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    Gotta aggree on Roy Orbison. In his own way, the dude rocked. Awesome vocal ability.
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    Without a doubt in my minde: SAM COOKE
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    JOHN DENVER - As I got older I appreciated his brilliance in song writing. He had a tremendous voice and was a great guitar player.


    FREDDIE MERCURY - Great singer, great song writer, and great musician. Arguably, the best quintessential front man.


    RANDY RHOADS - Where would his brilliance have taken him next? He was a tremendous talent. ( Second to Eddie, of course.) I do believe he would have been "finished" during the hair band era, but the thought of getting to see him live at an Oz-Fest or small venue playing classical stuff still leaves a sort of void in my guitar life.


    STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - Another tremendous loss to whom I consider the best Blues guitar player ever!


    ELVIS PRESLEY - He will always be "King", but I think he would still proved that in the living. He would have still been the hottest ticket in town and he would have certainly been a sales and chart juggernaut. All of us would have wanted to see him just for the experience if not anything else.


    JOHN LENNON - Not for solo work, but only on the notion that the Beatles would have probably reunited at some point. Had he been alive, we would have all had the distinct honor of catching a full Beatles reunion tour. For that, I miss him.


    KEITH MOON - I would have loved to see him play the drums live and also see how many times he would have been in trouble with the law. A true RNR rebel. He would have been the ONLY reason I would have went to catch a Who show.

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    My first inclination for "favourite dead person" would be someone that I'm glad is gone, but that is not the case here:

    ELVIS - the king - didn't appreciate him much when he was alive, but a lot of people did and it would be interesting to see what he would have done musically and otherwise since '77

    John Lennon - made some great songs with both the Beatles and solo, was just starting to enjoy making music again...

    John Bonham - up there with Alex as one of my favourite drummers. Man, did he beat the hell out of those things.

    Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, Allen Collins - First three died in the plane crash in '77 just as Lynyrd Skynyrd had released what I feel is their best album, so who knows what might've been. Collins died some years later.

    Roy Orbison - another guy just getting back into the limelight and then just like that he was gone.

    Others: Michael Hutchence, Carl & Dennis Wilson, Mama Cass, John Phillips, Steve Clark, Brian Jones & all those listed in other posts above that I didn't mention as well. And Guns 'N Roses too, even though all the members are alive, the band is dead - don't care what Axl says or does!

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    Roy Orbison got me kicked off Napster, so he'll get no praise from me. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    I'd go with two, and I'd pick them because they died early before they had a chance to really make their mark.

    1. Randy Rhoads-It's so tempting, and ultimately frustrating, to wonder where Randy's talent would have lead him. He had a monster amount of talent and could express it in many ways. It's hard to imagine another person who was as dedicated to constantly learning about his instrument.

    2. Shannon Hoon-Lead singer of Blind Melon, another drug casualty. I loved his lyrics, always clever and heartbreaking. It's a rare singer who can really make you feel his pain, and Shannon was one of them. Plus, I loved his off key vocal style, very much like Neil Young in that respect.

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    SRV, Jim Morrison, Jim Hendrix, Buddy Holly. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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    Who do you admire the most as a singer or musician that's dead?

    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Man, this dude smoked! If I admire a guitar player more than EVH, it's SRV. Ed can play blues guitar well, but SRV just blows him away. Nothing against Ed, and this isn't an SRV vs. Ed topic, but ya know. Stevie RV was about as good as you could get. The notes just sorta flowed from those fingers. He looked sloppy while playing, but he did it so well and so perfectly. Cheers to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn.

    Roy Orbison
    Another great man. Not so much his playing, but his vocal ability was great. His growl in Pretty Woman and high-pitched voice in Only The Lonely showed how diverse he was. And if it weren't for him, VH wouldn't have covered one of rock's greatest tunes: Pretty Woman. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    Mama Cass Elliot
    Too bad she's gone. Most fat women are overlooked, but Cass Elliot was a real star in her days when singing for The Mamas and The Papas. She had a great voice that went well with her ensemble. We need more people like her in the music business. She showed you didn't have to be a slender woman to be a superstar.

    Ricky Nelson
    Usually I look down upon "teen heartthrobs", but Mr. Nelson had a great voice. Some of his songs will always be pop classics and live in many generations to come.

    Buddy Holly
    A very short-lived career was in store for Buddy, but he made musical history! You see his looks and style in so many different people today. Too bad he died so early in his career and his life. 24 when he died, I believe.

    Elvis Presley
    Last, and CERTAINLY not least, The King of Rock and Roll himself. If it weren't for him, a lot of the rocks bands out there today wouldn't have even existed. He is the most alive dead person that ever walked this earth. How many people can be dead for close to 30 years and STILL be selling albums? He probably has the biggest cult following of any famous person, dead or alive. He started it all and may his musical inspiration live on forever!

    I'm sure I missed several, like Hendrix, but I don't know much about him. Maybe John Bonham. Anyone else??

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    Keith Moon- If you ever see a tape of him playing live, you'll know why. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] He was a great drummer and showman. [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    [ May 25, 2001 at 01:00 AM: Message edited by: YankeeRose ]
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    I gotta go with Cobain. Damnit it was a shame that he killed himself, maybe alt-rock would still be going strong today....wait it is.

    Nirvana and Pearl Jam brought it all back to being about absolutley nothing but the music and man have things changed since back then. Now we have all this corporate rock and commercial pop shit thats popular. What could have been.............

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    Tommy Bolin
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    Bon Scott
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    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    Bonzo, SRV, Freddie Mercury, Andres Segovia, and Peter Criss...

    [ May 25, 2001 at 05:50 PM: Message edited by: SactoFan ]
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Dave or Sammy ?.........pffffft Eddie.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SactoFan:
    Peter Criss...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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