Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 8: Turning off the Love Light, Long-Awaited Redemption, and a Deadly Diagnosis
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?
Euphoria Ballroom - July 16, 1970 (Dead.net)
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)
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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