27 Club

27 Club

Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in 12 episodes. Season two tells the story of Jim Morrison of the Doors in 12 episodes. Season three coming in 2021 will be on Janis Joplin. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment mediums based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at 27clubpod.com.... Show More

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July 8, 2020 38 min

Jim Morrison continues to run through the jungle of his mind, as the Vietnam war rages on and Charles Manson plots a homegrown war of his own. And as The Doors prepare for their biggest tour to date, Jim and Jimbo find themselves street fighting with a Beach Boy, chugging beers with The Wizard, and caught up in the police bust of a shocking avant-garde theater troupe.

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As the Doors get more and more famous, Jim Morrison rides the coattails of his band to ever greater infamy. His run-ins with Ed Sullivan and Andy Warhol are the stuff of legend, but his more dangerous run-ins with the police and with a telephone pole illustrate a widening divide between what is real and what is fantasy.

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As the peace-and-love revolution starts to sweep the nation, Jim Morrison counters with a revolution of his own. He calls the hippies’ bluff with acts of destruction, defiance, and debauchery. His reputation as a cockeyed troublemaker grows, from L.A. to San Francisco to Detroit, where a young and impressionable Iggy Pop has his own epiphany.

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While L.A.’s Watts neighborhood erupts in riots, Jim Morrison fights a riot in his own mind. His internal struggle between reality and fantasy leads him to hold a friend at knifepoint, heckle his soon-to-be bandmate, and return from a trip to the desert with a mysterious tale of murder.

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Jim Morrison died mysteriously at the age of 27 after a life of confrontation and chaos. He actively tried to cause riots from the stage. Dared cops to arrest him. Became someone else on the side of a highway. Was put in his place more than once by an irritated Janis Joplin. All these stories and more in the season two premiere of The 27 Club.

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Introducing season 2 of the 27 Club. Twelve episodes on Jim Morrison of the Doors, his life, and his mysterious death. Listen to hear the insane details behind Jim Morrison's music, the chaos he caused and the fantasy he lived to uphold. Riots, indecent exposure, psychedelic exploration and cameos by other 27 Club members, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the ghost of Brian Jones not to mention Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, the Ramon...

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In the final episode of season one, conspiracy theories run rampant in the wake of Jimi’s untimely death at the age of 27. Was he murdered? Was he left for dead? Or was it something else?

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In the penultimate episode of 27 Club season 1, Jimi Hendrix’s search runs head first into a hard bop extortion effort by Miles Davis, too much red wine, a lethal assortment of pills and a frantic Eric Burdon.

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Jimi Hendrix’s life is spinning dangerously out of control. He’s jealous of Mick Jagger. Collapsing on stages. Escaping anarchy in Germany, realizing his mortality and dodging ghosts.

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The secret life of Jimi’s tough-as-nails manager, Michael Jeffrey, becomes increasingly harder to keep secret. His skeletons are bursting from his closet, his hands are getting dirtier all the time, and the mob is breathing down his neck. Meanwhile, Jimi takes to getting lost in fantasy at every chance he can get--in dreams, in drugs, in UFOs in the sky--only to have a backstage bombshell bring him crashing back down to reality.

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Following the end of The Experience, Jimi forms a new power trio with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. Fueled by blues and R&B, Band of Gypsys promises to be an exciting new chapter in Jimi’s growth as an artist. But the personalities of the band members are like oil and water, and Jimi’s manager, Michael Jeffrey, has his own reasons why he wants the trio to tank, even if that means slipping his star performer a tainted tab or two of...

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With the drug trial in Toronto weighing down on him, Jimi Hendrix feels like he’s losing his grip. He’s late to Woodstock, the three-day music festival he’s supposed to open. Overworked and overdrugged, he hotwires a truck with Neil Young. Tells a judge and jury what they want to hear. And attempts to recharge in Morocco, where he feels closer to death than he ever has.

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London proves to be the place where Jimi Hendrix will break on through. But his sudden rise in popularity doesn’t come without some shock to the public at large. Jimi goes against the grain. Ruffles feathers. Turns heads. British rock gods like Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend are shook by what they’ve seen. Audiences feel the heat from his burning guitar and panic. British police stop him on the street to question his unique fashio...

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Jimi Hendrix’s early days as a guitar player on the Chitlin Circuit put him on stage with a who’s who of R&B royalty. The Isley Brothers. Solomon Burke. Bobby Womack. Curtis Mayfield. Ike & Tina. And none other than the Originator himself, Little Richard, who wouldn’t hesitate to fire the greatest guitar player he’d ever seen for insubordination. The experiences opened his eyes. And then his eyes were opened even wider by a...

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Before he broke down musical barriers with his virtuoso talent, Jimi Hendrix broke the monotony of teenage life by breaking the law––stealing cars––and when he saw Little Richard perform for the first time he got a crash course in breaking norms. It was a lesson he’d never forget.

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Jimi Hendrix was the most famous guitar player on the planet but on the streets of Harlem, none of that mattered. He had to navigate dope slingers, gangsters, semi-crooked hype men and a disgruntled audience, pelting him, one of the greatest musicians of all time with eggs.

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Jimi Hendrix was missing and his mobbed up manager wasn’t about to let him stay that way. One night after a show in New York City, Jimi’s go-with-the-flow attitude got him in with the wrong crowd and into all kinds of trouble.

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Jimi Hendrix died mysteriously at the age of 27 and in addition to being the greatest guitar player on the planet, he was a busy guy. Busy trying to smuggle heroin across the Canadian border and busy trying to not let a very drunk Jim Morrison screw up his set. These stories and more in the season one premiere of the 27 Club.

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Introducing 27 Club, a new serialized podcast hosted and created by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland. Season 1 features twelve episodes on the life and mysterious death of Jimi Hendrix and launches next week, Monday, January 27th. Listen to hear larger than life tales of kidnapping, mafia intimidation, drug busts, bad acid trips, Otis Redding hallucinations, an intimidated Eric Clapton, a jealous Keith Richards, a bloody Mick Jagger, a...

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