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Subject: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Mudbug on 07/22/08 at 4:15 pm

If you could bring a dead rock star back to life for one gig, who would it be?

John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Buddy Holly, Freddie Mercury? Or someone else?

This Day in Music are carrying out a world-wide survey to see which dead rock stars people would want to see again - for one night only!

Who would you pick? You can see a full list and vote on
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com


Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/22/08 at 5:53 pm

this is a extremely tough decision.  Having the power to raise one from the dead and hear them perform once more...hmmmm, this is tough. there are so many   

these all would be considered 
Ronnie Van Zant - Lynryd Skynrd
Jim Morrison - The Doors
Freddie Mercury - Queen
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin

but I'm gonna go with my heart on this one...  Lazarus....Come Forth!!





Pete Ham & Tom Evans and Mike Gibbins of Badfinger
if they could rejoin the lone surviving member Joey Molland for one night and I could do it, then that's my choice. if i was forced to pick one star only, it would be Jimi Hendrix  8)

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: danootaandme on 07/22/08 at 6:11 pm

Lennon

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Tia on 07/22/08 at 6:37 pm

i'd say lennon too, although hendrix is a close second.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Tia on 07/22/08 at 6:39 pm

john bonham is a tempting guy to say i wish he hadnt died so zeppelin could have made more albums in the 80s (which isnt the same as bringing him back to life) but then i got the sinking feeling zeppelin might have jumped the shark in the 80s.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: NullandVoid on 07/22/08 at 7:23 pm

Freddie Mercury!! I would love to see Queen when they were at their best.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: KKay on 07/22/08 at 8:05 pm

George Harrison
and
Mingus


Huh. did you know Falco was dead?

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Red Ant on 07/22/08 at 9:00 pm

Layne Staley

Ant

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/22/08 at 9:21 pm


George Harrison
and
Mingus


Huh. did you know Falco was dead?

Falco died in a car crash about seven years ago! 

I'd say Mingus mellow fantastic was a jazz star rather than a rock star, and I wouldn't  know how to bring back first, Charlie Parker or Scott Joplin!

I'd bring Ian Curtis back to life, but he wouldn't be interested. 

If I could only bring ONE rock star back to life, it would be John Lennon, no question about it. 

Bringing the 1956 Elvis back to life sounds cool, but the 1976 Elvis might be a little scary!

David Crosby, oh shoot that dude's still alive.  He mostly sits on the back porch and stares into space, you just have to water him every coupla days!

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: whistledog on 07/22/08 at 9:52 pm

Ron Tabak of Prism.  He wasn't a well-known name outside of Canada, but here in his homeland, he is/was legendary.  He had a great voice, and was on the verge of a reunion with Prism when he died in 1984

He sang glam rock (Spaceship Superstar), hard rock (Armageddon), ballads (Night to Remember), and even pop songs (Young and Restless) and did it all flawlessly.  Some samples ...


Spaceship Superstar (1977)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdU_otNPl8M

Flying (1978)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVvh-MRYNlk

Young and Restless (1980)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHU0pHnO0PE

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/22/08 at 10:04 pm

Joey Ramone
Freddy Mercury

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: snozberries on 07/23/08 at 12:39 am



Not a rock star but I'd love to bring back Lisa Lopes...Left Eye of TLC....and then someone had best get me front row tix for the reunion concert.


Also maybe, since I have a dozen pics of her on my wall....Billie Holliday...but only if she could be free of the mental anguish and drug addiction that killed her. Although that's kinda what made her good to begin with...  :-\\

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/23/08 at 6:54 am

Kevin Dubrow.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/23/08 at 11:14 am


Lennon



I am not surprised my your answer.  ;)


There are so many-too many but I think I would have to say the ones who (IMO) died when they shouldn't have-like John Lennon, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bobber, Jim Croce, Pasty Cline (ok, so she isn't a rock star), Selina, etc. Some may say that Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, & Keith Moon but they died by their own stupidity-if you ask me.


Personal favs not on the above list would be George Harrison, Freddie Mercury (though some may say that he died because of his own stupidity, too), & Cass Eliot.



Cat

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/23/08 at 12:46 pm

Maurice Gibb.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/23/08 at 4:07 pm

Jimi Hendrix

Keith Moon

Jim Croce

Paul Davis

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/23/08 at 9:33 pm

Karen Carpenter.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Tia on 07/23/08 at 10:00 pm

here's a note-for-note cover kid doing some voodoo chile slight return.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gJkAH81-gEI

see, here's the thing. if hendrix had lived (and that's so different from saying 'who would we bring back to life,' i demand that we get some umpire rules on that -- are we talking about if they suddenly came back today, or are we talking about if they had continued their historical career into subsequent musical trends and movements?), he would have been playing sick blues style pentatonic rock crunch pedal guitar (note that if the wah comes in, the univox goes out, gnome sayng? that's jimi's style, pulling the crunch pedals in and out one at a time) when the style went over to more classical influence, and multi-effect guitar (where you have the multieffects unit and the different patches for different parts of the song, five or six effects and settings can come in and out at once, but you have to plan it all out ahead of time). i wonder how jimi would have rode that wave. would he have been cutting heads old school against steve vai? doing guest walkons with van halen? or just kept doing his thing and gotten crazy popular with the biker crowd? i dunno, but 70s and 80s jimi, one wonders. one does wonder.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: NbC on 07/24/08 at 5:56 am

Andy Gibb

Kurt Cobain

Jeff Buckley

Michael Hutchence

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: ninny on 07/24/08 at 6:15 am

Jim Croce
Jimi Hendrix
John Bonham
John Lennon
Karen Carpenter
Patsy Cline
Hank Williams Sr.
Mama Cass
Jim Morrison
Freddy Mercury
Keith Moon and John Entwistle
John Denver
Ronnie VanZant
Buddy Holly
Andy and Maurice Gibb
Bon Scott
Randy Rhoades
and of course...Elvis Presley


Yes it is a long list and yes not everybody is a rock star.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/24/08 at 6:45 am

Marvin Gaye.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Gis on 07/24/08 at 6:52 am

Eddie Cochrane because he was only 21 when he died and had already written such amazing stuff, I'd love to see how his music developed.

Marc Bolan.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/24/08 at 6:53 am

Ricky Nelson.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: whistledog on 07/24/08 at 8:41 pm

Phil Lynott
Stuart Adamson
Billy MacKenzie

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/24/08 at 10:16 pm

what about a "live" rock star with a dead career    ::)

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/25/08 at 6:23 am


what about a "live" rock star with a dead career    ::)


Which ones are you refering to?

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/25/08 at 9:05 am

Did anyone mention Bobby Darin?  I want him resurrected so I can hear him do Mack the Knife.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/25/08 at 10:51 am

Harry Chapin.



Cat

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/25/08 at 5:57 pm


Did anyone mention Bobby Darin?  I want him resurrected so I can hear him do Mack the Knife.


What would his voice sound like at 72? ???

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/25/08 at 10:02 pm


What would his voice sound like at 72? ???


Probably like Frank Sinatra with a sinus infection.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/26/08 at 7:53 am

John Lennon.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: greenjello74 on 07/26/08 at 7:00 pm

Lennon without a doubt, but I wouldn't want to live through his dying again. :\'(

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/26/08 at 11:37 pm

I am the Lizard King...I can do anything!!!  I really would have liked to have seen The Doors with Jim Morrison 
I think Danoota&Me did.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/27/08 at 5:39 am

The King Elvis Presley.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: snozberries on 07/27/08 at 10:39 am


here's a note-for-note cover kid doing some voodoo chile slight return.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gJkAH81-gEI

see, here's the thing. if hendrix had lived (and that's so different from saying 'who would we bring back to life,' i demand that we get some umpire rules on that -- are we talking about if they suddenly came back today, or are we talking about if they had continued their historical career into subsequent musical trends and movements?), he would have been playing sick blues style pentatonic rock crunch pedal guitar (note that if the wah comes in, the univox goes out, gnome sayng? that's jimi's style, pulling the crunch pedals in and out one at a time) when the style went over to more classical influence, and multi-effect guitar (where you have the multieffects unit and the different patches for different parts of the song, five or six effects and settings can come in and out at once, but you have to plan it all out ahead of time). i wonder how jimi would have rode that wave. would he have been cutting heads old school against steve vai? doing guest walkons with van halen? or just kept doing his thing and gotten crazy popular with the biker crowd? i dunno, but 70s and 80s jimi, one wonders. one does wonder.



that's actually a good point.  There is a difference between bringing someone back from the dead and someone not dying.  I mean if Buddy Holly had lived his music would have changed over the years but if he came back now would we listen to the sound music and find it good or dated....

okay I would listen to it... so maybe buddy holly was a bad example but you know what I mean... I mean what Tia means

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: greenjello74 on 07/27/08 at 11:44 am

1. John Lennon
2. Warren Zevon
3. Phil Lynott
4. Billie Holiday
5. Janis Joplin

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/27/08 at 5:10 pm

the lead singer of Nirvana.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: ChEcKeReD DeMoN on 07/27/08 at 5:12 pm

Keef Richards ?





;)





Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/27/08 at 5:20 pm


Keef Richards ?





;)








That would be Keith Richards.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: snozberries on 07/27/08 at 5:26 pm



Keith richards wasn't the lead singer of Nirvana

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: greenjello74 on 07/27/08 at 7:59 pm



Keith richards wasn't the lead singer of Nirvana



No he just looks dead :D
Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of Nirvana

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/27/08 at 8:04 pm


That would be Keith Richards.


Hey Howard, did you know Keith Richard snorted his own Dad's ashes?  You think Keith is a bit brain dead? :P

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/28/08 at 7:33 am


Hey Howard, did you know Keith Richard snorted his own Dad's ashes?  You think Keith is a bit brain dead? :P


He looks like a wrinkled prune.  ;D

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Gis on 07/28/08 at 7:52 am


He looks like a wrinkled prune.  ;D
they should just show kids a picture of him and say this is what smoking and drinking does to your face kids, it'd work better than any 'just say no' campaign!

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/28/08 at 7:53 am


they should just show kids a picture of him and say this is what smoking and drinking does to your face kids, it'd work better than any 'just say no' campaign!


But would they understand?

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Gis on 07/28/08 at 8:02 am


But would they understand?
What's to understand?

You smoke your face will look like this, what could be clearer?

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/28/08 at 7:18 pm

Janis Joplin.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 07/28/08 at 9:53 pm


they should just show kids a picture of him and say this is what smoking and drinking does to your face kids, it'd work better than any 'just say no' campaign!


It would be more effective than anything Nancy Reagan ever did.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 07/29/08 at 7:52 am

Sylvester.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 08/18/08 at 2:12 pm

JIMI HENDRIX

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 08/18/08 at 3:51 pm

Issac Hayes.

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 08/19/08 at 10:15 am

ISAAC HAYES

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/08 at 10:17 am

Ronnie Drew  :\'(

Subject: Re: If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

Written By: Howard on 08/19/08 at 7:59 pm


ISAAC HAYES



I'd bring him back too. :(

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