Having always been a fan of music since I can remember, today I came across this front page cover of a magazine called Circus, which is dated February
The main question on the cover is asking which of these 20 rock stars who are approaching 30 will survive the 1970’s…………
Out of the 20 rock stars on the front cover of Circus magazine I found out that 13 are still alive today, 3 of them died between 1980 and 2003 and
only 4 of them died in the 1970’s….
Out of the 4 that died in the 1970’s, three of them had died within 15 months of the magazine being published. Those three rock stars were Janis
Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, who were all 27 years of age….
But as it has been well documented, 27 is the age when quite a few other rock stars have died, including Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain and Brian
There are probably a few rock stars pictured on the cover of the magazine who you would probably expected to have died, I just suppose that some are a
little more luckier than others…
Makes you wonder when you look at the people on the magazine cover how they are still alive, functioning and still churning out music today….
Johnny Cash Died September 12, 2003, aged 71, complications from diabetes…..
Pete Townsend Still alive, 67 years old…..
Jim Morrison Died July 3, 1971, aged 27, supposedly died of a heart attack in the bath
Paul McCartney Still alive, 70 years old….
Grace Slick Still alive, 72 years of age….
Bob Dylan Still alive, 71 years of age….
Janis Joplin Died October 4th, 1970, aged 27, accidental overdose…..
John Lennon Died December 8th 1980, aged 40, shot by Mark Chapman…..
Jimi Hendrix Died September 18, 1970, aged 27, asphyxiated in his own vomit….
Johnny Winter Still alive, 70 years old…..
Alvin Lee Still alive, 67 years old…..
Ray Davis Still alive, 68 years old…
John Mayall Still alive, 78, years old….
Mick Jagger Still alive, 69 years old….
Elvis Presley Died August 16, 1977, aged 42, apparently died on the toilet...
George Harrison Died November 29, 2001, aged 58, non-small cell lung cancer
Ringo Starr Still alive, 72 years old…..
Charlie Watts Still alive, 71 years old….
Jimmy Page Still alive, 68 years old….
Dave Crosby Still alive, 71 years old…
edit on 20-8-2012 by davethebear because: spelling
edit on 20-8-2012 by davethebear because: title change