We lost Amy Winehouse today — another talented, troubled musician who happened to die at age 27. As I write this, Ann Powers is putting together her thoughts on Winehouse for NPR Music, and in the meantime, you can read more about the singer's life and death here.
There's a book called The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll, by Eric Segalstad, with many more names and stories. You can hear Segalstad interviewed about his book on All Things Considered.
Is there anything to the curse of 27? Is it just a number — a coincidence — or is there something about being 27 that's just a game-changer in people's lives? Is there anything universal about that particular age? And, of course, please feel free to share your thoughts on Winehouse and her legacy.