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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 27clubpod.com.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Morrison died mysteriously at the age of 27 after a life of confrontation and chaos. He actively tried to cause riots from the stage. Dared cops to arrest him. Became someone else on the side of a highway. Was put in his place more than once by an irritated Janis Joplin. All these stories and more in the season two premiere of The 27 Club.
Introducing season 2 of the 27 Club. Twelve episodes on Jim Morrison of the Doors, his life, and his mysterious death. Listen to hear the insane details behind Jim Morrison's music, the chaos he caused and the fantasy he lived to uphold. Riots, indecent exposure, psychedelic exploration and cameos by other 27 Club members, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the ghost of Brian Jones not to mention Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, the Ramones and more. From the creator and host of the award winning DISGRACELAND podcast, Jake Brennan brings you a new season of the 27 Club that is not to be missed.
Leader of the Ronettes, voice behind “Be My Baby,” and the former wife of Phil Spector, Ronnie Spector peels back the curtain to expose the darker side of one of the most infamous couples of the 1960s. Ronnie’s life with Phil takes a nosedive from rubbing elbows with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to being held prisoner in her own house.
Phil Spector’s own personal Socrates, Lenny Bruce, reminisces on the unforgettable time he spent with the Tycoon of Teen. Lenny’s tales involve censorship and the long arm of Johnny Law, Frank Zappa and Merv Griffin, and family secrets revealed after late night deli runs. All this and more in the season one premiere of Blood on the Tracks.
Phil Spector: Murderer. Musical genius. His story is told from the perspective of those who knew him best, his famous so-called friends. Blood On The Tracks is part true crime, part historical fiction, part spoken word lo-fi beat noir brought to you by Jake Brennan, the host of the award winning music and true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND, featuring the fictionalized voices of Lenny Bruce, Ronnie Spector, Ike Turner, Debbie Harry and more. Just like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Because you can’t push the needle into the red, without leaving a little blood on the tracks. Blood On The Tracks launches August 12, 2020 and will be released weekly on Wednesdays. This podcast is explicit and features adult content.
In the final episode of season one, conspiracy theories run rampant in the wake of Jimi’s untimely death at the age of 27. Was he murdered? Was he left for dead? Or was it something else?
In the penultimate episode of 27 Club season 1, Jimi Hendrix’s search runs head first into a hard bop extortion effort by Miles Davis, too much red wine, a lethal assortment of pills and a frantic Eric Burdon.
Jimi Hendrix’s life is spinning dangerously out of control. He’s jealous of Mick Jagger. Collapsing on stages. Escaping anarchy in Germany, realizing his mortality and dodging ghosts.
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Chuck Norris

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

Nov 3rd
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N Me

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

Aug 12th
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Tessa S

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

Aug 11th
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Karen Thomas

Jimbo should have gotten a vasectomy.

Aug 6th
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Johnny Utah

JIM MORRISON IS STILL ALIVE AND WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!

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
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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
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N Me

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

Apr 22nd
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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
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Perigrine77

Best episode yet with the best rock voice ever Jake Brenner

Mar 5th
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Perigrine77

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

Feb 28th
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Perigrine77

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

Feb 14th
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Mark Maitland

Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to listen.

Feb 8th
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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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