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 Mar 11, 2020

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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 4 of 27 Club brings you the story of Amy Winehouse. 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 media based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at 27clubpod.com.

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Presenting Badlands Season 5 - Armie Hammer (excerpt)
288

 Season 5 of Badlands uncovers even more extreme tales from Hollywood’s seedy underbelly. Here’s a gnarly excerpt from the new season for you to chew on, all about the cannibalism controversies surrounding actor Armie Hammer.

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Aug 18, 2022
Presenting Disgraceland Season 10 - Robert Johnson (excerpt)
428

If you’re captivated by the tales of the 27 Club, then there’s even more folklore for you lurking in Season 10 of Disgraceland. The newest season of Double Elvis’ award-winning music and true crime podcast continues with a folk tale about Robert Johnson, a lesser-known member of the 27 Club who just so happened to make a deal with the devil at the crossroads. Check out this clip from a forthcoming episode of Disgraceland about the fabled bluesman, and stay tuned for the full episode later this summer.

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Aug 16, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 10: Good, Old, Grateful, and Dead
1833

Ron “Pigpen” McKernan’s lifelong devotion to drinking wasn’t the cause of his medical issues – chalk those up to a genetic disease. But no matter how he tried, Pig couldn’t kick the illness, he couldn’t repair the damage that had been done. He played music, followed his diet, and hoped against all hope that something would turn around. But nothing ever really did. He could never quite get up that hill. And just as Pig had slowly departed from the Dead, he was now slowly departing from the world.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Death Don't Have No Mercy: Pigpen, Ten Years Gone (Relix)

Pigpen Forever: The Life and Times of Ron McKernan, by Blair Jackson

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh reflect on bandmate Pigpen (Marin Independent Journal)

Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Stella Blue" (Dead.net)

Unsolicited Endorsement: Wake of the Flood by the Grateful Dead (Triad City Beat)

Jerry Garcia’s final show (YouTube)

So Many Roads: Remembering Jerry Garcia's Last Grateful Dead Show (Classic Rockers)

Listen to Grateful Dead perform 'Box of Rain' as their final encore before Jerry Garcia's death (Far Out)

"It was the tour from hell": Inside the Grateful Dead's last shows, and Jerry Garcia's final days (Salon)

Bruce Hornsby Looks Back on Jerry Garcia's Last Days: 'I Miss Him So Much' (Rolling Stone)

A Grateful Dead Analysis: The relationship between concert and listening behavior (First Monday)

Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Aug 11, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 9: Conquering Europe, Wasting Away, and Making a Last Stand
1813

Against doctor’s orders, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan hit the road one more time with the Grateful Dead. The band’s 1972 tour of Europe is legendary. But at the time, Pigpen was just trying to stay above ground. You could hear it in his voice when he took the mic onstage. Close your eyes and his voice was a window into the past. But listen closer, and you’d hear something else. Something you couldn’t quite put your finger on. A distance. Some pain. Truth was, Pigpen was on borrowed time.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Grateful Dead live at Chateau D’Herouville, France, 6/6/1971 (YouTube)

Château d'Hérouville: The Castle Studio Where Bowie, Elton, and Pink Floyd Recorded (Reverb)

June 21, 1971: Herouville, France (Dead Sources)

Grateful Dead at the The Honky Chateau (06-21-71) (Holiday at the Sea)

Grateful Dead live at the Fillmore East, 4/28/1971

April 1972: Weir & Pigpen Interview (Dead Sources)

Donna Jean Godchaux interview (YouTube)

The Lasting Impact, and Sudden Death, of the Grateful Dead's Keith Godchaux (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Enter Keith Godchaux (Dead.net)

Donna Jean MacKay 3/28/98 (Levity)

Grateful Dead live at the Boston Music Hall, 12/2/1971

April 1972: Weir & Pigpen Interview (Dead Sources)

Grateful Dead live at the Hollywood Bowl, 6/17/1972

Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions - Top of the Tangent (1964) (The Savage Saints)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Aug 04, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 8: Turning off the Love Light, Long-Awaited Redemption, and a Deadly Diagnosis
1947

A dark cloud of death hung over the Grateful Dead as they went into the studio to make what is arguably their masterpiece, American Beauty. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones…they were all gone. All dead at the age of 27. But time didn’t stop. Time marched on. The cold hands of death could close in on any of them. But who? When would they go? And how would they go?

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Euphoria Ballroom - July 16, 1970 (Dead.net)

The Story Behind the Song: The burden lifted by Grateful Dead's 'Box of Rain' (Far Out)

Grateful Dead live at Winterland, 10/4/1970

The Story of the Grateful Dead 'American Beauty'  (Classic Album Sundays)

50 Years Later; Grateful Dead's American Beauty (Open Chord Music)

How Grateful Dead Rose Above Hard Times on 'American Beauty' (Ultimate Classic Rock)

October 1970: Jerry Garcia Interview (Dead Sources)

Pigpen Solo Projects 1969, 1971, 1973 (Why?) (Lost Live Dead)

“Operator” take 5

Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Operator" (Dead.net)

Janis Joplin Remembered After Her Death (Rolling Stone)

The Day Grateful Dead's Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan Died (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Dies | World History Project (World History Project)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jul 28, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 7: Busted Down on Bourbon Street, Workingman’s Dead, and Riding that Train
1922

Busted down on Bourbon Street. Fleeced by a member of the family. Plastered on a runaway train barreling through the Canadian countryside. As the Grateful Dead faced a number of new challenges and detours, their music moved steadily ahead on solid footing – evidenced by the back-to-basics songs that made up Workingman’s Dead, their best album in years.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

The Grateful Dead Were "Busted Down On Bourbon Street," On This Day In 1970 (Live for Live Music)

Jerry Garcia on the NOLA bust (YouTube)

Pigpen Forever: The Life and Times of Ron McKernan, by Blair Jackson

January 30, 1970: New Orleans Bust & Benefit (Dead Sources)

Grateful Dead live at the Fillmore East, 5/15/1970

How 1970's 'Workingman's Dead' Changed the Grateful Dead Forever (Guitar World)

50 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Kick Up Dust on 'Workingman's Dead' (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Workingman's Dead (The Grateful Dead Wiki)

Lenny Hart Arrested (Dead.net)

How 'Workingman's Dead' And 'American Beauty' Marked A Turning Point For The Grateful Dead 50 Years Ago (Forbes)

Train kept a rollin': a brief history of the (in)famous 1970 Festival Express (RETROactive)

1970: The Saga of the Festival Express (Mind Smoke Records)

June/July 1970: The Festival Express (Dead Sources)

Brian Jones: Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stone)

FLASHBACK: BRIAN JONES LEAVES THE ROLLING STONES (Nights with Alice Cooper)

Life, by Keith Richards

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jul 21, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (Episode 6): Coming Down from One Long Strange Trip, Awakening to a New Nightmare, and Shooting up a Led Zep Photo Shoot
1942

Though Ron “Pigpen” McKernan continued to feel like he was being pushed out of the Grateful Dead’s creative circle, he could still make an impression. Just ask Led Zeppelin, who got an up-close and personal look at Pig’s .22-caliber pistol. The fear that they felt standing next to what seemed like, to them, to be an American cowboy in the flesh was dwarfed months later…by the fear and violence that ran rampant at the Altamont Speedway.

This episode contains content that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes graphic depictions of violence.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Inside Herb Greene’s Led Zeppelin Photos (YouTube)

The Dead vs. Led Zeppelin (Dead Essays)

Pigpen Look Alike Contest (Part Two) (Dead.net)

No Woodstock: Grateful Dead's role in infamous Altamont concert (East Bay Times)

Good Old Grateful Dead (Rolling Stone)

Pigpen Solo Projects 1969, 1971, 1973 (Why?) (Live Lost Dead)

December 21, 1967: Owsley Bust (Dead Sources)

Grateful Dead – 1969 Sealed 1st Pressing AOXOMOXOA, With Original Mix (Record Mecca)

Death, debris in Altamont concert wake (UPI Archives)

Altamont At 50: The Disastrous Concert That Brought The '60s To A Crashing Halt (Forbes)

The Manson Family murders and Helter Skelter, explained (Vox)

Manson Family Murders Fast Facts (CNN)

Leno And Rosemary LaBianca: The Couple Brutally Murdered By The Manson Family (All That’s Interesting)

Who Were Manson Family Victims Leno And Rosemary LaBianca? (Oxygen)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jul 14, 2022
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Episode 5: Biting the Hand that Feeds You, Fired from the Band, and Drinking the Dosed Coffee
1951

As Haight-Ashbury devolved from a counterculture mecca to a commodified tourist haven, and the Grateful Dead searched for the perfect sound to complement their continued evolution, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan found that his musical contributions were becoming obsolete. It wasn't long before he had to face the fact that the he was finally losing control of the group he had created.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Grateful Dead Close Down Haight Street For Free Concert, On This Day In 1968 (Live for Live Music)

Jerry Garcia 1967 interview

Haight-Ashbury “Hippie Hop” bus

Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun and American Beauty (Classic Albums)

1967: Grateful Dead visit the Warnecke Ranch (Chalkhill Residency)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0iULSnZUkg

Grateful Dead's 'Anthem of the Sun': 10 Things You Didn't Know (Rolling Stone)

The 1967 letter from a record executive that said The Grateful Dead had "many problems" (Far Out)

Internet Archive Forums: 1968 - The Firing (part I)

Grateful Dead Guide: 1968 - The Firing (Dead Essays)

The moment when The Grateful Dead dosed the 'Playboy After Dark' crew (Far Out)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 



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Jul 07, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 4: Rushed in the Studio, A Midnight Hour Secret, and Busted Down on Ashbury Street
1888

As the Grateful Dead’s star continued to rise, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan felt he would rather be a dark star, invisible to the world. But he couldn’t hide. Not from the throngs of fans. And not from the San Francisco Police Department. Maybe they saw Pig’s leather vest and cowboy hat and figured he was an outlaw. Or maybe they just wanted to outlaw his type and the whole freaky scene along with him. And they tried to do just that in the fall of 1967, as the sun set on the Summer of Love and the Dead waited like sitting ducks at their house at 710 Ashbury Street.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Why the Grateful Dead's Debut Was So Hastily Recorded (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Joe Smith Digital Collection (Library of Congress)

RCA's Studio B, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA (Jerry’s Brokedown Palaces)

Joe Smith Ran Record Labels and Signed the Grateful Dead (Wall Street Journal)

Grateful Dead first record contract (Julien’s)

The Grateful Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Album Review (Pitchfork)

That Time Joe Smith Sent the Grateful Dead a Letter Complaining About Their Work Ethic (Rolling Stone)

Grateful Dead Guide: The Very Short Tale of Golden Road (Dead Essays)

Joe Smith obituary (The Guardian)

Brian Jones at Monterey Pop (YouTube)

Monterey Pop Festival – 40 Years Ago (YouTube)

Opinion | The Greatest Music Festival in History (NY Times)

Anatomy of a Love Festival - Part Two (Criterion)

Today in 1967: Otis Redding at the Monterey Pop Festival (Rhino)

The Grateful Dead Did Get It: Reporters and Cops (Rolling Stone)

Big Event: Grateful Dead and '67 Ashbury drug bust (SF Gate)

Grateful Dead 1967 Ashbury Street bust (YouTube)

Grateful Dead Pot Bust 1967 (SF Chronicle)

50 years later, Grateful Dead’s drug bust looks much different (SF Chronicle)

Grateful Dead press conference, October 1967 (KPIX)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jun 30, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 3: Soundtracking the Scene, Caught in the Lovelight, and Unknowingly Dosed
2078

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan wonders if he's the only person not tripping inside a warehouse in the burned-out Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, where the Grateful Dead are soundtracking yet another acid test. He further wonders if he's the only one who recognizes the gravity of the situation when the LAPD burst in. Later, he falls hard for a likeminded blues lover who turns on her lovelight. But not before he falls into a pit of despair when he is unknowingly dosed and embarks on a trip from which he may never return.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

Grateful Dead 1966 “Viola Lee Blues” rehearsals

Owsley Stanley: The King of LSD (Rolling Stone)

Watts Rebellion (History.com)

Grateful Dead Guide: Viola Lee Blues (Dead Essays)

Fleeing marijuana possession charges, Ken Kesey successfully hid from the FBI … in Marijuana City, Mexico (Muckrock)

Wavy Gravy interview 1

Wavy Gravy interview 2

Watts Acid Test - 2/12/66 (Truckin’ with the Dead)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” & “The Fugitive” Summary and Analysis (GradeSaver)

Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

Grateful Dead live at Youth Opportunities Center 1966

Unearthed Grateful Dead pool party photos debut at North Bay museum exhibition (SF Chronicle)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

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Jun 23, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 2: A Life-Changing Car Crash, Mind Experiments, and Hanging onto the Blues
1917

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan could already feel his influence in the band waning from early on. Even back when the Grateful Dead were still known as the Warlocks. Whereas Pig subsisted on raw power fueled by alcohol and blues music, the rest of the members of the band were functioning on a completely different level. They listened to music, talked literature, and explored the cosmos...while loaded to the gills on LSD. Pig did not partake. He found himself not just playing in a band, but navigating a world of merry pranksters, acid tests, and long, strange trips.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Garcia: An American Life, by Blair Jackson

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

Drugs and the 'Beats': The Role of Drugs in the Lives and Writings of Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg by John Long

Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

Jerry Garcia & Sandy Rothman travel down south (Woodstock Records)

High Flying Bird – Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia interview

Kepler's Books 60th Anniversary (Metro Silicon Valley)

Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

Flashback: LSD Creator Albert Hofmann Drops Acid for the First Time (Rolling Stone)

'Apparently Useless': The Accidental Discovery of LSD (The Atlantic)

What a Trip (Stanford Magazine)

Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters (University of Virginia)

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry (The Guardian)

Ken Kesey On Misconceptions Of Counterculture (NPR)

“We Were Alive and Life Was Us.” How Ken Kesey Created LSD Subculture (Lithub)

Ken Kesey's First LSD Trip Animated (Open Culture)

Therapeutic Use of LSD in Psychiatry: A Systematic Review of Randomized-Controlled Clinical Trials (Frontiers)

Did the CIA's Experiments With Psychedelic Drugs Unwittingly Create the Grateful Dead? (Collectors Weekly)

Doors of Perception: How Aldous Huxley Brought LSD Therapy to His Readers (Psychedelic Times)

Inside the 1950s LSD Therapy That Changed Cary Grant's Life (Vulture)

Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia on the Tom Snyder Show, 1981

The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief' (NPR)

What a Long Strange Trip — LSD and the Grateful Dead (Medium)

How the Warlocks Passed the Acid Tests (Relix)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 

 

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Jun 16, 2022
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 1: Fueled by Thunderbird, Taught by a Nine-Fingered Wizard, and Saving Woodstock
2006

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan was the primary figure and driving force at the core of the Grateful Dead's origin story. He was an old soul, a digger of deep moods, a devotee of biker chic, and a tireless student of the blues. His devotion to classic Americana kept the band grounded even when they found themselves lost in experimental improvisation. But as the Dead evolved and became more famous, Pigpen became more of an outlier. While the rest of the band dropped acid, he drank Thunderbird. While they looked to the future for a new strain of American music, he looked back to the past. And by the time he died in 1973 at the age of 27, the band that Pigpen had started all those years ago no longer had room for him.

Sources:

A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

San Francisco Blues, by Jack Kerouac

5 Logistical Woodstock Nightmares We Can Learn From (Prevue Meetings)

The Grateful Dead at Woodstock 1969 (Bethel Woods)

Debunking Woodstock: What really happened? (Today)

The Grateful Dead (Woodstock Wiki)

The Dead At Woodstock (Dead Essays)

Grateful Dead at Woodstock (YouTube)

Owsley Stanley Interview (KPFA)

Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

White people, blues music and the problem of cultural appropriation (Medium)

'Pigpen' McKernan Dead at 27 (Rolling Stone)

Jerry's Brokendown Palaces: Dana Morgan's Music Store

Bob Weir on meeting Jerry Garcia (Vimeo)

The Grateful Dead: Making the Scene in Palo Alto (Palo Alto History)

Live at Top of the Tangent

Fact-checking the Life and Death of Bluesman Robert Johnson (Mother Jones)

The Sad Story Of Robert Johnson (Radio Facts)

Robert Johnson: Murder or Bad Whiskey? (Criminal Element)

David “Honeyboy” Edwards on Robert Johnson and Mississippi Delta Blues (Chicago Magazine)

Robert Johnson: Unlock the guitar mysteries of the Delta blues great (Guitar World)

The Not-So-Mysterious Missing Grave of Blues Legend Robert Johnson (Atlas Obscura)

Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Easy Wind" (Dead.net)

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and 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. 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. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com.

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Jun 09, 2022
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Episode 0: 27 Club Season 5 Official Trailer
166

Get ready for Season 5 of the 27 Club to take the strange and not-so-long trip of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Pigpen wasn't just a member of the Dead. He was the Dead. But just like Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones or Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd, Pigpen felt his role in the Grateful Dead shrink as the rest of the band members expanded their minds and their sound. The story of Pigpen is about a major musical and cultural shift that took place as the 1960s gave way to the 1970s. It’s a story of acid tests and bottles of Thunderbird, of angels from hell and a nine-fingered wizard, of busts down on Bourbon Street and shakedowns in the Haight…and of the man who tried to pull his band back down to earth as they continued to get pulled higher into the cosmos. It's a story that ends tragically...at the age of 27.

The 27 Club is hosted by Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning Disgraceland podcast, and produced by iHeartRadio and Double Elvis. Season 5, all about Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and the Grateful Dead, launches Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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Jun 02, 2022
Amy Winehouse Episode 10: What Really Happened to Amy Winehouse?
2011

When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27, the world mourned. For many, the grim reality was far from surprising. What was surprising, however, was what happened next. Sordid stories were told about her last night that contradicted the accepted narrative. An autopsy was called into question. And years down the line, there was a contested attempt to bring not just her music but her likeness back to life.

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Jan 27, 2022
Amy Winehouse Episode 9: A Long Day’s Journey into an Eternal Nightmare
1963

Five years had passed since her last album. Her ex-husband was facing jail time for burglary. But Amy Winehouse chose to focus on the positive. She may not have been entirely sober, but she was no longer using. She had found a new person to love, and one who loved her. And then...the bottom dropped out.

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Jan 20, 2022
Amy Winehouse Episode 8: A Cocaine Overdose in the Bathtub, a Body in the Mirror, and Hacked by the Press
1936

One of Amy Winehouse’s final collaborators was Tony Bennett, who, unbeknownst to her, had his own stories to tell about struggling with addiction and fear. But no one, not even Tony Bennett, could help Amy Winehouse. A concert in Serbia became a new low point. Hallucinations and paranoia turned reality into a nightmare. And there wasn’t one tabloid, blog, or social media platform that wasn’t there to capture it all – every last slip-up and wrong turn.

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Jan 13, 2022
Amy Winehouse Episode 7: The Only Rule Is That There Are No Rules
1883

Amy Winehouse wasn’t sure exactly what she was getting into when she accepted a £1million offer to play a private show for an anonymous Russian oligarch. Even more concerning was the uncertainty that lay ahead. After she squandered an opportunity to collaborate with a living legend and tried to burn the bridge of one of her most steadfast musical partners, Amy faced a crossroads. The two paths were clear. One was brightly lit; the other was dark. The choice was surprisingly difficult.

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Jan 06, 2022
Amy Winehouse Episode 6: Nursing Rodents, Mortifying the Fairy Godmother, and Hitting the Harder Stuff
1887

Amy Winehouse gravitated towards trouble like a moth to a flame. She hung out with the libertines of London’s seedy society, which regularly left her life in shambles. A multi-day drug binge left her on death’s door. She left decorum at the front door when a holiday trip to the theatre turned violent. Yet despite all this, she still managed to give the people the one thing they were never expecting – hope that it would all turn around soon.

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Dec 30, 2021
Amy Winehouse Episode 5: First Impressions with Mark Ronson, Hitting the Paparazzi Where It Hurts, and an Out of Control Hurricane
1888

When Amy Winehouse first met with producer Mark Ronson, their candid conversation would become a musical legend. That fateful meeting led to a career-defining song, a critically acclaimed album, and a creative vision that would cement her place in the pop pantheon. It gave her confidence to wage a war against the people who were hurting her the most – and win. But that momentum would prove no match for the steady stream of challenges, from old habits to hurricanes, that refused to disappear.

This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners and includes descriptions of an eating disorder.

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Dec 23, 2021
Amy Winehouse Episode 4: Booed from the Stage, a Brawl with a Burlesque Dancer, and an Effigy in a Pool of Blood
1983

Amy Winehouse made music that sounded like alchemy, thanks in large part to collaborators like producer Salaam Remi. Alchemy was something that became increasingly absent from Amy’s time outside the studio; in its place were lurking paparazzi, incessant boos, cases of Jack Daniels, and a life-sized gallery sculpture that predicted the worst.

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Dec 16, 2021
Amy Winehouse Episode 3: A Punch-Up at Glastonbury, Heroin on Tour, and Calls for Help from the Pub Bathroom
1993

There were two sides to Amy Winehouse. One side was triumphant. The other side was a disaster. Two consecutive appearances at the Glastonbury Festival made that crystal clear; one presented Amy at her best, and the other presented her at her lowest. But no matter which side she found herself on, she pulled no punches. She even threw some punches of her own.

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Dec 09, 2021
Amy Winehouse Episode 2: A Bruised and Bloody Chase, Perverting the Course of Justice, and a Backdoor Police Raid
1910

Amy Winehouse didn’t compromise her sound for anyone. She had her creative vision under control. Meanwhile, her personal life spiraled out of control. She ran for her life down a dark London street following an unhinged and violent domestic dispute. Her money was offered up in an extortion deal to prevent her husband from doing time for the assault of an innocent man. And in 2007, London police made their maiden raid of her Camden flat – and were shocked by what they found inside.

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Dec 02, 2021
Amy Winehouse Episode 1: Rehab, Camden Town Ain’t Burning Down, and a Violent Night of Bar Brawls and Street Fights
1943

Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. Her own future was compromised by a series of escalating challenges that coincided with the worldwide success of her sophomore album, Back to Black. She accepted a Grammy Award while her beloved Camden burned. Her violent antics inside and outside the pub were pure paparazzi fodder. And just as she reached the upper echelon of British society, new revelations threatened to tear her down. These stories and more on the Season 4 premiere of the 27 Club.

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Dec 02, 2021
Amy Winehouse Episode 0: Season 4 Official Trailer
115

Listen to Season 4 of the 27 Club to hear the insane details behind the life of one of rock's greatest icons — Amy Winehouse. With a voice that seemed to come from another time and an attitude that defied time itself, Amy Winehouse fused the past with the present to make music for the future. But as a central figure in the dawn of 24/7 tabloid and social media celebrity coverage, Amy Winehouse’s story is about much more than the music. At times, it’s about everything but the music. It’s a story of pop idols and police raids, of breakthroughs and breakdowns, of punch-ups and photographers, of triumphant comebacks and violent comedowns...and of a once-in-a-century talent that barely made it into the new century. 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 4 launches on Thursday December 2, 2021.

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Nov 23, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 12: Who Killed Janis Joplin?
1919

When Janis Joplin turns up dead in her room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood on October 4th, 1970, the pressure is on to walk backwards through that fateful day, into that past week, and even back through the past few months to put the puzzle together and find out exactly what happened.

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Jul 01, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 11: Racing on the PCH, Brawling with the Killer, and Late to the Last Session
1896

The final months of Janis Joplin’s life are a chaotic blend of ups and downs. She starts a relationship with a drug dealer she just met. She gets into a fight with Jerry Lee Lewis backstage at one of his shows. She races her producer, Paul Rothchild, on the PCH in dueling Porsches. And when she doesn’t show up to the studio for a scheduled session, everyone fears the worst.

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Jun 24, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 10: Cry Baby, Angels and Devils, and Playing for the Cheap Seats
1871

Janis’ relationship with the Hell’s Angels continues to sour. A violent altercation erupts during a show she’s headlining for the San Rafael chapter of the infamous motorcycle gang. Tensions run high at her sold-out shows in cities like Cambridge, Massachusetts, where stories of rock concert riots throughout the country make everyone nervous. And no one is more nervous than producer Paul Rothchild.

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Jun 17, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 9: Waiting for the Man, Cold Turkey in Rio, and the Great Tequila Boogie
1869

Janis discovers that kicking a habit is easier said than done. She escapes to Rio during Carnival and has an auspicious meeting with someone who helps her through the worst of her withdrawals. Back home, she welcomes unexpected visitors who invite her to keep the party rolling with the Great Tequila Boogie.

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Jun 10, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 8: Me and Bobby McGee, Hunted by the FBI, and Hiding in Plain Sight
2010

J. Edgar Hoover digs into the Janis Joplin file on his desk. One of her bandmates goes missing with G-Men hot on his tail. The rest of the band is forced to don homemade disguises. And in the middle of it all, one of Janis’ most iconic songs is smuggled like profound contraband, from the lush backyard of Johnny Cash to the airtight brain of one of Janis’ closest confidantes.

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Jun 03, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 7: Revolution in Detroit, Disappointment in New York, and Breakdown in Minneapolis
1933

Tensions rise in the ranks of Big Brother and the Holding Company as it becomes increasingly obvious that Janis is looking to strike out on her own. The MC5 blow minds in Detroit. Leonard Cohen comes up short in New York. And one of Janis’ bandmates decides he’s done with it all.


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May 27, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 6: San Antonio’s Narcotics Squad, Fighting Heroin Addiction, and Going Full Frontal in the Canyon
1911

In her quest to become a true boss like one of her musical idols, Etta James, Janis Joplin and her band cut the fat and hire a visionary manager. He promises to take them to the top of the rock ‘n roll heap, but they must make him a promise. Meanwhile, life at the top looks to be every bit as insane as it was at the bottom, full of police harassment in San Francisco and naked pool parties in Los Angeles.

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May 20, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 5: Shaking Off the Feds, Hustling the Locals, and Kicking the Habit
1950

As Janis continues to find herself in her pre-fame days, she flirts with romantic relationships with both men and women, winds up under FBI surveillance, hustles pool in New York City, and works to create her own mythology. But the biggest struggle she faces is her increasingly deadly drug habit.


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May 10, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 4: The Man with the Scar on His Heart, the Devil on the Blues Highway, and the Freaks Come Out at Night
2051

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.


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May 06, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 3: Otis on Acid, the Liberation of Chocolate George, and a Beatle in the Haight
2108

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.

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Apr 29, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 2: The Pontiac Was Full of Grass, the Kool-Aid Was Full of Acid, and “Summertime” Was Just Beginning
2063

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.

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Apr 22, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 1: Getting the Dead Drunk, Passing Jimi by, and Hanging with Austin Outlaws
2011

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.

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Apr 22, 2021
Janis Joplin Episode 0: Season 3 Official Trailer
178

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.

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Apr 15, 2021
Introducing Dear Young Rocker Season 3
266

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 https://www.dearyoungrocker.com

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Mar 31, 2021
Angie and David Bowie: The Prettiest Star
1904

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.

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Nov 30, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 12: Who Killed Jim Morrison?
2141

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.

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Aug 27, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 11: Falling out of Windows, Rioting in the Streets, and Descending into Darkness
2031

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.

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Aug 20, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 10: The Doors Go Out with a Whisper, the Chilling Tale of Billy Cook, and the City of Lights Beckons 
2140

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.

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Aug 13, 2020
Chapter Two: Phil Spector and Ronnie Spector
2168

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.

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Aug 12, 2020
Chapter One: Phil Spector and Lenny Bruce
1855

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.

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Aug 12, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 9: Woke Up This Morning and Got Myself a Beer...and Some Cocaine, a Little Blood, and Murder
1983

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.

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Aug 06, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 8: Making a Scene at Ahmet Ertegun’s Party, Shooting Pool with Creedence Clearwater Revival, and a Secret Wedding Ceremony
1987

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. 

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Jul 30, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 7: The Anti-Jim Morrison Movement Gains Steam, The Rock Star Life in Mexico City, and an Airplane Ride that Leads to Arrest
1897

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.

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Jul 23, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 6: The Miami Show that Shocked the World, and Visions of Death in Jamaica
1902

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. 

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Jul 16, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 5: Vietnam and the Unknown Soldier, the Fists of Dennis Wilson, and Charles Manson Crashes the Party
2110

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.

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Jul 09, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 4: Biting the Hands of Ed Sullivan & Andy Warhol, Eating a Fistful of Mace, & The Blue Lady Out of Control
2184

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.

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Jul 02, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 3: Jim Turns Obscene and Destructive, While Iggy Pop Sees the Future.
2070

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.

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Jun 25, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 2: Los Angeles Is on Fire, and Jim Morrison Returns from the Desert with a Killer Tale.
2257

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.

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Jun 18, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 1: Prelude to a Riot, a Highway Soul Transference, and the Wrath of Janis Joplin
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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.

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Jun 18, 2020
Jim Morrison Episode 0: Season 2 Official Trailer
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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.

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Jun 11, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 12: Who Killed Jimi Hendrix?
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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?

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Apr 09, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 11: Hide the Drugs, There's a Body in Here
1928

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.

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Apr 02, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 10: Mick Jagger’s Bloody Finger, A Stage Burning Down, and Otis Redding’s Ghost
1949

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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Mar 26, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 9: Secret Agent Manager, UFOs & a Lovechild
1971

The secret life of Jimi’s tough-as-nails manager, Michael Jeffrey, becomes increasingly harder to keep secret. His skeletons are bursting from his closet, his hands are getting dirtier all the time, and the mob is breathing down his neck. Meanwhile, Jimi takes to getting lost in fantasy at every chance he can get--in dreams, in drugs, in UFOs in the sky--only to have a backstage bombshell bring him crashing back down to reality.

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Mar 19, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 8: A Band of Gypsys and Bad Acid Trips
1959

Following the end of The Experience, Jimi forms a new power trio with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. Fueled by blues and R&B, Band of Gypsys promises to be an exciting new chapter in Jimi’s growth as an artist. But the personalities of the band members are like oil and water, and Jimi’s manager, Michael Jeffrey, has his own reasons why he wants the trio to tank, even if that means slipping his star performer a tainted tab or two of LSD.

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Mar 12, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 7: Stealing Trucks with Neil Young/Haunted by a Rolling Stone
1940

With the drug trial in Toronto weighing down on him, Jimi Hendrix feels like he’s losing his grip. He’s late to Woodstock, the three-day music festival he’s supposed to open. Overworked and overdrugged, he hotwires a truck with Neil Young. Tells a judge and jury what they want to hear. And attempts to recharge in Morocco, where he feels closer to death than he ever has.

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Mar 05, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 6: Upstaging God, Playing with Fire & Breaking the Mold
1914

London proves to be the place where Jimi Hendrix will break on through. But his sudden rise in popularity doesn’t come without some shock to the public at large. Jimi goes against the grain. Ruffles feathers. Turns heads. British rock gods like Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend are shook by what they’ve seen. Audiences feel the heat from his burning guitar and panic. British police stop him on the street to question his unique fashion choices. Jimi is a bona fide sensation.

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Feb 27, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 5: Hired and Fired by Little Richard and Jimi’s first trip on LSD
1911

Jimi Hendrix’s early days as a guitar player on the Chitlin Circuit put him on stage with a who’s who of R&B royalty. The Isley Brothers. Solomon Burke. Bobby Womack. Curtis Mayfield. Ike & Tina. And none other than the Originator himself, Little Richard, who wouldn’t hesitate to fire the greatest guitar player he’d ever seen for insubordination. The experiences opened his eyes. And then his eyes were opened even wider by a maiden voyage on LSD.

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Feb 20, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 4: Stolen Cars, Broken Taboos, and the Search for Billy Davis
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Before he broke down musical barriers with his virtuoso talent, Jimi Hendrix broke the monotony of teenage life by breaking the law––stealing cars––and when he saw Little Richard perform for the first time he got a crash course in breaking norms. It was a lesson he’d never forget.

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Feb 13, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 3: Harlem Shakedowns, Drug Kingpins, and Restless Crowds
2023

Jimi Hendrix was the most famous guitar player on the planet but on the streets of Harlem, none of that mattered. He had to navigate dope slingers, gangsters, semi-crooked hype men and a disgruntled audience, pelting him, one of the greatest musicians of all time with eggs.

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Feb 06, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 2: Wannabe Wise guys, Mobbed-Up Club Muscle, and the Night Jimi Hendrix Went Missing.
2019

Jimi Hendrix was missing and his mobbed up manager wasn’t about to let him stay that way. One night after a show in New York City, Jimi’s go-with-the-flow attitude got him in with the wrong crowd and into all kinds of trouble.

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Jan 30, 2020
Jimi Hendrix Episode 1: A Forgotten Heroin Stash, a Very Drunk Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin Saving the Day.
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Jimi Hendrix died mysteriously at the age of 27 and in addition to being the greatest guitar player on the planet, he was a busy guy. Busy trying to smuggle heroin across the Canadian border and busy trying to not let a very drunk Jim Morrison screw up his set. These stories and more in the season one premiere of the 27 Club.

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Jan 27, 2020