The last member of the 27 Club (before Winehouse) was Jim Morrisson, the singer of The Doors. Born in Melbourne, Florida, the 8th of Desember in 1943, left home when he was 19. He attended to the University of Florida and afterwards he studied cinema at the UCLA, belonging to the same generation as Francis Ford Coppola. But then he devoted to poetry when he started to do drugs like LSD or marihuana. It was said that he had a IQ of 149, but it's true that he used to read complex texts by Nietzsche or Huxley.
Then, in 1965 he casually met Ray Manzarek, a musician and when Manzarek found out his talent, he asked Morrisson to form a band with him and founded The Doors with Robby Krieger (guitarrist) and John Densmore (drums). The name of the band comes from an essay by Huxley that says: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite".
After giving several gigs around Los Angeles, they finally released their first album in 1967, called The Doors. However, Morrisson suffered from stage fright and he even sang backwards the audience.
His attitude was so provocative that some cities of the USA. When he was about to be brought to trial he moved to Paris, where he died. He was found dead the 3th of July in 1971. It's said that the cause of his death was a heart attack, but there're other versions like suicide, murder or overdose.
R.I.P Jim Morrisson
God bless music