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Name three musical artists you wish you could bring them back to life now

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ikemen, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ikemen

    ikemen Well-Known Member

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    damn,
    this is hard.

    i'll give a stab at this:

    in no order of priority:

    ella fitzgerald
    james brown
    stevie ray vaughan

    i know, i know, i'm already missing out so many dead legends

    off the top of my head, clifford brown, dimebag, MJ, amy winehouse, gary moore, miles davis, and ...
     
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  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Harry Chapin.
     
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    clark kent Senior member

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    hendrix, big l, eyedea
     
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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Elvis, John Lennon, Joe Strummer


    I thought about Kurt Cobain, but man, he wrote so much amazing music, I'd almost hate to risk it..
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Warren Zevon
    Beethoven
    Louis Armstrong
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hendrix, Hendrix, Hendrix. He is the only one that I feel would have continued to evolve and grow over a long lifespan like Picasso did with his art.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Biggie, Biggie, Biggie.
     
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jerry Goldsmith, Miles Dewey Davis III
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    was gonna say that damn it.

    but really john bonham so zep could get back on
    ronnie van zant and the others from skynyrd that died in the plane crash
    bradley nowell from sublime
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    Can't you see.....

    How stupid of a choice that is.


    This is the correct answer. We're looking for people who got cut down before their time, not people who've lived a complete life and were burnt out at the end.

    I think Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Buddy Holly would also work here.
     
  11. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    think lennon, if he wasn't killed that day would be writing more songs for a long long time. also jimi for that matter. personally I would've loved watching freddie mercury and queen in concert.
     
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    Hendrix, Lennon and Chopin.
     
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    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    +1

    No one comes close.
     
  14. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Hendrix, SRV, Beethoven.

    Frankly I'm nostalgic for a number of other artists (Lennon, Bonham, Mercury, Strummer) but of the artists that come to mind - I think only Hendrix, SRV, and Beethoven were all at their best when they passed on - and it makes me wonder what would have come next had they lived.
     
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    Mandrake9072 Senior member

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    +1 for Hendrix

    My personal picks:

    Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
    Richey Edwards (Manic Street Preachers)
     
  16. dune

    dune Senior member

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    No one has posted Johnny Cash yet?
     
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    John Coltrane. He is the only musical artist I really would have liked to see perform live. He left behind an incredible body of work, but was constantly evolving, so it would be fascinating to see where he went next.
     
  18. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    Can't you see
    sometimes your words just hypnotize me
     
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    Love Johnny Cash, but he lived a full life and as much as I love some of the end of life recordings he made, his most creative years were far in the past. If anything, those late recordings gain a lot of resonance because they were made at the end. How could any man hope for a better final legacy than "Hurt" and the accompanying video?
     
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    dune Senior member

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    True, but I am being selfish: I never got the chance to see him live.
     

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