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If These Dead Rockers Were Still Alive...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Here is what they might look like (and be doing)...

    Jimi Hendrix "would have provided a bridge between the funk-jazz of Parliament and the growing experimental rock movement, and could now be reigning as the pioneer, father figure and supreme master of the jam-band scene.”


    Elvis, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain and others:

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  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I don't disagree so much with how the PEOPLE might look, but most of them are wearing clothes out of the mid-1970s.

    Gotta figure Hendrix would be wearing something besides a polyester jacket and a mock turtleneck.

    Here's a famous concept pic from about 1970 of how the Beatles would look when "They Were 64."


    Of course we know how Ringo and Paul look now that they're well past that age. Looks like vegetarianism helps quite a bit with those saggy jowls.

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  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Did they think George Harrison was going to become a Jacobean nobleman? He looks like Guy Fawkes.
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  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    I think that's from 1999; actually the 1970 pic isn't really very far off.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here's what Keith Richards would look like if he was still alive today:

  6. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Lennon looks like a jolly dandy version of Wilford Brimley.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    At least Lennon made it to 40. I feel like his legacy is a lot more earned than the huge group of people who died at 27.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Lennon had done more by the time he got to 27 than almost all of those who had checked out at that time.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That would have been 1967? Yeah, that's probably a colossal understatement.
  10. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Ringo looks like Jon Lovitz in that picture.
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  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    That was from about five years ago. More recently, he's given up on the hair dye:

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  12. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    A few of the descriptions of what they'd be doing now were spot-on (Bob Marley, Hendrix, Keith Moon).

    But a lot of them were way off-base. Anyone who thinks John Lennon would have "embraced hip-hop" or done anything cutting edge was listening to "Double Fantasy" through kaleidescope eyes.

    I mean, John was my guy in the Beatles, but that record was MOR muzak as bad as anything McCartney did in the 80s. Hard to believe the same artist who recorded the Plastic Ono Band LP did Double Fantasy.

    And Janis Joplin would be playing honky tonks in Houston to pay the bills between stints in rehab.
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