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A Most Dangerous Age

Patricia Sullivan

If you're a rock-and-roller, watch out once you hit the age of 27. Thirty-four musicians have left this mortal coil at that age, as Eric Segalstad and Josh Hunter say in their newly published book, "The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll."

The 27s include Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. NPR just did a piece on it.

By Patricia Sullivan |  April 6, 2009; 5:08 PM ET  | Category:  Musicians , Patricia Sullivan
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Is the Post so money hungry that they need to run obits for 3 months? It's really annoying seeing the same dead faces day aftter day.

Posted by: msjn1 | April 7, 2009 8:16 AM

I'm not sure I know what you mean. We run, on average, 10 new news obits everyday.

Posted by: psullivan1 | April 7, 2009 12:40 PM

You can see our latest ones at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/. If you're seeing old articles, you may need to refresh or reload your browser.

Posted by: psullivan1 | April 7, 2009 12:42 PM

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