The 27s Has Arrived
The 27s is the grandest story of rock & roll, firmly ingrained in popular music and culture yet the saga somehow slipped through the cracks of time — until today. If you’re reading this you probably know that Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain‘s lives were cut short at age 27, but the same fate happened to thirty other musicians. Sure, they weren’t all equally famous, but every one of them pushed rock in new directions, leaving lasting legacies that continue to inspire fans and musicians.
No chapters, just one complete story that unfolds over 312 pages bursting with color and original illustrations, quotes from interviews, curious coincidences, riveting revelations, and a myth greater than them all. It’s a story about modesty and excess, fame and loneliness, success and defeat, struggle and perseverance, and life and death. Don’t miss out on the Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll.
The 27s include Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, D. Boon of the Minutemen, Mia Zapata of The Gits, crooner Jesse Belvin, Badfinger’s Pete Ham, Chris Bell of Big Star, Gary Thain of Uriah Heep, Alan Wilson of Canned Heat, Freaky Tah of Lost Boyz, father of funk: Arlester Christian of Dyke and the Blazers, Pete de Freitas of Echo & The Bunnymen, Pigpen of the Grateful Dead, Kristin Pfaff of Hole, and Jeremy Ward of The Mars Volta.
Don’t miss out on the Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll! You can purchase this book online now here. It will be available in book stores everywhere on April 5, 2009.
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