9:30 Coffee Break: Gone Too Soon

Amy Winehouse performs in London in 2007
Amy Winehouse performs at London's Music of Black Origin Awards in 2007. (Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Earlier on today's show, our Today in Music History segment featured Amy Winehouse, who died on this day in 2011.

Winehouse is but one in a long list of musicians who died at age 27, becoming part of a group that has been dubbed "the 27 Club." It's a term that's been used to refer to a large number of musicians who died at that age; some even consider it a curse.

Although a study published in the British Medical Journal in December 2011 concluded that there was no increase in the risk of death for musicians at the age of 27, the 27 Club has an unfortunately long roster nonetheless.

So today, let's commemorate those musicians who left us far too early. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by musicians who died at age 27? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


The Doors "Hello, I Love You" (Jim Morrison)
Hole "Violet" (Kristen Pfaff)
Nirvana "About a Girl" (Kurt Cobain)
Badfinger "Baby Blue" (Pete Ham)
Robert Johnson "Sweet Home Chicago"
The Rolling Stones "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Brian Jones)
Janis Joplin "Get it While You Can"
Jimi Hendrix "The Wind Cries Mary"
Amy Winehouse "Rehab"
Chris Bell "You and Your Sister"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Morningstar Coffee and Café Latté to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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