Intro / 27 Club


This is the first episode of Live Fast Podcast!

In this episode, I discuss how this podcast came to be and what i hope to do with it. I talk a little bit about my research into people who lived short but interesting lives.


I then do a brief overview of some of the members of the 27 club. This started as a group of musicians who all died at the age of 27. Most of them were rock musicians at the peak of their fame in the late 60's and early 70's: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison. Eventually other musicians are added to the list: Kurt Cobain, Kristen Pfaff and Amy Winehouse. Some people started adding other celebrities outside of the world of music such as Anton Yelchin and Patrick Tillman, but most people recognize the list as being only for musicians.

Here is the list of 27 Club members in the episode:


Jim Morrison


Janis Joplin


Jimi Hendrix


Kurt Cobain


Amy Winehouse


Robert Johnson


Brian Jones


Mia Zapata


Kristen Pfaff


Pete Hamm


Ron "Pigpen" McKernan


Rudy Lewis