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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.

Delighted_User - 12 Apr 2021 07:38:21 (#101 of 246)

I'd like to have gone back in time to kick Mark Chapman in the goolies very hard, take his copy of Catcher in the Rye away and tell him to grow the fuck up.

I'd have gone back to the early '60s and told him to get a move on.

elderberry - 12 Apr 2021 07:49:39 (#102 of 246)

Creators/performers, not limited to music, who should have lasted longer into the 20th century

Amy Winehouse

Kirsty McColl

Eric Ravilious

Dorothy Stratten

Marilyn Monroe

George Orwell

HorstVogel - 12 Apr 2021 07:51:43 (#103 of 246)

Marilyn Monroe



for talent or empathy?

elderberry - 12 Apr 2021 07:59:21 (#104 of 246)

Monroe had talent, and it would have interesting to see what happened next. Stratten had potential to act the same sort of roles but better, being more intelligent. And having Kirsty McColl around might cut some ground out from under Shane McGowan.

HorstVogel - 12 Apr 2021 08:00:28 (#105 of 246)

cheers - just wondering

Gotout - 12 Apr 2021 08:07:58 (#106 of 246)

Glenn Miller.

SinnerBoy - 12 Apr 2021 08:16:05 (#107 of 246)

Bob Marley, definitely.

FleurDuMal - 12 Apr 2021 09:09:22 (#108 of 246)

Freddie Mercury

uranrising - 12 Apr 2021 13:05:54 (#109 of 246)

Bellini

Bizet

Pergolesi

Mahler

Purcell

Weber

Not to mention Lily Boulanger and Bix Beidebecke

Peacock - 14 Apr 2021 22:00:19 (#110 of 246)

Mozart

Nick Drake

Chopin

Jimi Hendrix

Lowell George

Amy Winehouse

Charlie Parker

Franz Schubert

Jade Goody

ChankNolen - 15 Apr 2021 10:32:59 (#111 of 246)

I'm perplexed how many people have included Amy Winehouse in their lists. If she had lived, she would have faded into obscurity by now - probably be just about at the point of doing an attempted comeback via a covers album of cuts by other fuck-ups.

FleurDuMal - 15 Apr 2021 11:17:22 (#112 of 246)

I’m just boggling at Jade Goody. She was by no means an artiste - just a not-very-pleasant reality TV star who was unfortunate enough to develop an incurable illness.

Peacock - 15 Apr 2021 11:55:34 (#113 of 246)

she isn't an artist fleur!

FleurDuMal - 15 Apr 2021 12:31:31 (#114 of 246)

So why include her?

Arjuna - 15 Apr 2021 12:33:28 (#115 of 246)

it may have been in jest

uranrising - 15 Apr 2021 12:55:26 (#116 of 246)

... which is so difficult to spot in cold print.

popstar7 - 15 Apr 2021 14:07:26 (#117 of 246)

Fewer mentioned thus far -

Billie Holiday

Stuart Sutcliffe*

Gram Parsons

Sandy Denny

Minnie Riperton

Bon Scott

Ian Curtis

Karen Carpenter

Marvin Gaye

Phil Lynott

Richey Edwards

Tupac Shakur

Elliott Smith

*didn't have a future in The Beatles but had a promising future as an artist

ReverendBlueJeans - 15 Apr 2021 16:29:21 (#118 of 246)

Robert Louis Stevenson

Ian Charleson

Buddy Holly

JG Farrell

Paul Kossoff

Kafka

Didn't really agonise over anyone. Lennon worth saving as a person and for his family but going by Double Fantasy he had little musically left of value to contribute.

AlanII - 15 Apr 2021 16:38:42 (#119 of 246)

The follow up single, Walking on Thin Ice hinted at a return to form. Double Fantasy was, I agree, awful.

tasselhoff - 15 Apr 2021 18:04:11 (#120 of 246)

I bought it. Thought to myself that's the last album I buy of his.

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