1. Bon Scott
2. Biggie Smalls
3. (Tie between Elvis and Jimi Hendrix)
Rory Gallagher (Brilliant Irish Blues guitarist who died too young)
John Hartford - played banjo on TV in the 1970s, piloted his own paddlewheel steamboat
None, I do not care about people because they are popular. If I had one person to choose to talk to it would be George Strait.
Mozart, Beethoven, Justin Bieber. (Justin Bieber because I'm hoping someone kills him soon)
Johnny Cash for sure - influential in blues/country movement and the original badass
Freddy Mercury - Sexual preference aside, he had one of the best voices of the 70's era and led a flamboyant life...He'd be interesting for sure.
Sid Barrett - Just for laughs
1. W.A. Mozart - the first rock star
2. Layne Staley - a troubled soul
3. John Lennon & George Harrision - it's the Beatles
Honorable mentions - everyone that has been mentioned (except for Bieber plus: John Bonham, Keith Moon, Kurt Cobain, and Michael Hedges
Quoted from jayhawkai:
Deaconblooze said:Warren Zevon
Did you catch the Letterman segment? He might be here today with annual check-ups.
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Yes, that's a great clip. Gotta love his transparency, no beating around the bush for Warren. There are some other classic clips with him and Letterman that are worth checking out. I guess they were pretty good friends.
Some nice picks here...
First record I ever bought was Jerry Reed, "Sugarfoot Rag", great choice.
Read somewhere that Freddie M. preferred women, actually, he was a switch hitter..
I'm not sure why i'd want to have a conversation with a dead musician... The only things I want to say to musicians are only relevant to the ones I like who are still producing music, and what i'd want to say is mostly hostile and they probably don't want to hear it, and none of it is terribly profound.
What is the allure of it? What sort of things would you want to talk about?
If I could talk to some more I guess Teddy Pendergrass and Gil-Scott Heron would have to be in there.
Personally, as much as I'd like to have a conversation with them, I'd like to see them all perform together and release it instead.
A lot of these mentioned already would be on my list.
I've been currently listening to '70s stuff lately. One of these bands "The Carpenters", was a band I have to admit, never really gave a good listening to...
Holy cow! The female lead has a incredible voice. Probably, one of the best (if not the best), I have ever heard!
So my choice would be Karen Carpenter.
as a musician myself I would love to have a chat with the people I listed. Questions like: How did you come up with the idea for this? What piece of gear did you use on this song? Who were your influences?
actually it would just be great to sit in a room with those three or four and listen the conversation that they would have.
Jeff Buckley- (one of the most talented singers in American history, drowned in the Mississippi singing "Whole Lotta Love")
Bob Marley (excuse me while I light my spliff)
Rory Gallagher (my all time favorite guitarist, every bit as good as Page)
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