The Dead Musicians Quiz

By: Staff

Which of these musicians is not a member of the infamous 27 Club?

John Lennon was killed at the age of 40 when he was shot by a crazed fan. In addition to Hendrix and Cobain, other members of the 27 Club include Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin.

In the five years after his death in 2009, Michael Jackson earned more than Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Jay Z combined.

Jackson earned $700 million in the five years after his death, more than Swift, West and Jay Z combined during the same period.

Which of these three artists did not die in a 1959 plane crash in Iowa?

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper all died in a 1959 plane crash. Don McLean later immortalized them in his song "American Pie."

What illness claimed singer Karen Carpenter at age 32?

Carpenter, who rose to fame with her brother as The Carpenters, died of heart failure after years of struggling with anorexia.

What disease claimed the lives of both Eva Cassidy and Bob Marley?

Eva Cassidy lost her battle with melanoma at age 33, while Bob Marley died of the disease at age 36.

What killed Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes?

Lopes, of the girl group TLC, died in a Honduras car crash in 2002 at the age of 30.

Who killed John Lennon?

Lennon was killed in 1980 by deranged fan Mark David Chapman.

More than 50 percent of the deaths of rap and hip-hop stars are attributed to homicide.

Just over half of all rappers and hip-hop stars who die are victims of homicide. When you look at blues and gospel, the homicide rate is only 3.5 to 3.6 percent and drops to 2.9 percent for pop stars.

How much did Elvis Presley earn in 2014 — nearly 40 years after his death?

Presley's estate earned $55 million in 2014 thanks to licensing, music sales and Graceland admissions.

Who killed singer Selena in 1995?

Yolanda Saldivar killed Selena in 1995. Saldivar not only managed the singer's fan club but also managed her Texas boutiques.

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About This Quiz

So many musicians died at age 27 that there's a "club" for them. See how much you know about dead musicians.

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