The 72 Club

In 1973 Janis Joplin joined the 27 Club.

In 2018, we made a club of our own. The 27 Club is a group of young musicians whose unresolved struggles resulted in their tragic deaths at just 27 years old. Every year Lifeline saves thousands of lives through listening. So now, we’re taking songs made famous by 27 club members and using them to make a club of our own. The 72 Club.

The Club’s first song, Janis Joplin’s ‘A piece of my heart’ has been arranged by composer, Cam Ballyntine and performed by a group of well-known New Zealand singers and musicians. But the 72 Club doesn’t just stop with them. It’s a club that anyone can join. By doing so, you’re saying that you plan on living a long and happy life, and you want other Kiwis to do the same.