coachella Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms  

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

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1,214 419
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

3
874 419
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

4
745 355
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

5
881 435
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 5 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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829 409
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

7
921 415
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Bob Marley Reggae

8
768 449
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

9
959 419
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

10
734 317
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 10 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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436 268
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera, Ballet, Art song

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467 327
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 12 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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394 255
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music

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562 325
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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283 245
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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591 413
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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464 320
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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378 294
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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409 339
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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344 365
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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190 229
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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263 250
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Keith Moon Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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310 215
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 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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295 289
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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314 133
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 25 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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256 360
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 26 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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366 146
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 27 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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302 134
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 28 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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309 351
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 29 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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246 107
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 30 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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263 331
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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306 281
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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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95 222
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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176 45
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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126 202
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Johannes Brahms Classical music

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166 122
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 36 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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160 50
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 37 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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191 151
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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215 199
Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 39 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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96 209
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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171 150
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 41 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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137 94
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 42 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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132 141
Waylon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 43 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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177 152
Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 44 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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77 191
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 45 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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68 175
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Sergei Rachmaninoff Opera, Art song, Chamber music

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145 147
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Joey Ramone Punk rock

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121 125
Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 48 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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135 168
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Frédéric Chopin Romantic music, Art song, Classical music

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141 128
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