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, and 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. And now, Season 3 brings you the story of 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 media based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at 27clubpod.com.

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July 1, 2021 35 min

When Janis Joplin turns up dead in her room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood on October 4th, 1970, the pressure is on to walk backwards through that fateful day, into that past week, and even back through the past few months to put the puzzle together and find out exactly what happened.

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The final months of Janis Joplin’s life are a chaotic blend of ups and downs. She starts a relationship with a drug dealer she just met. She gets into a fight with Jerry Lee Lewis backstage at one of his shows. She races her producer, Paul Rothchild, on the PCH in dueling Porsches. And when she doesn’t show up to the studio for a scheduled session, everyone fears the worst.

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Janis’ relationship with the Hell’s Angels continues to sour. A violent altercation erupts during a show she’s headlining for the San Rafael chapter of the infamous motorcycle gang. Tensions run high at her sold-out shows in cities like Cambridge, Massachusetts, where stories of rock concert riots throughout the country make everyone nervous. And no one is more nervous than producer Paul Rothchild.

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Janis discovers that kicking a habit is easier said than done. She escapes to Rio during Carnival and has an auspicious meeting with someone who helps her through the worst of her withdrawals. Back home, she welcomes unexpected visitors who invite her to keep the party rolling with the Great Tequila Boogie.

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June 7, 2021 2 min

About A Girl is back with 12 new stories about women who have played crucial roles in music history, but whose fascinating personal stories have been eclipsed by the legends of their famous romantic partners. Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, Notorious BIG and Faith Evans, Miles and Betty Davis... Host Nikki Lynette sheds light upon the women — many of them artists themselves — without whom the landscape of popular music might be...

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J. Edgar Hoover digs into the Janis Joplin file on his desk. One of her bandmates goes missing with G-Men hot on his tail. The rest of the band is forced to don homemade disguises. And in the middle of it all, one of Janis’ most iconic songs is smuggled like profound contraband, from the lush backyard of Johnny Cash to the airtight brain of one of Janis’ closest confidantes.

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Tensions rise in the ranks of Big Brother and the Holding Company as it becomes increasingly obvious that Janis is looking to strike out on her own. The MC5 blow minds in Detroit. Leonard Cohen comes up short in New York. And one of Janis’ bandmates decides he’s done with it all.


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In her quest to become a true boss like one of her musical idols, Etta James, Janis Joplin and her band cut the fat and hire a visionary manager. He promises to take them to the top of the rock ‘n roll heap, but they must make him a promise. Meanwhile, life at the top looks to be every bit as insane as it was at the bottom, full of police harassment in San Francisco and naked pool parties in Los Angeles.

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Here Comes the Break, a new podcast from Double Elvis and Def Jam, premieres on Thursday, May 13th.


Executive produced by The 27 Club's Jake Brennan, Here Comes the Break features real interviews and exclusive new song drops from the latest Def Jam artists. Here Comes the Break is a mix of music discovery and audio drama like you’ve never heard before.


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As Janis continues to find herself in her pre-fame days, she flirts with romantic relationships with both men and women, winds up under FBI surveillance, hustles pool in New York City, and works to create her own mythology. But the biggest struggle she faces is her increasingly deadly drug habit.


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It took a few attempts before Janis Joplin’s relocation from Texas to California became permanent. It took secret road trips under the cover of darkness. And visits by tough bikers looking to collect on a debt. But Janis was tough, too — tough enough to give out piece after piece of her heart along the way.


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Launching May 5th, BADLANDS is a new true crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND.


Season 1 of BADLANDS, entitled “HOLLYWOODLAND,” explores the true crimes and scandalous careers of Hollywood’s most infamous stars. Listen each week for new stories on the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Lee’s relationship with Hong Kong street fighters, John ...

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The Summer of Love reaches its boiling point in the summer of 1967. Janis has an epiphany watching Otis Redding while on acid. Her bond with the local chapter of the Hell's Angels is strengthened. Mama Cass becomes a new convert at a pivotal show at the Monterey Pop Festival. And the presence of a Beatle in the Haight calls into question the stamina of the peace and love movement.

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In 1966, the seeds of a new “Summertime” were being planted. Harvesting grass on the side of a Nebraska highway. The square judgment of hippie-hating midwestern cops. Acid tests. Freak outs. And Bill Graham, self-appointed bouncer of the whole burgeoning San Francisco scene.

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When Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, she was at the height of her musical powers and her rock ‘n roll fame. That summer she headlined a cross-country tour of Canada, during which she taught her old compatriots in the Grateful Dead some new tricks. They were tricks she had learned herself over the years: at dead-end gigs in Chicago, in the intimidating halls of Jefferson High, and at the far-out rock shows of Austin’s mo...

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Listen to Season 3 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Janis Joplin. From her roots as a bullied and ostracized teenager to her stunning rise to international superstardom, the story of Janis Joplin’s short life still resonates today, more than 50 years after her death. You'll hear about her wild adventures from Texas to San Francisco and beyond, her involvement with t...

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Dear Young Rocker Season 3 launches April 7th, 2021. Tune in for a music-themed audio memoir podcast where musicians tell the stories of their teenage struggles and triumphs and how they became the artists and people they are today. On each episode of Dear Young Rocker, host Chelsea Ursin introduces a rising musical guest star who reads a heartfelt story about their teenage life and a letter to their younger self full of the advice...

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February 2, 2021 55 sec

Where and how to listen to Season 7 of Disgraceland.

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November 30, 2020 28 min

In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bowie, whose single “Space Oddity” was rocketing to the Number #1 spot in the UK charts....

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Ice-T stoked the wrath of the President of the United States, led the life of a successful jewel thief, ran with one of LA’s most notorious street gangs, the Crips, was a soldier in the US Army, before that an orphan and along the way, he invented gangsta rap. But it wouldn’t be rap music that would threaten his career - it would be hardcore music, particularly the song “Cop Killer” from his band, Body Count.

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