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Started by DonkeyOT on Jan 6, 2016 3:32:18 PM
If You Could Go Back In Time and Prevent the Premature Deaths of Six Artiistes Whom Would You Save?

And as many as you like about whom you agonised, and those whom you believe had no more to contribute.

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CaptainBlack - 06 Jan 2016 15:33:09 (#1 of 238)

Lowell George

Nick Drake

Jimi Hendrix

John Lennon

Ian Curtis

Paul McCartney

DonkeyOT - 06 Jan 2016 15:37:38 (#2 of 238)

How long has P McCartney been dead?

Savers:-

Buddy Holly

Cass Elliot

Jimi Hendrix

Freddy Mercury

Paul Kossoff

Karen Carpenter



NMTC;-

John Lennon

George Harrison

Elvis

Ian Dury



Agonised;-

Janice Joplin

Jim Morrison

brooklyn - 06 Jan 2016 15:49:05 (#3 of 238)

Mozart (age 35)

Chopin (age 39)

Schubert (age 31)

Mendelssohn (age 38)

Gershwin (age 38)

Macpaddy - 06 Jan 2016 15:50:53 (#4 of 238)

Buddy Holly

Sam Cooke

Amy Winehouse

Bob Marley

Freddie Mercury

Otis Reading



John Lennon

Marvin Gaye

Tammi Terrell

Eva Cassidy

John Denver

DonkeyOT - 06 Jan 2016 15:52:43 (#5 of 238)

Brooklyn # 3

What about Tchaikovsky, his suicide at fifty-three was fairly premature, as well as unnecessary?

Macpaddy - 06 Jan 2016 15:55:23 (#6 of 238)

Mozart Chopin Schubert Mendelssohn Gershwin

Artistes?

popstar7 - 06 Jan 2016 15:55:30 (#7 of 238)

Amy Winehouse

Sam Cooke

Tammi Terrell

Kurt Cobain

Karen Carpenter

Ian Curtis

DonkeyOT - 06 Jan 2016 15:56:55 (#8 of 238)

Yes I loved Eva Cassidy too, still it was I who restricted it to six so I must put up with it, I suppose.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:02 (#9 of 238)

Bob Geldof.

MontyPeculiar - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:15 (#10 of 238)

Elliott Smith

Gram Parsons

Jeff Buckley

Jim Morrison

Nick Drake

Kirsty MacColl

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:16 (#11 of 238)

Oh, hang on, sorry, prevent?

popstar7 - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:34 (#12 of 238)

Oh actually, Marvin takes Karen Carpenter's place now I'm reminded.

dreams99 - 06 Jan 2016 15:58:46 (#13 of 238)

Chopin

Hendrix

Buddy Holly

Jeff Buckley

Elliott Smith

Robert Johnson

HerrWalrus - 06 Jan 2016 15:59:36 (#14 of 238)

A Hitler. By getting him that art scholarship early on, it may have prevented his premature demise in '45.

Macpaddy - 06 Jan 2016 16:00:00 (#15 of 238)

Oh and -

Eddie Cochran

Billy Fury

brooklyn - 06 Jan 2016 16:03:36 (#16 of 238)

a fair question, mac. but: this is Merriam Webster:

<<1 : a skilled adept public performer; specifically : a musical or theatrical entertainer

2 : an artistic or creative person>>

so I included creative musical people.

apart from that, all (?) of those guys were at least conductors, I think. and certainly some were performers on instruments. for example, Gershwin was a piano player, and did a heck of a job on the keyboards. the world premier of rhapsody in blue (at the then-swanky ballroom of the St. George hotel in Brooklyn Heights) is often played, and that's George himself on piano.

as to Tchaikovsky, donk, I did an arbitrary cut-off at age 49.

DonkeyOT - 06 Jan 2016 16:04:53 (#17 of 238)

It would be helpful to classify into the categories, I think - i.e. saved; NMTC; agonised. Not obligatory though.

tasselhoff - 06 Jan 2016 16:05:14 (#18 of 238)

#14 Bah! Beat me to it

BenVrackie - 06 Jan 2016 16:05:36 (#19 of 238)

Do we get to choose who has to take their place?

tasselhoff - 06 Jan 2016 16:05:55 (#20 of 238)

as to Tchaikovsky, donk, I did an arbitrary cut-off at age 49.

Bugger. I've got a few weeks to knock out some banging tunes and snuff it.

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