Music and Mortality

The 27-club is a group of musicians who have died at the age of 27. Charles Cross, a Hendrix biographer put it as follows: The number of musicians who died at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. [Although] humans die regularly at all ages, there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27. There are a large number of famous musicians who have all died at the age of 27 (e.

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Graphs of Wikipedia: Influential Thinkers

Update! The work seems to have been picked up by Flowing Data, Business Insider, Future Journalism Project, Coppelia and a few other places. The internet is big — very big. One such way to investigate all of this free online content is through graphs. The network visualisations by Simon Raper in his fantastic post about graphing the history of philosophy is one example of how to exploit such data. Let’s take this a step further and create a series of graphs using everyone on Wikipedia.