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R.I.P. Which 5 Musicians Do You Miss The Most

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Initial post: Jun 7, 2009 4:12:02 PM PDT
john lennon
george harrison
jim morrison
joe strummer
joey ramone

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 4:19:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 9, 2009 9:34:09 PM PDT
alien tamer says:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Phil Lynott
Orig Skynyrd (Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell)
Rory Gallagher
Micheal Houser

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2009 4:20:54 PM PDT
outlawguy says:
mike bloomfield
tommy bolin
randy rhoads

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2009 4:36:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Feb 23, 2010 9:17:09 PM PST
Rory Gallagher
Roy Buchanan
Johnny "Ramone" Cummings
Joe Strummer
Stiv Bators

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 9:17:21 PM PDT
Randy Rhoads
Johnny Cash
Jim Reeves
Bon Scott
Tom Petty

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 10:32:16 PM PDT
ED S. says:
These all died while still in the prime or "change" of their musical life span.
It made me sad when it happened. Especially Karen.
When John Lennon died, I actually could not do my work,
so I went home.

Brian Jones-Rolling Stones
Jim Morrison-Doors
John Lennon-You know who he is.
Karen Carpenter- The Carpenters
Mark Sandman-Morphine...Like the death of Johnny Thunders, you could see this coming a mile away.

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 11:19:05 PM PDT
Dr. Fresh says:
Tom Petty
Paul McCartney
Bruce Willis
Billy Shears
William Sheppard

Posted on Jun 7, 2009 11:20:52 PM PDT
I seriously miss River Phoenix the most, but I also miss Johhny Cash, Elvis Presly, and Janis Joplin

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 1:33:58 AM PDT
Jimi Hendrix (damnedest shame on this list)
Frank Zappa (he left TONS of great music, though)
Jim Morrison (they broke the mold here)
Ramones (Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee all gone!)
Kurt Cobain (outstanding songwriter, IMHO)


Elvis Presley (most overrated rocker ever?)
Frank Sinatra (godfather of gangsta music)
Stiv Bators (third-rate Iggy wannabe: now a true Dead Boy)
Janis Joplin (CHEAP THRILLS is OK, otherwise forgettable)
Jerry Garcia (I'll bypass the obvious one-liner...)

(further comment unnecessary)

Ozzy Osbourne
Iggy Pop
Keith Richard
Lou Reed
Johnny Winter

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 1:43:42 AM PDT
TERRY KATH (original guitarist of CHICAGO)
JAMES GRIFFIN (one of the founding members of BREAD)

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 4:11:58 AM PDT
Nick Drake, Layne Staley, Dimebag Darrel, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckly,

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 4:49:20 AM PDT
Schmedly says:
Duane Allman
Jimi Hendrix
Lowell George
Ronnie Van Zant
Stevie Ray Vaughn

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 5:02:48 AM PDT
Geezerguy says:
Sandy Denny
Johnny Cash
Randy California
Jerry Garcia

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 3:05:48 PM PDT
Whizzkid58® says:
Elvis Presley - the single most important artist in rock history!!!
Tommy Bolin - the greatest guitarist who ever lived...period!
Rory Gallagher - the most over looked talent in blues-rock
Stevie Ray Vaughan - a Texas legend
Hank Williams Sr. - where would he have taken his music had he lived past 29?

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 3:32:08 PM PDT
Cheetohman! says:
Elliott Smith. It's him I miss the most.
John Lennon
Kieth Moon
Brian Jones
Bon Scott

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 3:39:43 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 8, 2009 3:43:44 PM PDT
Nom de Bloom says:
Freddie Mercury
Stevie Ray Vaughan

That's only two, but their loss is so great to me.

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 4:00:26 PM PDT
Patsy Cline, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Hank Sr., Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2009 4:06:49 PM PDT
Freddie Mercury
Roy Orbison
Michael Hutchence
Kurt Cobain
John & George
Cozy Powell

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 4:09:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2009 4:10:40 PM PDT
Allan 1967 says:
John Lennon
George Harrison
Elvis Presley
Jim Morrison
Buddy Holly
Roy Orbison
Jimi Hendrix
Michael Hutchence
Janis Joplin
Jim Croce
John Denver

Hard for me to choose 5.

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 4:28:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2009 4:33:16 PM PDT
E. Dill says:
Of course I miss most of the greats that have been mentioned here, even those who I suspected had made their best music already. I would have particularly liked to have seen the Beatles grow old(er) "together", meaning still on the planet. Then there'd have always been a possibility of a reunion of sorts. What music could they have made together at 60? 65?

The mention of Hank Sr. was a great one IMO. He died so young and it is seldom that you can so clearly point at ONE person as THE IMAGE of an entire genre. He is/was Mr. Country, not only for his voice but his songwriting. I guess I feel about Hank like someone else seemed to feel about Elvis. I mean, yes, Elvis was a style maker, not only because of his image but his ability to add rock to both country and r&b and help create an entire new music. The fact that he gave up that music upon his return from the Army suggested he was done creatively but we'll never know what Hank would have done with a few more decades.

But, as always when the subject comes to dead musicians, MINE is always, first and foremost, Laura Nyro. Everyone has someone that "touches" them and Laura touched me as deeply as any singer ever will, I'm sure. I never saw her live (I almost did but she cancelled the show due to her ovarian cancer) but her death brought me even more connected to her music and I can't explain why. Most people connect to both the music AND the image of rock/pop stars. With Nyro, she had no image except that of a young singer/songwriter with a certain mix of NYC grit and artistic beauty to her voice. She was someone who wrote songs that OTHER PEOPLE made into hits and took OTHER PEOPLE'S hits and made great covers. She went, still in her teens, across the country to appear at the first major open air rock festival (Monterey) and, evidently, got booed because the audience wanted guitars, NOT a lone female with a lot of whoops and hollers sung to a piano....that image of this young girl making her way BACK to NYC and kind of hiding out there for years, making albums that were always critically praised, even though she was better known as the girl who wrote "Eli's Coming" for 3 Dog Night or something for the 5th Dimension. She was never that comfortable on stage (or so I'm told) and whether it was Monterey or simply her wiring, she wowed them anyway whenever she DID appear on stage. (Joni's like that too, I never affects her singing but she seems uncomfortable on stage....almost disconnected from them. Remember how Miles Davis would literally turn his back on the audience and just play.)

So, yes, again, it's LAURA NYRO....


Posted on Jun 8, 2009 4:46:30 PM PDT
Glyn Styler says:
Dusty Springfield
Laura Nyro
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Frank Sinatra

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2009 4:58:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2009 5:00:27 PM PDT
Jay Garner says:
jimi hendrix
michael houser ( widespread panic )
tommy and toy caldwell ( marshall tucker band )
original skynyrd band
duane allman and berry oakley

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 5:03:29 PM PDT
SS Apapa says:
Phyllis Hyman. Luther Vandross, Grover Washington Jr. Renee Diggs, Charles Earland.

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 5:23:03 PM PDT
Cliff Burton.
Hillel Slovak.
Two bands with limitless potential down the toilet. Bummer.
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