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JP fund-raiser to cover songs by host of popular musicians who died at 27

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  June 14, 2012 04:32 PM

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A fund-raiser for a Jamaica Plain music festival plans to commemorate the morbid commonality between iconic musicians, including: Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.

They all died when they were 27 years old.

A host of other popular musicians have died at that age as well. The group forms an eerie collection known as the “27 Club.”

On June 27, Boston-area musicians will cover songs by some of the departed club’s members, organizers said.

The event will raise money to help cover costs of the second annual JP Music Festival, which is planned to be held later this summer, according to an announcement.

The “Dead at 27: The Songs of The 27 Club” will be held at the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge at 8 p.m. on June 27, officials said. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

To RSVP on Facebook, click here. Those interested in performing a cover song are asked to sign up ahead of time by e-mailing the 27 Club artist’s name and song title to Ferris Mueller at davidjmuellercpa@aol.com.

For more information on the JP Music Festival, click here.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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