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Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms

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A hologram wish-list for dead musicians. At the Coachella Music Festival in April of 2012, a holographic image of the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur "performed" live on stage with headliners Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The hologram greeted Coachella fans specifically, then went into a bit of Tupac's hit "Hail Mary" before joining Snoop for "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted." Details of exactly how the effect was achieved were not released immediately after the event - for example, it's still unknown how the hologram was able to appear "in sync" with Snoop Dogg's live performance, nor is it clear whether the vocals being heard were entirely Tupac's. What is clear is that the performance had a huge emotional impact on the fans in the audience and those watching the show streaming on YouTube. It also became a pop culture reference and the Tupac hologram began popping up all over, click here to see other places Tupac has appeared.

So now that it's clear we have the technology to bring dead musicians back... who would you most want to see perform "live" from beyond the grave? Vote for the musicians or bands that you'd like to see revived in holographic form, and if I've forgotten your favorite long lost rock star, enter their name at the bottom of the page and add them to the list!

List Criteria: Must be a dead musician. No living musicians

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly More
    97
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    Bob Marley

    Reggae More
    86
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    Johnny Cash

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    Jim Morrison

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock More
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    John Lennon

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    84
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    Elvis Presley

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    83
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    77
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Opera, Ballet, Art song More
    77
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    Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music More
    76
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    Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock More
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    The Beatles

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock More
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Classical music More
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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    69
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    69
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music More
    67
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    Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal More
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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music More
    66
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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Opera, Ballet, Art song More
    65
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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz More
    61
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    Frank Sinatra

    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band More
    59
    added by: wiabux
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    Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music More
    58
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    Keith Moon

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    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Aaliyah

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    55
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    Joseph Haydn

    Opera, Art song, Chamber music More
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    Classical music More
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    Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly More
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    added by: Coolza
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    Franz Schubert

    Opera, Romantic music, Lied More
    53
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    Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana More
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    Layne Staley

    Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock More
    53
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop More
    52
    added by: ThomasMcginnis
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    Dimebag Darrell

    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
    51
    added by: Canyon Loftis
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal More
    50
    added by: Litho_stone
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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
    added by: Coolza
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    added by: johnnycardz
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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
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    added by: Coolza
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    Opera, Classical music More
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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music More
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    Frédéric Chopin

    Romantic music, Art song, Classical music More
    47
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music More
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    added by: M-seeStorm
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    Joe Strummer

    New Wave, Ska, Rock music More
    45
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    Opera, Art song, Chamber music More
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Classical music, Baroque music More
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    Outlaw country, Country rock, Progressive country More
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    Operetta More
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    Punk rock More
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