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8 lesser-known "27 Club" members

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Eight lesser-known members of the “27 Club,” which recently inducted Amy Winehouse and includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain:

8. Blind Melon Schwartzbaum, pioneering Jewish bluesman (gout)

7. Helmut Von Stalag, bassist for German metal band Beschnitten (murdered by the ghost of Blind Melon Schwartzbaum)

6. Pantee M. Shields, drummer for female punk band Stab! (Midol overdose)

5. Monte “Smoove” Nelson III, singer with ’90s boy band 2 Hott 4 U (killed on yacht music video shoot)

4. Gus Wankleton, guitarist for ’90s grunge band Mudfluffer (killed on garbage scow music video shoot)

3. Melinda Sparkles, back-up dancer for Lady Gaga (impaled onstage by metallic unicorn)

2. Jimmy Kreutz, lead didgeridoo player for jam band Funky Cheese (killed in vegetable-oil bus explosion)

1. Lindsay Lohan (July 2013)

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