Carole has come up with a very interesting topic today.
Ten Musicians I Would Bring Back From The Dead.
- Janis (That's Janis Joplin for those of you under 30 40 50.) My best friend in high school got the nickname Janis because she had some of the same aspects of the woman's personality. Happily, my friend was not self-destructive nor a druggie.
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- Jim Morrison. Although though it is really, really hard to imagine Jim Morrison at 70, the age he would be had he lived. He was the poster child for self-destruction. A friend of mine who was a big fan went into deep mourning at the news of Morrison's death. photo credit: SongLyrics via photopin cc
- Stevie Ray Vaughan. We saw Bonnie Raitt in concert at the Minnesota State Fair the night after the helicoptor crash. She talked about it on stage.
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- Marvin Gaye. I was not much aware of him when he lived, although of course I could sing along with his hits. Elder Son gave me one of his albums a couple years ago and remedied the hole in my life.
- Otis Redding. Such good blues.
- Duane Allman. Eat a Peach got a lot of air play in my apartment back in the day, as did their debut album, which contained this song.
- Johann Sebastian Bach. Wouldn't it be interesting to hear what he would be composing today?
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- Antonio Vivaldi. Ditto.
- Ludvig Beethoven. Ditto. even though Beethoven piano music always makes me want to say, "Ludvig! Haf you seen da jam spoon?!"
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Yeah, my taste in classical music is shallow. But devoted.
When I searched photopin.com for images of Mozart, this one popped up, and I couldn't resist.
Smokey, this bud's bear's for you!
Great list! I had a really hard time limiting myself to Just 10. And I thought about each musician on your list. (We have some overlapping, too.) (I always wonder what Jim Morrison would look like as he aged. I bet still pretty gorgeous, non?)
You list is perfection!!! I listed some of the same and would have had the rest if I’d made a list of 20. Good choices. 🙂
Janis and Vivaldi on the same eclectic list! It seems like almost everyone I’ve read this morning included Jim Morrison; I had no idea how influential he was.
Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye oh yea!
Stevie Ray Vaughn would have been my #11!
Great list – mine is very different indeed. And really, only 10?
Such a great list. Boy, was it hard limiting to 10!
Bach – my eternal favorite. 🙂