David Janssen, Edward Whitelock, and Josh Hunter discuss their books that link death and the musical genre that’s still going strong- Rock’n’Roll. Janssen and Whitelock’s book, Apocalypse Jukebox, leaps from David Koresh and Charles Manson through the music of Coltrane, Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Hunter’s book, The 27s, sheds light on the coincidence of the deaths of several rock stars near their 27th birthdays. This event was hosted by Decatur CD.
BIO: David Janssen
David Janssen is also an associate professor of English at Gordon College, and is the associate editor for Studies in Popular Culture.
BIO: Edward Whitelock
Edward Whitelock is the co-author of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music. He is also a professor of English at Gordon College.
BIO: Josh Hunter
Josh Hunter is the illustrator of Segalstad’s The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll, a non-fiction narrative that tells the history of rock & roll, as seen through the lives and legacies of 34 musicians who each died at the age of 27.