Season 1, Episode 5

The 27 Club-Part 1

S1E5: The 27 Club-Part 1

This week, we’re going to look at what’s known as the 27 Club, whose musical members lived fast, died young, and didn’t always leave a good looking corpse. 

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27 Club – Part 1 Playlist: Curated by Pops & Clicks

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This episode takes us around the world with Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child (Slight Return).  We start in Maui with a live 1970 performance by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Next, we travel to Toronto to see Stevie Ray Vaughan kill it at the El Mocambo in 1983. 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) live in Maui 1970
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) live at the El Mocambo 1983

Deeper Dive & Suggested Material

Suggested Reading

What is the 27 Club and Who’s in it?
The 27 Club: A Brief History
27 Club – Wikipedia
Robert Johnson – Wikipedia
Brother Johnson: Growing Up with Robert Johnson – Amazon
Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson- Amazon
Brian Jones – Wikipedia
Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones – Amazon
Alan Wilson – Wikipedia
Jimi Hendrix – Wikipedia
Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix – Amazon
Janis Joplin – Wikipedia
Janis: Her Life and Music – Amazon
The Doors – Wikipedia
The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics – Amazon
No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison – Amazon
Badfinger – Wikipedia
Without You: The Tragic Story of Badfinger – Amazon
Kurt Cobain – Wikipedia
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain – Amazon
Amy Winehouse – Wikipedia
Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story – Amazon

Suggested Listening

Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings 1990
The Rolling Stones – Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass) 1966
Canned Heat – The Very Best of Canned Heat 2005
Jimi Hendrix – The Ultimate Experience
Janis Joplin – Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits 1973
The Doors – The Very Best of The Doors 2007
Badfinger – Straight Up (Remastered 2010/Deluxe Edition) 1971
Badfinger – No Dice (Remastered 2010/Deluxe Edition) 1970
Nirvana – Nevermind (Remastered) 1991
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black 2006

Suggested Viewing

The Rolling Stones – The Brian Jones Era Part One
The Rolling Stones – The Brian Jones Era Part Two
Canned Heat – “On the Road Again” Live at Woodstock 1969
Janis Joplin – Live in Frankfurt, Germany
The Doors – Live at the Hollywood Bowl Full Concert 1968
Badfinger – The Tragic Story of The Band 
Badfinger – Breaking Bad’s Finale Song – Rick Beato
The Iveys – “Maybe Tomorrow” 
Nirvana – Live at the Paramount Theatre
Amy Winehouse – Live Concert

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