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
1,719 408
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
1,345 468
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
1,013 480
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
842 417
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
1,007 490
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
929 463
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
1,026 470
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Reggae

8
925 508
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
1,086 472
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
853 355
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
518 326
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
471 305
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
518 377
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
642 367
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
338 294
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

16
700 472
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
523 366
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
428 338
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
384 406
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
453 388
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
222 272
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
359 248
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
296 284
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
330 326
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
382 160
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
276 405
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
425 177
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
349 163
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
353 398
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
296 132
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
296 366
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
357 318
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ThomasMcginnis added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

33
114 262
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 66
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 67
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
229 186
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
146 238
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

38
197 148
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
234 181
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
242 227
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
114 248
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
169 124
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
153 169
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
206 184
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
95 225
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
83 213
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
167 151
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
162 177
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Punk rock

49
215 185
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 87
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