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Old 09-10-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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Jeff Porcaro. One of the best studio drummers ever and the heart of Toto. His death at only 38 was so strange. Loved his body of work.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I cant name just one but I will go with a 90s theme:

Jeff Buckley - far too talented to leave this world so young and didnt get to put out much before he died.

Kurt Cobain - I think he would have went down as one of the greatest song writers ever.

Layne Staley - one of the most unique voices in music and died far too young.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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Keith Richards... Oh wait, you mean officially dead, not un-dead....
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Put together a band:

Vocals - Bon Scott / Layne Staley
Lead Guitar - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Backing guitar (and this is sacrilege to many becuase of the use of the word "backing") - Hendrix
Drums - Steve Porcaro
Bass - John Entwistle
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Everyday when I pick up my guitar Hendrix, SRV and others live.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Just off the top of my head in no particular order or preference:

Bon Scott
Jim Morrison
Stevie Ray Vaughn
John Lennon
Michael Hutchence
George Harrison
Freddie Mercury
John Entwistle
John Bonham
Cliff Burton
Jerry Garcia
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: right here
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Jimmie Hendrix...by far one of the most talented people ever...he was born before his time....then I'd smack him!

Feddie Mercury and Layne Staley...I listen to his music and damn that guy was deep...amazing voice-Nutshell is one of my favorite songs....I'd smack him too...all that talent wasted.

I'd apologize to Freddie we didn't have a cure for a terrible disease...

"We chase misprinted lies, We face the path of time and yet I fight this battle all alone. No one to cry to no place to call home..." Miss you Layne.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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*grabs shelter*
I don't care if anyone hates me for this, but I think John Lennon was terribly over-rated. The beatles stuff is alright, and I know they influenced countless numbers of artists, but I absolutely despised the guy. If I had met him in the street back in the day, I'm not sure if I would have shook his hand or punched him in the face. The guy was incredibly intelligent, but in a away didn't have a clue. He reminds me of these modern-day liberal hippie-hipster douchebags that you just want to run over with your car.

Now guys like Buddy Holly or Jimi Hendrix, that's a different story. Those guys were genuises in my opinion. By the absolute slimmest of margins, I'd pick Buddy Holly. Had he lived, who knows how the 60's-70's would have turned out?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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Kurt Cobain? I considered him briefly. But something tells me his days would have been numbered. He couldn't seem to handle to stress of fame.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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(whoops. revised again)
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