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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 hRobert 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....

Title : Dead Gods: The 27 Club
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ISBN : 9781784291334
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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Dead Gods: The 27 Club Reviews

  • BookwormDH
    2018-11-04 06:02

    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.An entertaining read. Obviously on the dark side of life. But these people were real artists, and the pressure on them was unreal. Some artists came through this and deal with it. Future artists should read this!!Thought provoking without a doubt.

  • Julie Sale
    2018-10-30 08:51

    Very good read

  • J.P.
    2018-10-20 08:05

    Fine read. Although this is essentially a biography of Amy Winehouse---Winehouse's story frames the whole book---there is interesting material found here on Brian Jones, the founder of the Rolling Stones, as well. I'm pretty well versed in the sad tales of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain. So nothing this author wrote about these folks impressed me, really. But it's all thoroughly researched and professionally written. No Wikipedia cut-and-paste job, this.I was impressed, though, with how the author, through objective examination of known facts, blew away the clouds of "conspiracy" hazing these late artists' stories. Brian Jones had an enlarged heart, was drunk and narcotized the night he drowned in his swimming pool. Amy Winehouse's blood-alcohol content was five times the legal limit the night she died; the booze simply suppressed her system to the point that she stopped breathing. Morrison was drunk, coked up and fiddling with heroin---either purposefully or unknowingly---the night he died. I've long been frankly bored with all the conspiracy theories surrounding these artists' deaths. I credit and laud Salewicz with cutting through the bullshit and getting to the plain truth, as much as we will ever be able to know it. The only real eye-opener for me was Amy Winehouse's tragic last days. I really think the woman was done with fame and all its attendant trappings. While she didn't leave a note, a la Cobain, her death was as much a suicide as his was. Salewicz treats his subjects honestly, but not without sympathy. If you're a fan of any of these artists or a total newcomer, you'll find much food for thought in Chris Salewicz's considerate examination of a sad phenomenon.

  • Doug
    2018-11-13 06:43

    Not a bad read if you are genuinely interested in the artists. Not so much a bio as it is a collection of chronological 'news bits' wrapped into one. Still decent though.