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Who is your favourite passed-away-too-early musician

Purple Rainbow
03-31-2005, 08:49 AM
Lots of musicians died before their time, depriving us of great music, their genius minds could have given us. Which one is your favourite?

Lots of musicians died before their time, depriving us of great music, their genius minds could have given us. Which one is your favourite?

1) W. A. Mozart (1756-1791). Arguably the worlds greatest composer ever.

2) Charlie Parker (1920-1955). Jazz saxophonist, nicknamed the Bird. Ranks with Miles Davis as most influential musician of his time.

3) Brian Jones (1942-1969). Founding member of the Rolling Stones. Became the first Rock & Roll martyr after he drowned in a pool.

4) Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970). Worlds most influential, and arguably the greatest, guitarist ever. Suffocated in his own vomit after overdosing.

5) Janis Joplin (1943-1970). Nicknamed Pearl, Jopplin was one of the greatest sixties icons. Died from an overdose two weeks after Hendrix.

6) Jim Morrison (1943-1971). Charismatic lead singer of rock legends The Doors. Died from an overdose and was found in a Paris bath tub.

7) Kurt Cobain (1967-1994). Lead singer and guitarist of highly influential grunge band Nirvana. Commited suicide in his garage.

8) Tupac Shakur (1971-1996). Most influential gangsta rapper of the nineties, voice of a generation. Shot dead in Las Vegas.

9) Aaliyah (1979-2001). Omnitalented artist and R&B icon. Died in a plane crash after shooting a video.

SuperFurryAnimal
03-31-2005, 08:57 AM
Jimi Hendrix
Jim Morrison
Janis Joplin
Kurt Cobain
Freddy Mercury
Jeff Buckley
Ian Curtis
Nick Drake
Michael Hutchence
Brian Jones
Bob Marley
Shannon Hoon
John Lennon
Elliot Smith
Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
Marvin Gaye
Otis Redding
Ben E. King
Sam Cooke

so many... :sad:

Ferrero Forever
03-31-2005, 09:00 AM
All the composers of the classical era, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley.

Purple Rainbow
03-31-2005, 09:15 AM
Hey, you were all too quick! I hadn't even finished my poll! :p

SuperFurryAnimal
03-31-2005, 09:17 AM
Hey, you were all too quick! I hadn't even finished my poll! :p

I miss several great artists in your list... Check mine! :p

Purple Rainbow
03-31-2005, 09:20 AM
I miss several great artists in your list... Check mine! :p

Make your own poll then, dammit! :p
Besides your list is missing Mozart, Parker, Tupac and Aaliyah! You musical barbarian! :(

SuperFurryAnimal
03-31-2005, 09:24 AM
Yeah, but your list misses Freddy Mercury, Bob Marley, John Lennon and Marvin Gaye among others... shame on you! :p

Purple Rainbow
03-31-2005, 09:37 AM
Yeah, but your list misses Freddy Mercury, Bob Marley, John Lennon and Marvin Gaye among others... shame on you! :p

Though they died too early, they lived to the ages of 45, 36, 40 and 44 respectively. This has given them plenty of time to leave a musical legacy to the world. My poll includes only artists who died at a very young age, with the exception of Mozart, and Bird. They are included both because they are icons of a tragic early death, and because I wanted to include musicians from different eras.

There are plenty more i can think of, The Allman brothers, Notorious B.I.G., Tommy Bolin, Cliff Burton to name a few. But alas, a poll can only include 10 options!

MisterQ
03-31-2005, 09:42 AM
these five are close to my heart, in roughly this order:

Mozart :worship:

Janis Joplin :singer:
Charlie Parker :bowdown:

Jimi Hendrix :rocker2:

Kurt Cobain :)


Another big loss was Schubert, who died at age 32, I believe. :sad:

SuperFurryAnimal
03-31-2005, 09:50 AM
Though they died too early, they lived to the ages of 45, 36, 40 and 44 respectively. This has given them plenty of time to leave a musical legacy to the world. My poll includes only artists who died at a very young age, with the exception of Mozart, and Bird. They are included both because they are icons of a tragic early death, and because I wanted to include musicians from different eras.

There are plenty more i can think of, The Allman brothers, Notorious B.I.G., Tommy Bolin, Cliff Burton to name a few. But alas, a poll can only include 10 options!

HAP! ;)

Björki
03-31-2005, 09:51 AM
Kurt Cobain

User ID 4783
03-31-2005, 09:54 AM
Marvin Gaye
Bob Marley
Tammi Terrell
Otis Redding
Dinah Washington
Sam Cooke
John Coltrane
Elvis Presley
Eva Cassidy

Composers:
Mozart, George Gershwin

Purple Rainbow
03-31-2005, 09:54 AM
HAP! ;)

How can we ever have a serious discussion if you are going to end it with HAP all the time? :shrug:

SuperFurryAnimal
03-31-2005, 09:54 AM
Though they died too early, they lived to the ages of 45, 36, 40 and 44 respectively. This has given them plenty of time to leave a musical legacy to the world. My poll includes only artists who died at a very young age, with the exception of Mozart, and Bird. They are included both because they are icons of a tragic early death, and because I wanted to include musicians from different eras.

There are plenty more i can think of, The Allman brothers, Notorious B.I.G., Tommy Bolin, Cliff Burton to name a few. But alas, a poll can only include 10 options!

In that case I'd have to say Ian Curtis of Joy Division, who died at the age of 23 ... I am 23 now as well..! :sad:
And Tami Terrell, the soul singer who died of cancer aged 25... :sad:

*SKYE*
03-31-2005, 10:00 AM
who cant miss Hendix!

MariaV
03-31-2005, 02:29 PM
Wow, me & Mr Q voted for Mozart. :worship:
Hi Matt! :wavey: Hope you got your composition ready!

PennyThePenguin
03-31-2005, 02:34 PM
hey stefan! :wavey: no selena???

anyway....mozart i guess...

MariaV
03-31-2005, 02:38 PM
Yay Penny, good choice!!!!! :hug: :yeah:

MisterQ
03-31-2005, 07:10 PM
Marvin Gaye
Bob Marley
Tammi Terrell
Otis Redding
Dinah Washington
Sam Cooke
John Coltrane
Elvis Presley
Eva Cassidy

Composers:
Mozart, George Gershwin

I thought of Gershwin, too. He was 39, but in terms of his involvement in "classical" forms, still getting started in many ways. What a shame. :sad:

jackieglover
03-31-2005, 08:00 PM
Janis
Jimi
Tupac
Lennon
Cobain

in that order

NATAS81
03-31-2005, 08:04 PM
How can you include Tupac on the poll without Biggie?

I don't really care for rap but Tupac brought it on every song. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind and spoke the truth like nobody else.

Cobain (voice that shaped grunge)
Hendrix (man, what sounds from that six-string)
Aaliyah (So sad, had a movie lined up and everything... :sad: )

I still say Courtney had something to do with Kurt's death.. :mad: :mad:

Carlita
03-31-2005, 08:24 PM
:angel: Billy MacKenzie:worship:

Jorge
03-31-2005, 08:27 PM
"The Lizard King": Jim Morrison :worship:

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 09:38 AM
How can you include Tupac on the poll without Biggie?


Only 10 poll options allowed, mate.
And IMHO Tupac's death was a bigger shock as he was the more known of the two, and his music was, and still is, a lot more influential.

SuperFurryAnimal
04-01-2005, 09:44 AM
Only 10 poll options allowed, mate.
And IMHO Tupac's death was a bigger shock as he was the more known of the two, and his music was, and still is, a lot more influential.

What about the rumours he's still alive?? It would explain how he keeps on releasing new material, even several years after his death! I think it's rather macaber! :eek:

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 09:47 AM
What about the rumours he's still alive?? It would explain how he keeps on releasing new material, even several years after his death! I think it's rather macaber! :eek:

If Tupac Shakur were still alive, he would be dead by now! ;)

SuperFurryAnimal
04-01-2005, 09:56 AM
If Tupac Shakur were still alive, he would be dead by now! ;)
:lol: Brilliant quote!

I still think you should have put Ian Curtis in your poll you know... :ras:

Douggie Style
04-01-2005, 10:02 AM
I wanna change my vote :(

I didn't notice other

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 10:08 AM
I still think you should have put Ian Curtis in your poll you know... :ras:

:ras: And I say you should make your own poll if you think the leader of an obscure late-seventies new wave band can compete with the likes of Hendrix, Morrison and Cobain!

Oops, I lost a couple of lives now, haven't I? And the chances of me staying over tonight have probably vanished as well! :p

El Legenda
04-01-2005, 10:18 AM
TUPAC IS THE GREASTEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME..and POET....nobody is bigger fan then me...i got every cd ever came out..even new one that came out this year...best selling hip-hop artist...

he made sense..unlike crap today...

i was only 10 when PAC got shot..but i cryed the whole day...
just wrong what happend to him..

RIP 2PAC

El Legenda
04-01-2005, 10:19 AM
What about the rumours he's still alive?? It would explain how he keeps on releasing new material, even several years after his death! I think it's rather macaber! :eek:

new cd came out this year...if you watched "Tupac Resurrection movie" he said he record like 10songs a day for 3months before he died..he said something bad was gonna happen to him.

SuperFurryAnimal
04-01-2005, 10:20 AM
:ras: And I say you should make your own poll if you think the leader of an obscure late-seventies new wave band can compete with the likes of Hendrix, Morrison and Cobain!

:ras:

Oops, I lost a couple of lives now, haven't I? And the chances of me staying over tonight have probably vanished as well! :p

Did you have any lives left than? ;)

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 10:22 AM
:ras:



Did you have any lives left than? ;)

I don't know, you tell me? I'm still not too sure if last night cost or gained me a few lives? :shrug:

SuperFurryAnimal
04-01-2005, 10:27 AM
I don't know, you tell me? I'm still not too sure if last night cost or gained me a few lives? :shrug:

First you lost some lives, but later on you gained some back as well... I'm not sure if you're in positive digits again already... :ras:

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 10:32 AM
First you lost some lives, but later on you gained some back as well... I'm not sure if you're in positive digits again already... :ras:

:ras:
Let's talk about music again! The deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, both motorcycle accidents yards from each other and about a year apart, were quite shocking too. They were lead guitartist and bass player for the infamous Allman Brothers Band. Luckily the band survived this bad fortune and perform up to this day.

SuperFurryAnimal
04-01-2005, 10:52 AM
What to think of the mysterious death of Jeff Buckley, who drowned in the Mississippi river in 1997, only 30 years old.

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 10:58 AM
Not exactly proven to be death, the disappearance of Maic Street Preachers frontman Richey James is one of the great mysteries of pop music.

SuperFurryAnimal
04-01-2005, 11:04 AM
Not exactly proven to be death, the disappearance of Maic Street Preachers frontman Richey James is one of the great mysteries of pop music.
Indeed... his body was never found. Maybe he's still alive? What do you think?

Peta Pan
04-01-2005, 11:05 AM
Ok, was just going to go :eek: at the fact Buddy Holly hasn't been mentioned when I realised that Patrice DID mention him.

Although not one of my favourites, he is undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of all time.

Others I will mention are Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan and Eddie Cochran

If going for the older when they died, but still died too young it's definitely John Lennon. From the list given in the poll I would choose Brian Jones coz he was the brains behind the early Stones stuff and was a musical genius. Jim Morrison would be my 2nd choice.

Purple Rainbow
04-01-2005, 11:17 AM
Indeed... his body was never found. Maybe he's still alive? What do you think?

I think if he were still alive he would be dead by now! :rolleyes:

Really, I don't have a clue, Patrice. It is a strange story indeed!

MisterQ
04-01-2005, 11:43 AM
I think if he were still alive he would be dead by now!

brilliant quote :worship:

MisterQ
04-01-2005, 11:46 AM
No votes for Bird yet! :eek: Where's Bebop (Mrs. B) when you need her?! ;)

sigmagirl91
04-01-2005, 11:50 AM
Aaliyah, whose music I really loved, and Tupac Shakur, rapper/poet.

*Elsie*
04-01-2005, 12:05 PM
Adrian Borland. Life sucks.

Kristen
04-01-2005, 02:47 PM
OMG I am so embarrassed :o
Reading this thread...(I dont keep up to date with music gossip), I didn't notice that some of these people were dead... or perhaps my care factor for their music, was not too high. For me, it's Mozart. Interesting story about him and his upbringing.

Deco
04-01-2005, 03:03 PM
Mozart

CooCooCachoo
04-01-2005, 05:36 PM
Mozart.

joeb_uk
04-01-2005, 05:38 PM
Definately BIG L!
also big pun was a big loss too :(

Lee
04-01-2005, 10:12 PM
Freddie Mercury

Denise
04-01-2005, 11:48 PM
from this list: mozart!

MissKoubek1981
04-02-2005, 07:33 AM
Aaliyah (I so love her music!) and Freddie Mercury! Oh, and Elvis Presley of course.

MisterQ
04-02-2005, 04:41 PM
still no votes for the great Charlie Parker :sad:

Carolinita
04-02-2005, 07:15 PM
Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley :sad:

Jorge
04-02-2005, 07:24 PM
still no votes for the great Charlie Parker :sad:
He was my second choice after Jimbo :yeah:

BTW curiously I met Charlie Parker not thru the music but thru literature, when I was a teenager I read a novel by Julio Cortázar called "el perseguidor" (dunno its title in english). After I finished the novel I thought it was marvelous, not only the book but also the life of Charlie Parker described by Cortázar... so as soon as I could, I got a Charlie Parker disc. His music was a great discover for me! :worship:

MisterQ
04-02-2005, 07:26 PM
thanks for your Charlie Parker vote, jazz girl :yippee: ;)

PaulieM
04-05-2005, 02:44 AM
aaliyah, tupac, bob marley and mozart

Scotso
04-05-2005, 04:37 AM
Aaliyah :sad:

hythger
04-07-2005, 12:41 PM
Kurt Cobain
:sad:

Barrie_Dude
04-07-2005, 05:07 PM
Charlie

Vass
04-07-2005, 06:07 PM
Cobain and Mozart. Not from the list FREDIE MERCURY

Choupi
04-07-2005, 08:43 PM
Out of the list Mozart and Morrison. But also Freddy Mercury, Marvin Gaye and Barry White.

User id 7816
04-07-2005, 10:30 PM
the one in my av :sad:

El Legenda
04-08-2005, 01:33 AM
TUPAC WOOT WOOT :)

Corey Feldman
04-08-2005, 02:37 AM
freddie mercury...
should be on this list! :(

Purple Rainbow
04-08-2005, 09:14 AM
freddie mercury...
should be on this list! :(

Read the thread mate, I explained very well why I chose this 9 and not the likes of Mercury, Marley, Lennon and many others. :ras:

Corey Feldman
04-08-2005, 12:45 PM
No, i cant be bothered
but im sure your excuse is good enuff!

Pancakesong
04-08-2005, 01:23 PM
Mozart