Entertainment Most impactful early death of a musician?

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by BostonNick, Jun 11, 2015.

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  1. John Lennon

    26.4%
  2. Tupac Shakur

    7.9%
  3. Kurt Cobain

    10.7%
  4. Jimi Hendrix

    35.0%
  5. Jim Morrison

    6.4%
  6. Buddy Holly

    5.7%
  7. Jim Croce

    0.7%
  8. Mozart

    7.1%
  1. BostonNick

    BostonNick Well-Known Member

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    I think this it a tough one depending on your age and your taste in music, (I realize its very subjective) however try to take into account their overall accomplishments in the music business and their impact on modern culture.

    I know people are going to hate this but I really want to go with Tupac Shakur but I realize its probably someone like John Lennon.

    Don't take the poll too seriously I just put a few notable names it could very easily be someone not in the poll.
     
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    Yes, you're right, there are many others that are not on your list. Interesting thread idea. :up:
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Mozart died at age 35 nearly broke.

    Talk about some BS.
     
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    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ...amy winehouse. miss you songbird.
     
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    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    You forgot Buddy Holly, he did more for rock music then any of those listed! He broke new ground in writing, arranging, recording, and producing.


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    indie faygots would say Elliott Smith.

    Yeah, but music wasn't really considered art then, it was background shit you pumped in for guests at the royal banquets.
     
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    I said Lennon, because, out of that list, he is the only one that didn't really bring it on themselves. Not to be insensitive.
     
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    Cobain waaaaaay the fuck over Tupac, but Lennon is most definitely number one.
     
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    I was just a child, but I remember the death of Elvis being like 9/11.
     
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    Rich Cronin. Lfo. Rip songstress...

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    EmperorsNewCaps Member

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    I actually genuinely got sad when I heard that. Hands-down the greatest interview that was ever heard on Stern's satellite airwaves.
     
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    I had to go with Jimi.

    The rest of the guys I couldn't give 2 shits about.

    I liked Lennon in the Beatles but, to me, his last solo album was boring.

    Also, I may have voted for one of these guys if they were on the list Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway or Marvin Gaye.
     
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    Double Fantasy only had one good side, as far as ALBUMS go. I'm not even gonna go into a Yoko rant.

    Also, Jimi died before I was born, so I was raised with him already dead.
     
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    Based on most of his solo stuff and Yoko collabs, you could argue Lennon died much too late. :coffee:

    It's Kurt. He was probably just getting started.

    At least he went out on a high note, musically.

     
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    JRoyle411 I want to live in a hamburger bun.

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    This guy.....only 29.

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    Kurt was definitely a whole thing. I remember MTV played nothing but Nirvana all day long. I was a big fan of In Utero.
     
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    Yes, Otis was a bad one, fucking plane crashes :(
     
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    I wish we could've seen where Jimi would've taken his music so that gets my vote. Would he have ended up a fat. old burnout whoring himself out on reality shows like the Surreal Life or been out there selling out venues like Beck, Clapton, The Who, and the Stones continue to do?

    But even more so than Jimi, the one I felt the most was Stevie Ray Vaughan because Jimi was before my time. I'd just gotten into his music the year before and got to see him with Jeff Beck at the Oakland Coliseum. As a beginning guitar player, that was a game changer. I put away the heavy metal records and songbooks for a long time and began to dig into what those guys were into.
    SRV was about 4 years sober and at the top of his game, getting ready to finally tour with his brother. It was sad to watch the RnR Hall of Fame induction last week with Double Trouble and his brother jamming on his songs with that John Mayer douche. The guy wouldn't be fit to tune SRV's guitar if he was alive.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    No Andy Gibb?:cwl:

    Marc Bolan
    Brian Jones
    Gram Parsons
    Jim Croce