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    John Bonham
    Keith Moon
    Gene Krupa
    Buddy Rich
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


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    Bon Scott and John Bonham would be my favourite 2, but there are many others including Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Lynott, Steve Clark, Randy Rhoads, Ronnie Van Zandt, etc...

    Too many to list here.

    May they all Rest (Rock) In Peace...
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    SRV.....I knew nothing about him until I saw his appearance on SNL. It was probably the only SNL performance that has ever truly blown me away, so to speak. It was legendary. There will never be another SRV.

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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...

    George Harrison - the underrated Beatle? Seemed to always keep a healthy attitude on life, even when it wasn't kind to him

    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.

    Jimi Hendrix - would be interesting to see what he would've come up with in the '70s and beyond.

    Others: Michael Hutchence, Carl & Dennis Wilson, Mama Cass, John Phillips, Steve Clark, Brian Jones, Keith Moon, John Entwistle & 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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    SRV
    Buddy Holly
    Randy Rhoads
    Bon Scott
    Keith Moon

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    MR MOJO RISIN
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    I truly miss the musicianship and spirit of Michael Hedges. There just is no way to express how inspiring he was to so many people, guitarists and nonguitarists alike. Too bad there aren't really any boots or vids of him out there. I was lucky enough to see him live, and it changed the way I look at guitar. Another fantastic guitar player and person was Danny Gatton ("The Humbler.") I also agree with all the above posts, but just wanted to name a couple that don't get mentioned around here much.

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    There are a lot of deceased musicians I could easily say had a profound impact on me personally and muscially. Most of them, however, I never had the chance to experience in their or my living years.

    I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan live three weeks before he died at a former outdoor summer festival in St. Paul called Riverfest. I was 15 and had been playing guitar for a short while at that point. I only went because tickets were $10, and I figured I should be seeing some of the great guitar players I'd heard so much about. There was nothing fancy about the production of the show--regular lights and sound on an outdoor stage. I was lucky enough to have gotten very close, though, and the power of SRV's delivery pretty much nailed my naive self at the time. I wouldn't truly understand the energy I got fed that night for a long time, but I knew I'd just seen something extraordinary.

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    Dimebag
    Frank Zappa
    Keith Moon
    John Entwhistle
    SRV
    Randy Castillo
    Randy Rhoads
    Shawn Lane
    Michael Hedges

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    Bonham
    Bon Scott
    Randy Rhoads
    Freddie Mercury
    Randy Castillo
    Jimi

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocker View Post
    John Bonham
    Keith Moon
    Gene Krupa
    Buddy Rich
    Add 2 more to that list of greats:

    Elvin Jones
    Art Blakey

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    Freddie Mercury
    John Bonham
    Bon Scott
    Cliff Burton
    John Lennon
    George Harrison


    ... and every single drummer Spinal Tap ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthadv View Post
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    ...and definitely Freddie Mercury & Lennon... those two and Morrison have had a profound impact on frontmen/singers who have followed them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig5150 View Post
    Freddie Mercury
    John Bonham
    Bon Scott
    Cliff Burton
    John Lennon
    George Harrison


    ... and every single drummer Spinal Tap ever had.
    prepare to spontaneously combust!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopTimi View Post
    I truly miss the musicianship and spirit of Michael Hedges. There just is no way to express how inspiring he was to so many people, guitarists and nonguitarists alike. Too bad there aren't really any boots or vids of him out there. I was lucky enough to see him live, and it changed the way I look at guitar. Another fantastic guitar player and person was Danny Gatton ("The Humbler.") I also agree with all the above posts, but just wanted to name a couple that don't get mentioned around here much.
    I can't tell you how much I miss Michael Hedges ....I was fortunate to see him live three times.....It just blew my mind.....every time.

    He did a show at The Great American Music Hall here in SF, shortly before his death...and I swear to God...after the show....people just walked out of the the club all glassy-eyed and dumbfounded at what they just saw....I have never before, or since have been witness to that sort of reaction to a musician.

    He was truly one of a kind.....

    To anyone out there who has not heard Hedges play....I wish that I could recommend a recording for you......but his records simply do not do him justice

 

 

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