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Imagine if Lennon or Hendrix were still alive today

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by alleyallen, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    I wish Jim Morrison hadn't died so people wouldn't have to act like the Doors were good. Dying is a great career move.
  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    I'll let you make that determination.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Best thing that ever happened to The Beatles legacy was the assassination of John Lennon.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Got that right, brother.
  5. That is the absolute truth, Ruth. And I wish Lowell George had lived so Little Feat wouldn't suck so badly now.
    And TSP? Ah, no. The legacy was pretty well established.
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    I do think the Beatles would have reunited for an album/tour that would have been the be all, end all. And they would have done a video shoot with U2 on a London rooftop.

    I think the Who lost a lot off their fastball when Moon died. Don't get me wrong--Townshend is the driving force behind the Who, but Moon brought a certain zaniness or personality to the band that carried across to the music. had he lived, I think we would have seen more from them during the 80s.

    One band that probably quit at the top was Zeppelin. Although they left when I was just cutting my musical teeth in my early teens and I missed being along for any of the ride, I wonder if they would have sullied their reputation by continuing through the 80s.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Would that have been before or after he was either A) deported or B) received a free trip to Guantanamo Bay for being a terrorist sympathizer
  8. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Along these lines, Imagine if Buddy Holly and Sam Cooke were still alive (or had at least lived into the 1980s or 1990s)?
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    The Beatles would have reunited for Live Aid.

    Note the buzz from The Police reunion tour and multiply that by 1,000 and square that by 10, and I still don't think you'd hit the level of excitement that The Beatles would get if they had reunited.
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Imagine if Paul McCartney had been killed in 1980. He would have been thought of as this great craftsman instead of a hack who tosses off insipid songs at the drop of a hat.
  11. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Just think of what the Buddy Holly catalog would have been like. What's the maximum number of discs you can fit in a box set?
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