July 29th, 2011
10:18 AM ET
Amy Winehouse’s passing is a reminder that so many music industry legends leave us too soon. For sad and mysterious reasons, it seems that many can’t make it past their 27th birthday.
Luckily, their stories are still with us in their music and, for some, also on film.
A few movies on this week’s list include rock bio pics. These have a pretty standard formula: The movies introduce the subjects before they were celebrities, and follow them as they rocket to fame and fortune. In many cases, their lives either spiral out of control or result in some sort of tragedy (i.e. a first class ticket to rehab, an organ transplant candidacy, or an abusive relationship).
What are you favorite Rock n’ Rollas? Here’s mine:
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