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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1,588 379
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

2
1,284 434
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
941 442
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
796 378
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
939 459
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

6
881 429
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
975 435
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Bob Marley Reggae

8
839 478
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
1,021 441
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
789 329
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

11
473 291
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

12
493 349
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

13
426 277
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

14
601 345
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

Who Should Replace Beyoncé At Coachella?

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305 270
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

16
641 442
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

17
488 344
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

18
404 314
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

19
433 362
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

20
359 390
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

21
204 251
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

The Best Punk Movies

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335 235
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 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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276 272
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

24
316 309
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

25
268 384
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

26
342 148
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
wiabux added Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

27
396 162
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

28
328 150
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

26 Gratuitous Butt Cheeks From Coachella

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329 378
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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272 123
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

31
284 354
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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329 304
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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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103 244
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

34
228 56
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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200 60
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
StevenHess added David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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136 223
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Johannes Brahms Classical music

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184 138
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 37 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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210 170
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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226 220
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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105 232
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

41
153 112
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 41 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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192 175
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

People Who Will Make You Glad You're Not at Coachella

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143 158
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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192 174
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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86 211
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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77 196
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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156 165
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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149 143
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 80
Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JerryTerry added Hank Williams Outlaw country, Western music, Folk music - country king

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187 176
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul