Musicians You Would Bring Back From the Dead

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21 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time . V 1 Comment
22 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer 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.

Why is he 24th

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23 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

he is simply the worlds greatest with his inspirational music and talent, and all his children have followed in the footsteps of this legend. No. 1

He was a great singer who made some of the best music ever and he needs to be at least top 10 on this list. His quotes were amazing and deep. He was the best musician of his time.

Brought Reggae to the rest of the world. Great, great musician. - Wii360

Bob Marley was the only REAL artist on this list, he deserves to be at the top.

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24 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne 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.

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25 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald 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

Good thing you did.

He was taken too soon

Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty-six
You could say she's got it all - dek

26 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall 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.

One of my favorite guitarists of all time. His work on all the three Ozzy Osborne albums is nothing short of perfect - Crazy Trains, for example, has one of the most recognizable riffs ever.

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

Raised the bar on what was expected from metal guitar

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27 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with 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!

Brilliant artist!

Best

28 John Bonham John Bonham John 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

Awesome drummer ever too bad he died should be higher on the list especially cause he died young so we never got to see what Led Zeppelin could done

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29 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis 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.
30 Lisa (Left-Eye) Lopes

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

31 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles 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

Just imagine the sick solo's he'd have come up with.

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32 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.

Buddy, so much in such a short time, you died in 1959 at age of 22, and we still miss you.

Buddy Holly is one of the first people I think of, with singer-songwriters who should have kept living...

While he isn't top pick he should be up there. He was only 22 - 2storm

"The Day the Music Died" was a very sad day.

33 Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Selena Quintanilla-Pérez Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.

Selena is a true legend in the world of music. What Elvis did for rock, and what Bob Marley did for raegge, is basically what Selena did for Tejano music - she popularized it on both a national and a global level. Among her many achievements is being the only female musical artist to ever have 5 albums on the charts simultaneously, being the first Tejano artist to win a Grammy or have a record certified ""Gold", and being the first Latin artist to have an album debut at number 1. Selena displayed the humility, class and grace of a true artist, both onstage and off, and a genuine love and appreciation for her fans. She was also very community-oriented, working with shelters for victims of domestic violence, going to schools to talk to kids about staying off drugs and the importance of an education, and sometimes donating the money she made from a show to various charities. She inspired millions, and continues to do so in both a professional and a personal sense.

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!
Manny el dino

34 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross V 1 Comment
35 Ian Curtis Ian Curtis Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. ...read more.

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36 Judy Garland Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.
37 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement. V 1 Comment
38 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Simply marvellous is the expression for this beauty! YOU SEE, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE LIKE beyonce and her is that beyonces voice can easily be immitated but amy had a certain deepness but gentleness to her voice. It could speak to you. Her voice lurred you to go pass just enjoying the song to actually listening to the lyrics! Shes a legend! I wish I met her before she died. She didn't deserve to die so early

The queen of jazz. Should be higher on the list!

An amazing talent, gone too soon.

This cutie should be at #1. - Fandomstuck

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39 Mitch Lucker Mitch Lucker Mitchell 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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40 Brian Jones Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.

With all due respect to Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, nobody could replace Brian. I would have love to see what Brian could have done post-Stones

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