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List Rules Must be a dead musician. No living musicians

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.

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!
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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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1,387 339
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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804 391
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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687 333
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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775 379
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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868 384
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Bob Marley Reggae

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817 406
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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705 416
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JulienCloud added Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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897 389
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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402 234
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera, Ballet, Art song

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367 224
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music

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678 293
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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444 296
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JjGallaher added Stevie Ray Vaughan Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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517 297
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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263 213
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Johann Sebastian Bach Classical music

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540 385
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
dicks added 2pac Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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440 293
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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350 269
Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Otis Redding Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

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388 312
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
James Brown Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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324 335
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
John Bonham Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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171 202
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Opera, Ballet, Art song

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296 186
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
johnnycardz added Bon Scott Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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244 224
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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273 265
Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Sam Cooke Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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248 330
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Layne Staley Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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328 126
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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273 116
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Ray Charles Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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290 326
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Angie Marie added Aaliyah Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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223 91
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Buddy Holly Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

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281 121
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
wiabux added Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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252 304
Dimebag Darrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Canyon Loftis added Dimebag Darrell Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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ThomasMcginnis added The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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84 196
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Joseph Haydn Opera, Art song, Chamber music

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131 33
Prince is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
carlybobarly added Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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202 174
Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Litho_stone added Frank Zappa Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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111 179
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Johannes Brahms Classical music

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143 104
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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169 137
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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126 36
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
StevenHess added David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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89 186
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Franz Schubert Opera, Romantic music, Lied

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121 77
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Nat King Cole Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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116 123
Waylon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Waylon Jennings Outlaw country, Country rock, Progressive country

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158 132
Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
djwickre added Jerry Garcia Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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72 168
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
vinylvictims added Joe Strummer New Wave, Ska, Rock music

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153 129
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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131 128
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Joey Ramone Punk rock

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108 106
Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
jackslee2 added Eazy-E Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Gangsta rap

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149 135
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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123 156
Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Demon_Boy added Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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126 111
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll