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New documentary to examine ’27 Club’

By | Published on Wednesday 14 March 2018

27 Gone Too Soon

Former Wham! manager Simon Napier-Bell is to release his latest documentary later this month. Titled ’27 Gone To Soon’, the film will look at the so called ’27 club’, and the various iconic musicians who have died at that age.

When Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix all died at the age of 27 in fairly quick succession between 1967 and 1971 people commented on the coincidence, says the film. But it wasn’t until Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994 that the idea that there was some sort of ‘club’ took hold. When a 27 year old Amy Winehouse died in 2011, interest in the idea rose again.

The film pulls together archive footage and new interviews, including with music critics Pete Paphides and Paul Gambaccini, record industry veteran Korda Marshall, and musicians like Gary Numan and the currently 27 years old Olly Alexander from Years & Years.

The film will be screened at the Regent Street Cinema on 26 Mar, as well as being released on DVD and digital services the same day.



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