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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.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:02 (#9 of 246)

Bob Geldof.

MontyPeculiar - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:15 (#10 of 246)

Elliott Smith

Gram Parsons

Jeff Buckley

Jim Morrison

Nick Drake

Kirsty MacColl

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:16 (#11 of 246)

Oh, hang on, sorry, prevent?

popstar7 - 06 Jan 2016 15:57:34 (#12 of 246)

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

dreams99 - 06 Jan 2016 15:58:46 (#13 of 246)

Chopin

Hendrix

Buddy Holly

Jeff Buckley

Elliott Smith

Robert Johnson

HerrWalrus - 06 Jan 2016 15:59:36 (#14 of 246)

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 246)

Oh and -

Eddie Cochran

Billy Fury

brooklyn - 06 Jan 2016 16:03:36 (#16 of 246)

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 246)

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 246)

#14 Bah! Beat me to it

BenVrackie - 06 Jan 2016 16:05:36 (#19 of 246)

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

tasselhoff - 06 Jan 2016 16:05:55 (#20 of 246)

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.

brooklyn - 06 Jan 2016 16:07:19 (#21 of 246)

I'm sure we'd count your JtT postings as artistic keyboard productions.

Shadrack22 - 06 Jan 2016 16:11:50 (#22 of 246)

Bela Bartok

Benjamin Britten

Maurice Ravel

John Lennon

Nick Drake

Tim Buckley

SGM1A1 - 06 Jan 2016 16:22:50 (#23 of 246)

Buddy Holly

Sam Cooke

Johnny Burnette

Eddie Cochran

Les Harvey (Stone The Crows)

Duster Bennett

Anthony16 - 06 Jan 2016 16:40:59 (#24 of 246)

Buddy Holly x 6.

DonkeyOT - 06 Jan 2016 16:43:21 (#25 of 246)

Tragedy - definitely, all for the sake of a fuckin' clean shirt, ffs.

Anthony16 - 06 Jan 2016 16:49:29 (#26 of 246)

Did I mention, as a kid I saw him with the Crickets) at Walthamstow Empire?

DonkeyOT - 06 Jan 2016 16:53:12 (#27 of 246)

With Deso Connor as compere?

He did compere a lot of their UK tour, apparently - reckons he and Charles got on like a house on fire, (genuinely, I believe).

Mind you, both seemed fairly affable blokes.

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