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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1,696 405
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
1,331 465
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
998 476
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
836 412
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
995 483
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
917 460
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
1,016 466
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Reggae

8
911 505
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
1,072 470
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
843 350
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
512 321
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
466 300
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
517 371
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
631 365
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
335 287
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

16
689 468
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
517 361
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
424 333
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
380 402
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
449 383
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
219 268
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
356 245
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
293 283
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
326 325
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
371 159
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
275 401
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
418 176
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
346 162
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
349 395
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
293 129
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
295 364
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
353 314
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ThomasMcginnis added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

33
112 258
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
260 64
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
227 65
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
222 183
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
145 235
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music

38
192 147
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
228 180
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
237 226
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
111 245
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
151 166
Waylon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Outlaw country, Country rock, Progressive country

43
164 123
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

44
203 181
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
95 221
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
82 209
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
163 149
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
161 174
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Punk rock

49
210 182
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
149 84
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