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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.

tasselhoff - 09 Jan 2016 16:18:49 (#81 of 246)

By it's destroying them before finally killing them you mean, tass?

I'm not talking about the damaging effects of drug-use, but the influence on creativity.

Pentecost - 09 Jan 2016 16:19:45 (#82 of 246)

Hicks should have taken some if it helps so much, then, because he clearly needed the input.

tasselhoff - 09 Jan 2016 16:21:02 (#83 of 246)

He did.

Macpaddy - 09 Jan 2016 16:24:16 (#84 of 246)

I thought that was obvious. His drug taking has made him think he's a lot funnier than he really is.

I wholly agree with his point about government weaponry

Pentecost - 09 Jan 2016 16:25:35 (#85 of 246)

He did.

Didn't work, then, did it.

tasselhoff - 09 Jan 2016 16:27:24 (#86 of 246)

He took the drugs to get an insight into them (he didn't start young) and then stopped. His big battle was with cigarettes.

Macpaddy - 09 Jan 2016 16:33:19 (#87 of 246)

I hope he won. I don't know if his search for insight was brave or stupid.

BlankChank - 09 Jan 2016 16:33:36 (#88 of 246)

'I'm not talking about the damaging effects of drug-use, but the influence on creativity.'

Hallucinogens, yep, up to a point. Dope - ok, might concede that one. Coke, not so much. Smack - not at all. Booze - only up to the point where encephalopathy kicks in.

I'll leave it to the younger generation to make the case for horse tranquilizers.

tasselhoff - 09 Jan 2016 16:34:45 (#89 of 246)

He died of cancer aged 33 or 34. Pancreatic, IIRC (don't think it had anything to do with the fags).

Macpaddy - 09 Jan 2016 16:34:57 (#90 of 246)

Damn. He died of pancreatic cancer aged 32. Poor bloke.

Macpaddy - 09 Jan 2016 16:37:16 (#91 of 246)

Beliefs are neat. Cherish them, but don't share them like they're the truth. Bill Hicks.

BuddhaPest - 09 Jan 2016 18:04:32 (#92 of 246)

He died before Facebook, obviously.

Shadrack22 - 11 Jan 2016 21:13:47 (#93 of 246)

Add Bowie to the list. I'm sorry not to have the chance to hear the music of his old age. Sure he would have surprised us.

Hundredsand - 11 Jan 2016 21:23:23 (#94 of 246)

Frank Zappa

Marvin Gaye

Amy Winehouse

Billie Holiday (44 years old?)

FalseSummit - 11 Jan 2016 21:49:54 (#95 of 246)

Darren 'Wiz' Brown, Phil Lynott, Warren Zevon, Kirsty MacColl, Martin Gilks and Cliff Burton.

Which would also make one hell of a supergroup.

CarlosFandango - 11 Jan 2016 22:26:44 (#96 of 246)

Ian Dury. Joe Strummer.

JerkinMcGherkin - 11 Jan 2016 22:27:42 (#97 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. And I'm not even a Lennon fan - I just don't like whiny twerps like Chapman.

Shadrack22 - 11 Jan 2016 22:35:25 (#98 of 246)

Hear, hear.

"I just shot John Lennon."

"Not grammatically accurate", commented Derek Taylor.

SGM1A1 - 12 Jan 2016 11:01:13 (#99 of 246)

Duane Allman

Shadrack22 - 12 Apr 2021 00:16:24 (#100 of 246)

Debussy

Ravel

Bartok

Mozart

Robert Johnson

Amy Winehouse

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