Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon
Jim Morrison - what would he have become? an author? pass
Jimi Hendrix - would he have been like Buddy Guy? idk...pass
Janis Joplin - would she have kept that powerful voice? ...hold
John Lennon - where was he headed musically? politically? ...ok, bring back Lennon
Jerry Garcia - would he have kicked the habit? More bluegrass please? ...too late, brought back Lennon
Morrison, Hendrix and Joplin would have been interesting for 3-5 more years each, but that's about all. Honestly, I love Joplin's uniqueness the most. No one can sound like her, she was awesome. I think Morrison's badass rowdy days were done. And Hendrix, well, it's a mistake to count him out, he could have been crazy good and then some. Garcia was a favorite guitar player of mine, and I really don't like the Dead without him. He certainly did "enough". Lennon, he was a bit of a mess politically, but had the natural touch of humanity in music. I think the rock and roll was gone and he didn't have a strong background in all styles of music. I think he would have been more James Taylor/Van Morrison in his later career, which isn't too great. I'd still have him back, though, because he was able to be sincere and listenable, an impossibly rare combo.