Coachella Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms  

Ron Mexico
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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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1
1,724 414
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

2
1,349 473
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

3
1,016 485
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

4
844 423
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

5
1,010 494
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

6
931 467
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

7
1,028 475
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Reggae

8
930 512
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JulienCloud added Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

9
1,088 476
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

10
857 358
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

11
521 328
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Ballet, Art song

12
474 306
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Classical music

13
518 381
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JjGallaher added Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

14
643 371
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

15
342 295
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

16
701 477
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
dicks added Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

17
524 370
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

18
428 343
Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

19
384 410
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

20
455 390
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

21
224 274
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Ballet, Art song

22
359 252
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
johnnycardz added Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

23
296 288
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

24
330 330
Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

25
383 162
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
wiabux added Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

26
276 408
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

27
425 180
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

28
349 166
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

29
353 401
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Angie Marie added Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

30
297 134
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

31
297 368
Dimebag Darrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Canyon Loftis added Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

32
357 321
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ThomasMcginnis added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

33
116 263
Joseph Haydn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Art song, Chamber music

34
268 68
Prince is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

35
234 69
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
StevenHess added Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

36
230 187
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

37
147 239
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

38
197 150
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

39
234 183
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

40
243 229
Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Litho_stone added Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

41
115 249
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Romantic music, Lied

42
169 126
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

43
153 171
Waylon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Outlaw country, Country rock, Progressive country

44
206 186
Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
djwickre added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

45
95 227
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
vinylvictims added New Wave, Ska, Rock music

46
84 214
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Art song, Chamber music

47
167 153
Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
jackslee2 added Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Gangsta rap

48
163 179
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Punk rock

49
216 186
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

50
151 89
Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JerryTerry added Outlaw country, Western music, Folk music - country king