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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1,935 448
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
1,438 523
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
1,119 526
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
931 470
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
1,082 546
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
995 509
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
1,108 517
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Reggae

8
1,035 562
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
1,168 522
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
933 393
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
591 357
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
541 335
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
571 417
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
696 403
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
386 323
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

16
771 525
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
557 410
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
466 371
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
491 423
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

20
415 445
John Bonham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

21
246 305
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
386 282
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
442 183
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
wiabux added Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

24
315 319
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

25
346 362
Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz