The Cult of 27

Source: The Northern Light – Best-selling rock biographer explores the ‘Cult of 27’.

Cross lectured on “The Cult of 27” at the Fine Arts Building, Nov. 10 at an event cosponsored by Student Activities and the Campus Bookstore. The title of the lecture refers to the many musicians who died at the age of 27, including Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson and Jim Morrison, among others.

Anchorage was Cross’ last stop on a worldwide tour to promote his latest book, a biography of Hendrix titled “A Room Full of Mirrors.”

Cross said music can recover from being inundated with untalented bands and performers.

“I’m not sure who’s going to save rock ’n’ roll but there’s always somebody who will.”