Franz Schubert (age 31)
Felix Mendelssohn (38)
George Bizet (36)
Charlie Christian (25)
Clifford Brown (25)
Jaco Pastorius (35)
Bix Beiderbecke (28)
Charlie Parker (34)
And what about nick drake and elliott smith ?
Robert Johnson - who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for being a blues master - died at 27 in Mississippi.
Mozart is more widely know but still this guy was rocking it in a shamefully short career.
2. "Big Bopper": his real name was Jiles P. Richardson. Should be an alternate answer.
3. Sid Vicious joined the Sex Pistols in 1977. The song "Anarchy in the U.K." was released in 1976. The clue does not connect.