply into focus the broken dreams and unreachable ideals of one of the sixties' most enduring icons.