Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:15:25 GMT | By Jean Goon, with contributions from Francis Whittaker
‘Forever 27’: Rock stars who died at 27

Robert Johnson



Robert Johnson (© AP Photo/Justin M. Morton)
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Enigmatic bluesmen Robert Johnson has had a huge influence on some of the biggest guitarists in rock, and he gained notoriety for the myth that he gained his musical ability through selling his soul to the devil. He is another star who lost his life at 27, after being poisoned in 1938 by a woman who it is believed he was having an affair with.

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