Musicians You Would Bring Back From the Dead

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21Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Whitney deserves to be at least number 3!

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22Randy RhoadsRandall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.

If Randy would live more, he would be the best guitarist for now. He had so much talent and it was so bad that he died.

No way he belongs here, he had SO many great years ahead of him - UFasten8Me

Seriously, no one added him until I did? Freakin awesome

I saw his last concert here in Knoxville. Amazing.

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23David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

David was more than music... He was creativity at its finest. Never one to shy away from originality for originality's sake. He was Visual, Visceral, Graphic and "Out There" when the world was stuck in the state of "The Formula" of success. His music was what shaped the stars of the world from Debbie Harry and Madonna, the Clash to the Trews and Nine Inch Nails. The creativity never stopped. Each album was entirely different. And always one to point out what he liked and hated in his own work. ( Tonight was not one he liked well, he claimed he was under so much pressure he put it out. He said in an interview that he didn't feel it was allowed to flow or develop in his usual process Which was a great experience because he really went back to being himself not what the sales or labels wanted.) These days there are so many acts that rely on a labels idea of what they are and not what they really are. His sound was unique and his voice was both haunting and warm all at ...more

Definitely want Bowie back. He was so musically active til the end. Gives me chills to think about what he would've created if he had more time with us.

Did more with music than any other artist. There wasn't a style that he couldn't put his own thing on.

I wish I was born a few decades earlier so I could really marvel in this legends work

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24Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Why is Cash not in the top ten? Top five? Top three? He was what ask musicians strive to be. He was a musician for the people, loved by the people, and you listened to him when he sang. And if you had the guts to speak when he was singing, you'd learn fast to shut up and listen. Ask any musician, and they'll tell you that yeah...Johnny was the ultimate musician.

Johnny Cash deserves to live forever. He's one of only a few people that's is in the country and rock and roll's hall of fame he's the greatest

Many people who say they don't like country music will still say they love Johnny.

He and Hendrix would be my Top 2 - jack2244

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25Bon ScottRonald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

Can't believe I had to add this legend

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26Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
27Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .V1 Comment
28John BonhamJohn Henry Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Bonham (nicknamed Bonzo) was a professional hard rock drummer who was best known for being the drummer in the band Led Zeppelin. Bonham was also one of the background singers in the band. His drumming is mainly displayed on the ...read more.

This guy is supposed to be number 1. Died in his prime, his death was a tragedy. The best drummer that ever lived and along with the rest of Led Zeppelin made the best songs ever heard.

Why the hell isn't this higher up? This man made history every song he played was the work of god

My favourite dead rock stars are John Bonham and Cliff Burton. We need the world's greatest drummer back to life. - Nintendonix

Hell yeah bonham and jeff buckley and I am happy =)

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29PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".

Prince was loved by everyone. Was a great artist in the 80s which in my 45 years was the best time in music.

Man such a great ARTIST. Simply put, I miss him!

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30Judy Garland
31Selena Quintanilla-PérezSelena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.

Yet another artist that died while entering her prime. She will never see the success of her crossover album - FlakyCuddles43

Amazing and beautiful person. Never forgot where she came from.

Selena is Timeless! Her voice, her style, her moves. All sounds fresh today as the day it was recorded. Selena continues to inspire and pick up new fans thanks to her timeless talents and the well made movie on her life starring Jennifer Lopez. Selena will live on now and forever!
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32Ian CurtisIan Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division.
33Chuck SchuldinerCharles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.

If he still alive he is going to be one of the best Vocalists alive... Nobody will ever forget you chuck you were the best Death Metal Vocalist and you were genius.. And also you were the best death metal guitarist - nooreldeen

We miss you Chuck. I listened to Human while driving home and I shed tears knowing that such a great man no longer walks this earth. Always in our hearts though.

Death metal live long! Thanks chuck for inventing such a wonderful genre

Wish I voted for him. RIP Chuck.

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34Layne StaleyLayne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

Layne, Layne, Layne! I pick Layne. He was so incredible, his voice and musical talent will never be duplicated. He was growing musically before he died, I can only imagine the incredible music he would have made had he lived longer. Truly an amazing talent! RIP Angry Angel We Miss You

Layne should definitely be in the top 10! He had a beautiful voice and it was taken away from us, I would love to see it back.

I would bring back Layne, he influenced many of his fans to beat their addictions. I think he would have continued to make great music with AIC and given the world a lot more great music.

How the hell is Layne at #31? Listen to his amazing voice.

35Paul GrayPaul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.
36Brian JonesLewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
37Lisa (Left-Eye) Lopes

I want to bring her back from the dead as a necromancer when Lisa dies and becomes a ghost. - Fandomstuck

38Mitch LuckerMitchell Adam "Mitch" Lucker was an American musician and lead singer for the deathcore band Suicide Silence.

Best metal vocalist and probably the single most talented vocalist of all time.

My hero. Either Mitch, Cliff or Randy.

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39Brad Nowell

A great musician!

I would do ANYTHING to be able to hear more music from him!

Great guitarist, great singer, but his most prominent feature is his soul. He's pure soul, man.

I would do anything to bring him back.

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