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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in 12 episodes. Season two tells the story of Jim Morrison of the Doors in 12 episodes. Season three coming in 2021 will be on Janis Joplin. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment mediums based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at

40 Episodes
It took a few attempts before Janis Joplin’s relocation from Texas to California became permanent. It took secret road trips under the cover of darkness. And visits by tough bikers looking to collect on a debt. But Janis was tough, too — tough enough to give out piece after piece of her heart along the way. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at
The Summer of Love reaches its boiling point in the summer of 1967. Janis has an epiphany watching Otis Redding while on acid. Her bond with the local chapter of the Hell's Angels is strengthened. Mama Cass becomes a new convert at a pivotal show at the Monterey Pop Festival. And the presence of a Beatle in the Haight calls into question the stamina of the peace and love movement. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In 1966, the seeds of a new “Summertime” were being planted. Harvesting grass on the side of a Nebraska highway. The square judgment of hippie-hating midwestern cops. Acid tests. Freak outs. And Bill Graham, self-appointed bouncer of the whole burgeoning San Francisco scene. For more info the 27 Club and other great shows, visit the Double Elvis website and follow Double Elvis on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about your ad-choices at
When Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27, she was at the height of her musical powers and her rock ‘n roll fame. That summer she headlined a cross-country tour of Canada, during which she taught her old compatriots in the Grateful Dead some new tricks. They were tricks she had learned herself over the years: at dead-end gigs in Chicago, in the intimidating halls of Jefferson High, and at the far-out rock shows of Austin’s most-wanted. These stories and more on the Season 3 premiere of the 27 Club. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Listen to Season 3 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Janis Joplin. From her roots as a bullied and ostracized teenager to her stunning rise to international superstardom, the story of Janis Joplin’s short life still resonates today, more than 50 years after her death. You'll hear about her wild adventures from Texas to San Francisco and beyond, her involvement with the Hell's Angels, fellow 27 Club members Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, and her surveillance by the FBI. Jake Brennan, the creator and host of the award-winning Disgraceland podcast, brings you an all new season of the 27 Club that is not to be missed. The 27 Club season 3 launches on Thursday April 22, 2021. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Dear Young Rocker Season 3 launches April 7th, 2021. Tune in for a music-themed audio memoir podcast where musicians tell the stories of their teenage struggles and triumphs and how they became the artists and people they are today. On each episode of Dear Young Rocker, host Chelsea Ursin introduces a rising musical guest star who reads a heartfelt story about their teenage life and a letter to their younger self full of the advice they wish someone could have given them back then. In seasons 1 and 2, Chelsea told her own story of overcoming struggles with anxiety and shyness and finding a home in music and reconnected with her own younger self. Now, in Season 3, we again are transported back to a time of intense teenage feelings and the joy of discovering music, but this time we'll hear from other artists on their own unique paths to self-acceptance who grew up in different places with different challenges and felt like 'weirdos' for their own reasons. Catch up on seasons 1 and 2, available now from Double Elvis and iHeart Radio. For more follow @dearyoungrocker and @doubleelvis on instagram and twitter, or check out Learn more about your ad-choices at
Where and how to listen to Season 7 of Disgraceland. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In the summer of 1969, people all over the world were gripped by space fever in the wake of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which would successfully land men on the moon. In London, nineteen year old Angie Barnett, freshly out of boarding school, was searching for an identity of her own. She found it one evening in an up and coming singer named David Bowie, whose single “Space Oddity” was rocketing to the Number #1 spot in the UK charts. While their marriage a year later was one of convenience above all else, she would help him bring his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, to life, and the relationship they developed was unique indeed. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Ice-T stoked the wrath of the President of the United States, led the life of a successful jewel thief, ran with one of LA’s most notorious street gangs, the Crips, was a soldier in the US Army, before that an orphan and along the way, he invented gangsta rap. But it wouldn’t be rap music that would threaten his career - it would be hardcore music, particularly the song “Cop Killer” from his band, Body Count. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In the basement of the Rock ‘n Roll Circus in Paris, Jim has a few revelations, including one about someone very close to him. But it may be too late. Hours later, he mysteriously turns up dead in the bathroom of his apartment, leaving behind questions that would haunt those who knew him for decades to come. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jim Morrison’s supposedly relaxing sojourn to Paris is more tumultuous than he had planned. He gets caught up in the heroin that Pam procures from The Count, and can’t help disrupting the norm – whether it’s falling from his apartment window or getting caught up in student riots in the streets. And then Jimbo shows up, leading to more debauchery, hallucinations, and a descent into an underground world that may prove to be deadly. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In New Orleans, Jim Morrison plays his final show with The Doors. He knows the band is done. But he’s not thinking of The Doors. Instead, he’s thinking of one of the most chilling murder sprees in American history. And he’s thinking of Paris, a city he barely knows but one that calls to him – a place to escape to, get lost in, and become whoever he wants to be. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jim Morrison seeks to escape the fallout of the trial verdict by ramping up the hedonism, no matter who gets hurt in his wake. One girlfriend is pregnant while another disappears to Paris, all while he’s engaging in late-night coke-fueled trysts with other women. Jimbo pulls Jim deeper into the unknown with stories of nihilism and murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at
As his trial for indecency continues in Miami, Jim Morrison stays busy walking the line between fantasy and reality. He takes part in a secret wedding ceremony that feels like a waking dream, and even imagines that he is the newest member of CCR. Meanwhile, his alter ego, Jimbo, is waking up drunk on doorsteps and ruining record executives’ couches.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
30,000 people gather in Miami to protest Jim Morrison’s indecent antics and to shut down his fantasy for good. Meanwhile, rumors of Jim’s death in Jamaica flood the wires and water cooler conversations. After a rock star’s welcome in Mexico City, Jim finds himself in hot water again, this time 30,000 feet in the air. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jim Morrison arrives in Miami to kick off The Doors’ biggest tour with transcendence and liberation on his mind. What happens next not only shocks the oversold crowd, it shocks the whole country – and puts the band’s very existence at risk.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jim Morrison continues to run through the jungle of his mind, as the Vietnam war rages on and Charles Manson plots a homegrown war of his own. And as The Doors prepare for their biggest tour to date, Jim and Jimbo find themselves street fighting with a Beach Boy, chugging beers with The Wizard, and caught up in the police bust of a shocking avant-garde theater troupe. Learn more about your ad-choices at
As the Doors get more and more famous, Jim Morrison rides the coattails of his band to ever greater infamy. His run-ins with Ed Sullivan and Andy Warhol are the stuff of legend, but his more dangerous run-ins with the police and with a telephone pole illustrate a widening divide between what is real and what is fantasy. Learn more about your ad-choices at
As the peace-and-love revolution starts to sweep the nation, Jim Morrison counters with a revolution of his own. He calls the hippies’ bluff with acts of destruction, defiance, and debauchery. His reputation as a cockeyed troublemaker grows, from L.A. to San Francisco to Detroit, where a young and impressionable Iggy Pop has his own epiphany. Learn more about your ad-choices at
While L.A.’s Watts neighborhood erupts in riots, Jim Morrison fights a riot in his own mind. His internal struggle between reality and fantasy leads him to hold a friend at knifepoint, heckle his soon-to-be bandmate, and return from a trip to the desert with a mysterious tale of murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Comments (21)

Dee Smith

My all time favourite singer 👩‍🎤 Nothing in this podcast would make me think anything else Omg 😱 she’s the GREATEST SINGER

Apr 22nd

Chuck Norris

love the flow of this podcast, it's incredible.

Nov 3rd

N Me

well done! the grit of the time & industry are well portrayed..i really enjoyed the show.

Aug 12th

Tessa S

Wait did he just say “overwrought psychedelic Sinatraisms?” This is the best podcast EVER.

Aug 11th

Karen Thomas

Jimbo should have gotten a vasectomy.

Aug 6th

Johnny Utah


Jul 16th
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M Morr

not happy about the sexual content in adds. unpleasing and I cannot recommend this to anyone when the adds are talking about sexual performance. off putting and a Downer. is that the best advertiser you could come up with. sexual performance. lame and stupid.

Jun 29th

M Morr

this is good. will you venture past artist that did not pass away @27? would be interested bin that too.

May 15th
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Ryan J Harris

Can’t wait for Jim Morrison! When is that starting!!?

Apr 24th

N Me

nice nod to the great Hunter S., great episode..well, well done Sir!

Apr 22nd

Bryan Ruiz

awesome Jake. Hey you said you were going to do one about Selena I'm from corpus christi her hometown can't wait for that one

Apr 20th


Best episode yet with the best rock voice ever Jake Brenner

Mar 5th


I’m gonna say that this is the best podcast by far THE BEST Jake Brenner has done. Awesomely done brotha

Feb 28th


GET DOWN BROTHA!!! Jake Brennan you make us hate the wait for the the next cast. Good stuff

Feb 14th

Mark Maitland

Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to listen.

Feb 8th

Alack Roberts

holy fuck that ad with that british dude is TERRIBLE! nobody wants to hear an ad where you're being screamed at.

Jan 31st
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