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If you could revive one dead musician...

50 comments · save · last comment by Lovely G. over 4 years ago

Sylvia S

Sylvia S.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

421 posts

Who would you choose?

Remember to think about their impact on music and society in general. Were they past their prime when they died? Or were they yet to reach their peak of influence and creativity?

Also, they would be revived at the exact moment they died. So no choosing "80s Michael Jackson"

Some suggestions!

Keith Moon
Freddie Mercury
Tupac Shakur
Layne Staley
Jim Morrison
Bob Marley
Kurt Cobain
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon
Johnny Cash
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Joe Strummer
Michael Jackson
Ian Curtis
George Harrison
Buddy Holly
John Bonham
Janis Joplin
Jeff Buckley

It was a tough decision...first there's Freddie Mercury dying way too young of AIDS. Then John Lennon, the peace activist. And of course, Buddy Holly, one of the Beatles' main influences dying too young from a freakin' plane crash.

Nevertheless, I'm going with Tupac. He was extremely influential to the Black community, shedding light on the racism that still existed and police brutality. He rapped about growing up in the face of oppression, racism, poverty, and violence. Many would say that he glorified violence, but in his words, "you can't live in hell and try to act like an angel."

It sounds ridiculous coming from a 20 year old Canadian white girl, but the man's just so fascinating and died way too young.

So, LB, who do you choose to revive?

over 8 years ago

#2
Sylvia S

Sylvia S.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

421 posts

in the ever popular best drummer argument, i always like to see who one chooses, bonham or moon!

0 · December 24, 2010

#5
Sophie Rebecca

Sophie R.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

4347 posts

I know you said not Michael Jackson, but I did grow up listening to him and had 8 tickets to see him :/

0 · December 24, 2010

#6
Sylvia S

Sylvia S.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

421 posts

@Sophie R.

yeah but if you were to revive him, he would be 2010 MJ, not "Thriller" MJ. So you can definitely choose him if you want present-day Michael Jackson.

0 · December 24, 2010

#8
Erin HG

Erin H.

LA LA LAND ,
United Kingdom

39 posts

Definitely Jim Morrison
or Jimi Hendrix. They are my two ultimates!

0 · December 24, 2010

#10
Sofia D

Sofia D.

INBETWEEN FOUR WALLS,
United Kingdom

250 posts

None as they would most probably turn into Zombies... however my choice would be Bob Marley.

0 · December 24, 2010

#11
Ellis Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7596 posts

GG Allin, just for the lulz that would ensue.

0 · December 24, 2010

#12
Zahraisabelle L

Zahraisabelle L.

XANADU,
Sweden

4819 posts

LEFT-EYE, GURU FROM GANGSTARR AND AALIYAH PLZ. :(

Of course I do agree with Bob, Tupac and Lennon.

0 · December 24, 2010

#13
Fanny Madeliefje

Fanny M.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON,
Sweden

45 posts

Lennon, for sure!

0 · December 25, 2010

#15
Dana Lee

Dana L.

NO WHERE,
Philippines

2346 posts

Tied between Michael Jackson and John Lennon :)

0 · December 25, 2010

#16
Randi Joan

Randi J.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2397 posts

jackson
lennon
morrison
hendrix
tupac
chopin
beethoven
rachmaninoff
bach MAYBE

i'd be happy with one of the above.

0 · December 25, 2010

#17
Asia R.

Asia R.

UNDER YOUR BED,
United States

7 posts

Freddie Mercury...there's just something about his voice, his enthusiasm that is fantastic...

0 · December 25, 2010

#18
Luna Campos

Luna C.

CALIFORNIA,
United States

282 posts

1. JIM MORRISON - he simply wasn't done yet with The Doors, they had alot going on, and after reviving their band with the Blues, I cold definitely see one more Blues album.
2. John Bonham - although for me, I couldn't really understand their music after Physical Graffiti, it would have been nice to see them all play live. Maybe if they did, this generation would have a greater appreciation to music with quality.
3. George Harrison - My favorite out of the Beatles, even though the Beatles are long gone, I feel a part of music died when George did.
4. Jimi Hendrix - This man had the world ready to emerge from his two hands. He wasn't done, I'm sure he would've done so much more to music if he was still alive.
5. John Lennon - His philanthropy is the characteristic I admire, hadn't he be shot, maybe our world would be slightly more peaceful.

Really the only dead musicians I wish to be back(:

0 · December 25, 2010

#21
He said, - Come hither, sucka! Unto the Lord

He said, - Come hither, sucka! U.

NORWAY,
Norway

298 posts

I wouldn´t revive Kurt Cobain, because he was miserable. GG Allins would probably run naked in the streets. Sid Vicious would have dropped right back down. Joe Strummer (see Sid Vicious). Maybe Brian Jones to find out how he REALLY died.

My point is, everything happens for a reason, and all these greats that have been mentioned are dead for a reason, it may be stupid, but that´s life.

0 · December 25, 2010

#22
Morgane Dieudonné

Morgane D.

PARIS,
Canada

36 posts

Serge GAINSBOURG!
sea.sex.sun//best musician ever(L)

0 · December 25, 2010

#24
Gillian R

Gillian R.

CALIFORNIA,
United States

108 posts

John Lennon and George Harrison
I am a big Beatles fan :)..even though they wouldn't be the Beatles

0 · December 26, 2010

#25
Blood A

Blood A.

ATLANTA,
United States

528 posts

Elliott Smith
Umm Kalthoum :(

0 · December 26, 2010

#26
Erin Falwell

Erin F.

United States

18 posts

otis redding

0 · December 26, 2010

#27
Kristy J

Kristy J.

ONE END OF TOWN TO THE OTHER,
Canada

1038 posts

George Harrison. I'd be DTF.

0 · December 26, 2010

#29
Graziella D

Graziella D.

ROME,
Italy

166 posts

Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain.

0 · December 26, 2010

#31
King Leo

King L.

GT,
Guatemala

1624 posts

@Zahraisabelle L.

I so agree with you on aaliyah.

I would also revive Fredy Mercury.

0 · December 26, 2010

#32
Flower Child

Flower C.

FAR AWAY,
Denmark

166 posts

Maybe Peter Steele. Or idk. There is a lot of talented people that i would like to bring back..

0 · December 26, 2010

#34
Larissa Pelosi

Larissa P.

Brazil

29 posts

i dont know if ill choose michael jackson, george harrison or freddie mercury :( so f*cking harddd haha

0 · December 27, 2010

#36
Nicole Sarah

Nicole S.

Canada

166 posts

Freddy Mercury.

0 · January 9, 2011

#37
Julia Wong

Julia W.

NORWAY,
Norway

22 posts

John Lennon !

0 · January 9, 2011

#38
Alexandra J

Alexandra J.

Canada

148 posts

Jimi Hendrix , or Kurt Cobain. I would just love to talk to Kurt Cobain!

0 · January 9, 2011

#39
Anna H

Anna H.

THE MIDWEST,
United States

12 posts

JIM MORRISON

0 · January 10, 2011

#46
Ellis Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7596 posts

I cried when Dimebag Died :'( and I'm not even really a Pantera fan.

0 · January 11, 2011

#47
Ellis Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7596 posts



"Halloween in Heaven - it?s Christmas in Hell
Halloween in Heaven oh well oh well

Bonham on drums, Entwistle on bass as guest morticians
Bon Scott on vox, Rhoads just for kicks, on guitar Hendrix
Lennon sits in with his friend George but where is Morrison?

Of course I cried when I heard they?d died and took a part of me
Same time gave from beyond the grave became what was to be

Elvis ain't dead so he isn?t here party never ends
Demon roadies, angel groupies, suicide losers
If only I?d known how cool death is I?d have killed myself sooner"

R.I.P Peter Steele


0 · January 11, 2011

#49
Selina M

Selina M.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

5709 posts

freddie mercury i think

0 · December 28, 2014

#50
Lovely Grey

Lovely G.

SINGAPORE,
Singapore

23 posts

Kurt Cobain definitely

0 · December 30, 2014

  

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