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The 27 Club is so-named for musicians, artists, actors, and other celebrities who have died at age 27 due to drug overdose, suicide, homicide or accidental deaths (such as transportation-related accidents).

Well known members of the 27 club — From to right: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Image: Wikipedia

The 27 club consists of exceptionally talented singers and musicians who died at age 27,  between  1938 and 2011. These people would have undoubtedly influenced music history if they had lived longer . There are at least, 72  celebrities listed as far back as 1932.

Also, there are two criteria one needs to fulfill in order to become a member:

1. An artist needs to have achieved a level success before reaching the age of 27;

2. He or she needs to pass away in their 27th year

The most famous members include:

Robert Johnson, who died at age 27 in 1938, was the first member of the 27 Club. Johnson was a legendary early blues guitarist and songwriter. Hi guitar playing was so otherworldly he was said to have “made a deal with the Devil” to obtain his talent.

Jimi Hendrix was another otherworldly guitarist. His his mainstream career spanned only four year, he had global hits like Along The Watchtower, Foxy Lady and Angel. Eric Clapton in a 1968 interview with Rolling Stone said “Jimi can sing very well”.

Janis Joplin has always been extremely high on the list of the greatest and most influential female singers.She was one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and “electric” stage presence.

Jim Morrison was a poet who named his band the Doors after the mystical poet William Blake’s “Doors of perception.”

Brian Jones was the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones.

Kurt Cobain was the frontman for Nirvana and the group’s lead vocalist and primary songwriter.

Amy Winehouse was an immensely talented but deeply troubled English singer and songwriter.

Other members are sometimes included in the 27 Club, such as:

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat is better known as a graffiti artist and painter.
  • Louis Chauvain, a ragtime musician.
  • Rudy Lewis, a vocalist for the Drifters.
  • Dickie Pride
  • Rockin’ Robin Roberts
  • and others

Other gifted singers and musicians who died prematurely at other ages:

Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, committed suicide at age 28.  He was known for  songs like Wake Me Up ( which now seems prophetic for its refrain “I didn’t know I was lost” )  Levels,  The Nights and For a Better Day.

Sam Cooke was an incredibly gifted singer and a wonderful songwriter. He he wrote one of the greatest songs of all time, to boot. Cooke died December 11, 1964,  he was shot three times in the chest in a Los Angeles shooting.

Buddy Holly was a highly influential singer, songwriter and musician. He produced some of the most distinctive and influential work in rock music. Holly’s breakthrough hit was “That’ll Be the Day,” with The Crickets in 1957. Buddy Holly was just 22 years old when he died through a plane crash.

Freddie Mercury was a great singer, songwriter and showman. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range.  At the time of his death, he is said to have had a net worth of around £36 million ($50 million ).  Mercury died on November 24, 1991

  • Marvin Gaye
  • Hank Williams Sr.
  • Elvis Presley
  • John Lennon
  • Bob Marley
  • Otis Redding
  • Whitney Houston
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Karen Carpenter
  • Dolores O’Riordan
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Selena
  • Aaliyah
  • Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
  • Tammi Terrell
  • Cass Elliot
  • Ritchie Valens

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Johnny Depp features in Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Performance, Fans Not Pleased: ‘Deeply Disappointed’

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Paul McCartney while performing at Glastonbury festival played a clip featuring Johnny Depp.

Paul McCartney’s latest performance attracted criticism for playing a video of actor Johnny Depp. The singer and musician played at the Glastonbury festival on Saturday, where he also performed his 2012 song, My Valentine. During his performance, the song’s music video with Johnny and actor Natalie Portman played in the background. Many on social media reacted to Paul using Johnny’s footage at his gig, with some expressing ‘deep disappointment’ in the legendary singer.

Read more: Johnny Depp Reportedly Received A $301 Million Offer To Return To The Pirates Franchise

Johnny Depp has been in news because of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. As per reports, Paul also used the footage from the music video featuring Johnny, during his other recent concerts. In the black-and-white video, Johnny is seen playing the guitar. Many viewers and social media users said it was not the ‘cleverest’ thing to do, as people were still divided over the outcome of Johnny and Amber’s defamation trial.

Reacting to Paul playing Johnny’s clip at his latest concert, a Twitter user wrote, “Not the cleverest thing to do. Paul – such a contentious judgement and a great way to alienate those who are not comfortable with the trial outcome.” Another person wrote about the performance, which Paul dedicated to his wife Nancy Shevell, who was in the crowd, “Depp singing to McCartney’s love song to his wife feels a bit off key.” One person also tweeted, “Deeply disappointed in both Paul McCartney and Glastonbury for the Johnny Depp video. Feel like it goes against everything Glastonbury stands for.”

Meanwhile, some supported Paul for his choice to use Johnny’s clip. One person tweeted, “To see Paul McCartney showing support for Johnny Depp at Glastonbury was brilliant. Well done to everyone involved.”

Johnny had sued Amber for $50 million claiming she defamed him, when she called herself a victim of domestic abuse in a Washington Post essay she wrote in 2018. She counter-sued him for $100 million. The written order for Amber to pay Johnny $10.35 million in their defamation trial was passed on Saturday, days after the verdict was announced on June 1. Johnny was also asked to pay Amber $2 million.

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2022 BET Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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WIZKID FEAT, JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS wins the award for Best Collaboration #BETAwards 

The BET Awards are back for their 2022 edition, with Taraji P. Henson hosting Culture’s Biggest Night for the second year in a row. The show airs live on BET Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Doja Cat leads the pack of BET nominees with six, dominating the music categories with nods for album of the year, best female R&B/pop artist, female hip-hop artist, video of the year, best collaboration and the BET Her award. Drake and Ari Lennox follow suit with four nominations each.

Performers during the star-studded show include Lil Wayne, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Babyface, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Giveon, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto and Muni Long.

The 2022 class of nominees is selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of entertainment professionals in music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts.

Find the full list of winners below:

Album of the year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist

Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group

WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
WINNER: Latto
Muni Long
Tems
Yung Bleu

Video of the year

WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
WINNER: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace.” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

Candyman
WINNER: King Richard
Respect
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
WINNER: Stephen Curry

 

 

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Amber Heard, 31, looks pensive at Farmers’ Market a day after she was ‘spotted on “flirty” date with actor Sean, 57’

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She reportedly enjoyed a ‘flirty’ date with actor Sean Penn at the Sunset Tower Bar in Los Angeles on Saturday.

And Amber Heard, 31, looked deep in thought when she was pictured at the Silverlake Farmers’ Market the morning after.

Sporting tousled hair, it was the first sighting of the actress since she shared a bottle of red with Madonna‘s ex.

Penn-y for your thoughts! Amber Heard, 31, looked pensive at the Silverlake Farmers’ Market on Sunday, a day after she was reportedly spotted on “flirty” date with actor Sean, 57

Moving on? She reportedly enjoyed an ‘intimate’ date with actor Sean Penn at the Sunset Tower Bar in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Amber looked incredible in her casual get-up on Sunday, wearing a tan coloured cropped suede jacket and cropped jeans.

She wore one of her trademark cowboy hats and hid her eyes behind a pair of round-lens sunglasses.

Completing her look with a pair of black Alias Mae ankle boots, the ex-wife of Johnny Depp also carried a small black leather bag on one shoulder.

What a woman: Amber looked incredible in her casual get-up on Sunday, wearing a tan coloured cropped suede jacket, cropped jeans, and Alias Mae ankle boots.

Clutching her phone in her hand, perhaps she was waiting for a message from Sean as she enjoyed her solo day out.

She broke up with Tesla billionaire Elon Musk for the second time in February.

A source told Page Six after her date with Sean: ‘They looked like they were on a date. They shared a bottle of red wine and were flirty and intimate.

All over: Amber broke up with Tesla billionaire Elon Musk for the second time in February.

‘They were at times in deep conversation and at times laughing,’ added the insider.

The source continued that Amber showed up to the A-list haunt after gracing the WME pre-Oscar party where ex Elon was attending as well.

‘Amber showed up in the same dress she wore to the WME party for her date with Sean. She looked beautiful and seemed happy, even if she may have avoided a run-in with Elon earlier in the night,’ the source noted.

The ex-wife of Johnny Depp and the tech mogul originally started dating in 2016 but broke up after a year in an acrimonious split.

Amber Heard on the red carpet for Art of Elysium’s Heaven Gal.

All change: The ex-wife of Johnny Depp and the tech mogul originally started dating in 2016 but broke up after a year in an acrimonious split
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