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

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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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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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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music

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

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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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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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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
2pac Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Buddy Holly Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Aaliyah Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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

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

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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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Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Johannes Brahms Classical music

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

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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 117 32
Prince is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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

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

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

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+ - 147 127
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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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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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Eazy-E Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Gangsta rap

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

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+ - 118 153
Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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