Quiz about 27 Club
Quiz about 27 Club

27 Club Trivia Quiz


The 27 Club is a name given to a group of musicians who died at the age of 27. How many do you know?

A multiple-choice quiz by DaveH1960. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
DaveH1960
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
348,189
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1221
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. First on my list is possibly the most well known member of the club. He was a legendary guitarist who left this Earth in 1970.
'Hey Joe', 'Voodoo Chile' and 'Purple Haze' should lead you to the name of this young rocker, who was he?
Hint

Jimi Hendrix
Duane Allman
Brian Jones
Jerome Smith

2. Now we meet Mr Pete Ham who joined the club in 1975. Best known as being the leader of Badfinger, how did he meet his end? Hint

Car accident
Natural Causes
Plane crash
Suicide

3. July 3rd 1969 was the date of the death of Mr Brian Jones. Which British band did he play guitar for before he drowned in a swimming pool in Sussex, England? Hint

The Beatles
The Tremeloes
The Rolling Stones
The Hollies

4. Next on the role we have Alan Wilson who was one of the founding members of the American blues band Canned Heat. Alan had the nickname 'Blind Owl'. Is that true or false?

True
False

5. Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, is the next to join the club. He died in 1971, in which European capital city?

Answer: (One Word - 5 letters - you can visit his grave here)
6. Janis Joplin joined the club in 1970. She was probably best known for songs like 'Me and Bobby McGee','To Love Somebody' and of course 'Piece of my Heart' which was recorded with her backing band ' Big Brother and the _____ Company'
What is the missing word?
Hint

Interesting
Holding
Building
Music

7. Richey Edwards was the rhythym guitarist of 'The Manic Street Preachers' and he joined the 27 Club in 1995. What caused his death? Hint

Suicide
Drug overdose
Car accident
No one knows

8. This member of the 27 Club was a member of The Grateful Dead who sadly shuffled off this mortal coil in 1973. Ron McKernan had an uncomplimentary nickname in the band. Which one of these was it? Hint

B.O. (for Body Odour)
Smelly
Pigpen
Bignose

9. Next to join 27 Club we have the lead singer of Nirvana who tragically passed on April 5th 1994. Who was he? Hint

Chris Bell
Jerry Garcia
Kurt Cobain
Kristen Pfaff

10. A female artist, who ironically had a hit in 2006 with a song called 'Rehab', died of alcohol poisoning in 2011. Her first name was Amy, can you recall her surname?

Answer: (One Word - 9 letters)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. First on my list is possibly the most well known member of the club. He was a legendary guitarist who left this Earth in 1970. 'Hey Joe', 'Voodoo Chile' and 'Purple Haze' should lead you to the name of this young rocker, who was he?

Answer: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix passed away on 18th September 1970 in London at the age of 27 years 297 days. Officially the cause of death was asphyxiation although it has been suggested that he had overdosed on sleeping pills.
2. Now we meet Mr Pete Ham who joined the club in 1975. Best known as being the leader of Badfinger, how did he meet his end?

Answer: Suicide

Pete Ham left this mortal existence on April 24th 1975 at the age of 27 years 362 days, making him the second oldest member of the club, after hanging himself in his garage in Surrey, England.

Badfinger had three top ten hits in the US and the UK. the most well known of these is 'If You Want It'.
3. July 3rd 1969 was the date of the death of Mr Brian Jones. Which British band did he play guitar for before he drowned in a swimming pool in Sussex, England?

Answer: The Rolling Stones

At the age 27 years 125 days Brian Jones was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in East Sussex. Brian Jones was a founding member of The Rolling Stones; according to Bill Wyman in his autobiography 'Rolling With the Stones' "...he formed the band.

He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music. We played. He got us gigs ... Very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it - highly intelligent - and just kind of wasted it and blew it all away" the last part was a reference to Jones' drug addiction which caused his sacking from the band just one month before his death.
4. Next on the role we have Alan Wilson who was one of the founding members of the American blues band Canned Heat. Alan had the nickname 'Blind Owl'. Is that true or false?

Answer: True

At 27 years and 61 days, Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson is one of the youngest members of the club and died of an overdose of barbiturates on September 3rd 1970.
Alan was given the nickname 'Blind Owl' due to his extreme shortsightedness, on one occasion whilst playing at a wedding he placed his guitar on the wedding cake because he couldn't see it.

Canned Heat were best known for their two hits 'Going Up The Country' and 'On The Road Again'.
5. Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, is the next to join the club. He died in 1971, in which European capital city?

Answer: Paris

July 3rd 1971 and at 27 years 207 days Jim Morrison died, officially, of heart failure. Unfortunately, under French law, as the medical examiner had determined that there was no sign of foul play, no autopsy was performed.
6. Janis Joplin joined the club in 1970. She was probably best known for songs like 'Me and Bobby McGee','To Love Somebody' and of course 'Piece of my Heart' which was recorded with her backing band ' Big Brother and the _____ Company' What is the missing word?

Answer: Holding

Janis Joplin was found dead, of a drug overdose, in her hotel bedroom on the 4th October 1970 at the age of 27 years 258 days.
7. Richey Edwards was the rhythym guitarist of 'The Manic Street Preachers' and he joined the 27 Club in 1995. What caused his death?

Answer: No one knows

Probably the strangest member of the 27 Club, Richey Edwards joined at 27 years and 41 days of age, after officialy being 'presumed dead'.
On February the 1st 1995 Richey failed to join fellow band member James Dean Bradfield for a flight to the USA for a promotional tour. Although there have been numerous sightings of Richey around the world since that date, none have been confirmed. Richey's car was found on the 14th of February parked close to the Severn Bridge - crossing the River Severn between England and Wales - which is a known suicide spot and he was officially declared as 'presumed dead' on 23rd November 2008.
Is he a true member? The date of his 'presumed death' is noted as being 1st February 1995 when he would have been 27.
8. This member of the 27 Club was a member of The Grateful Dead who sadly shuffled off this mortal coil in 1973. Ron McKernan had an uncomplimentary nickname in the band. Which one of these was it?

Answer: Pigpen

There are two stories regarding McKernan's nickname, one that is recorded on the official Grateful Dead website is that it was given to him because of his 'Funky approach to life and sanitation'. The second explanation is that an ex-girfriend claimed that he bore a resembalance to 'Pigpen' from the 'Peanuts' cartoon.

Ron joined the 27 Club on September 8th 1973 at 27 years 181 days. Cause of death was gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism.
9. Next to join 27 Club we have the lead singer of Nirvana who tragically passed on April 5th 1994. Who was he?

Answer: Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain passed away on the 5th of April 1994 age 27 years and 44 days. The officially recorded cause of death was suicide by a gunshot wound to the head.
Cobain voluntarily entered a 'de-tox' program on March 30th 1994, climbing a six foot fence he left the facility and caught a plane to Seattle. He was discovered dead at his Seattle home on the 8th of April with a shotgun by his side. The coroner estimated that the body had been there since approximately the 5th of April.
10. A female artist, who ironically had a hit in 2006 with a song called 'Rehab', died of alcohol poisoning in 2011. Her first name was Amy, can you recall her surname?

Answer: Winehouse

At 27 years and 312 days old Amy Winehouse was found dead in bed at her home in London with an elevated blood alcohol level. The coroner recorded a verdict of 'Misadventure'.
Source: Author DaveH1960

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