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  • Kurt Cobain

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  • Jimmy Hendrix

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  • Jim Morrison

    6 10.71%
  • Freddy Mercury

    4 7.14%
  • John Lennon

    18 32.14%
  • None of these

    16 28.57%
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Thread: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Interesting no one has mentioned Elvis. I'm of the opinion that if he were still alive he'd be doing shows in Branson, Missouri and that's about it...

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Interesting no one has mentioned Elvis. I'm of the opinion that if he were still alive he'd be doing shows in Branson, Missouri and that's about it...
    His 10 minutes of fame were already up.

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    2 names for thought.

    Tupac
    Marvin Gaye

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    2 names for thought.

    Tupac
    Marvin Gaye
    Love to have Marvin back.

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    I agree with a lot of the comments I've seen in the thread. As to guys like Cobain, Hendrix, and Morrison, resurrection would only delay the inevitable, or allow them to become something other than what made them great. John Lennon? Like woy said, anyone who would put Yoko Ono on an album and charge money for it should be prosecuted. At a minimum, it's clear they've lost touch with music. I don't know that Lennon had anything left in the tank, ditto for Freddy Mercury.

    My pick might be an odd one for "died too soon," but I really loved what Johnny Cash was doing late in his career with the American series. Yeah, by the end, his voice quivered so much you could barely recognize it. At the same time, the American series had an authenticity and simplicity I just loved. I wanted more, and that seems like a good measure when I think about this question.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    I agree with a lot of the comments I've seen in the thread. As to guys like Cobain, Hendrix, and Morrison, resurrection would only delay the inevitable, or allow them to become something other than what made them great. John Lennon? Like woy said, anyone who would put Yoko Ono on an album and charge money for it should be prosecuted. At a minimum, it's clear they've lost touch with music. I don't know that Lennon had anything left in the tank, ditto for Freddy Mercury.

    My pick might be an odd one for "died too soon," but I really loved what Johnny Cash was doing late in his career with the American series. Yeah, by the end, his voice quivered so much you could barely recognize it. At the same time, the American series had an authenticity and simplicity I just loved. I wanted more, and that seems like a good measure when I think about this question.
    Johnny Cash version of Hurt was killer. Would have loved to see him perform more covers like that.

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    2 names for thought.

    Tupac
    Marvin Gaye
    I'd rather have Biggie Smalls back than Tupac.

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Interesting no one has mentioned Elvis. I'm of the opinion that if he were still alive he'd be doing shows in Branson, Missouri and that's about it...
    Elvis was 42 when he died. While that is still very young to die, when I think about those singers who died "too soon" I first think of those who perished in their 20s, before they really completed their body of work. For example, the previously mentioned Buddy Holly was only what, 22, when he died. Elvis and John Lennon, who was 40 when he was murdered, almost certainly had largely emptied their creativity tanks.
    If Elvis was alive today he would be on the verge of his 78th birthday, so even doing shows in Branson would be an accomplishment of sorts.
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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    I think Joe Sttrummer still had some interesting directions he could have gone.

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    I picked Jimmy Hendrix because he's the best guitarist that ever lived.

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTruck View Post
    I'd rather have Biggie Smalls back than Tupac.
    I want more NATE DOGG!
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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I think Joe Sttrummer still had some interesting directions he could have gone.
    I agree.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Duane Allman
    One heck of a slide guitar player.

    Just bought the CD recently "Allman Brothers Live At Fillmore East". Use to play the heck out of the album.

    And of course his work with Clapton on Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs is one of my all-time favorites.
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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Interesting no one has mentioned Elvis. I'm of the opinion that if he were still alive he'd be doing shows in Branson, Missouri and that's about it...
    Elvis died when he went into the Army - John Lennon
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    I don't know that Lennon had anything left in the tank, ditto for Freddy Mercury.
    I wholeheartedly agree with you (and woy's) comments about Yoko; but I think Lennon had plenty left in the tank. His songs on Double Fantasy were very strong IMO, and pure Lennon.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations


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