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Do Musicians Have a “27 Curse”?

Amy Winehouse, along with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and others, has died at the age of 27. Is there a tragic connection between being a musician and the age of 27? Does the so-called “27 Curse” really exist?

Read my Psychology Today post here:

Why have famous musicians died at 27?

By |2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00July 23rd, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Movies/Music|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.


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  2. Jan Keuzenkamp September 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

    The blues musician Robert Johnson (1911-1938) also meets the criterium.
    I think that the same happens in for example astrology texts. One is looking for a structure that does not exist.

    Greetings, Jan (from Holland).

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