27 Club

27 Club

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27 Club

It is sad and sadly interesting how many musicians have died at the age of 27. Attached is a pdf of that so-called "Club"


The Band sang it so well...
No one lives forever
   Who would want to
   But you're too soon gone, too soon gone
   Too soon gone, too soon gone


...and so did Robbie Robertson solo
Are you out there
   Can you hear me
   Can you see me in the dark


click → List of musicians who died at age 27



September 30

September 30

September 30, 1918, FEMINISM & Voting Rights:  President Wilson addressed Senate asking for passage of federal woman suffrage amendment. Wilson's words on failed to drum up the necessary votes to pass the amendment. 

click → NYT report on Wilson

September 30, 1962, BLACK HISTORY & James H Meredith: hundreds of federal marshals and thousands of Army and National Guard troops met a violent mob of segregationists from all over the South and the University of Mississippi campus became a battleground. Two people were killed: French journalist Paul Guihard was found behind the Lyceum building with a gunshot wound to the back; the second victim was 23-year-old Ray Gunter, a white jukebox repairman who came by out of curiosity. Gunter was found with a bullet wound in his forehead. Hundreds were wounded.

click → NYT article


September 30, 1962, César E. Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers: The first convention of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) convened with hundreds of delegates assembled in an abandoned movie theater in Fresno. CA. The group's distinctive flag, a black eagle symbol on a white circle in a red field, was unveiled.

September 30, 1964: University of California at Berkeley students and faculty opposed to the war staged the first large-scale antiwar demonstration in the US. Nevertheless, polls showed that a majority of Americans supported President Lyndon Johnson's policy on the war.

September 30

September 30, 1965, Vietnam & News Music: Donovan appears on Shindig! in the U.S. and plays Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier". Video of Donovan (may or may not be from Shindig!)

Buffy Saint-Marie

September 30 – October 2, 1966, LSD :  Acid Test. San Francisco State College. Whatever It Is Festival.
KRON News Report

September 30, 1978, BLACK HISTORY: Huey Newton convicted in Oakland, Ca. on weapons charges.

September 30, 1991, BLACK HISTORY & Medgar Evers: Nashville, TN. The Tennessee State Supreme Court ruled that the state extradite Byron de la Beckwith to stand trial a third time. Mr. Beckwith's lawyer then took the case to the Federal courts, asking for a temporary restraining order to block the extradition. Tennessee agreed to hold Mr. Beckwith until then.

 NYT article

September 30, 1999, Nuclear news:. five people die in an accident at the Mihama power plant (Japan) in the Fukui province.  Hot water and steam leaks from a broken pipe injure seven people. Officials insist that no radiation leaked from the plant, and there was no danger to the surrounding area.