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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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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
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
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
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
5
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana
6
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
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock
8
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
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Reggae
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Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
JjGallaher added Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock
12
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Ballet, Art song
13
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Opera, Classical music
14
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
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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
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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music
18
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Classical music
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
wiabux added Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
20
Prince is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
21
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
johnnycardz added Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
22
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music
23
Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Coolza added Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly
24
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
25
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms
Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music