Your Favorite Dead Rock Icon

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Your Favorite Dead Rock Icon

Postby vertigo25 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:59 pm

This is for a project I'm about to start. Who are some of your favorite dead rock/punk icons?

My list so far consists of:

Kurt Cobain
Joey Ramone
Joe Strummer
Johnny Cash
Sid Vicious

This is separate from the linocut idea from last year, btw, and it's important that the people be dead... gonesville... pushin' up daisies... not living...
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby vertigo25 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:31 pm

I just thought of another:

Freddie Mercury
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby vertigo25 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:57 pm

+ Darby Crash

Aren't there any good dead women? I mean... besides Janis? Other than Kurt, I'm trying to avoid the painfully obvious ones.
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Postby vertigo25 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:06 pm

Oh!

Nico :)

Okay... I'm going to shut up now...
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Postby iblis » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:23 pm

here's a list. can't say they're my favorites, except maybe for the last, but hey, it's a list.

john lennon
black randy/john morris
pete farndon
tennessee ernie ford (who's cooler than all of you, plus ten.)
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Postby Codeine Coma » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:22 pm

Jim Morrison
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Postby FreakySeekers » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:52 am

Codeine Coma wrote:Jim Morrison


Yeah. Gotta add John Bonham, Bon Scott, and Jimi Hendrix. Also Keith Richards (technically still alive, but my theory is he died in 1976 and is just waiting for the drugs to wear off).

Yes, I know, I'm old; but these people made some indcredible music, and I hope to use it to annoy my caretakers when i'm in an old folks home. :twisted:
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Postby uncle goth » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:24 pm

the only thing i could add to the seekers is buddy holly, elvis,jim croche
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Postby junkie christ » Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:40 pm

Alot of mine and Vertigos list are the same actually.

Cash. Hands down number one.
Outside of that? No particular order.
Elvis.
Morrison.
Kobain.
Dimebag Darrell.
Darby Crash.
Jimi Hendrix.
GG Allin.
Keith Moon.
Dwayne Goettel.
John Lennon.
Ill think of more later.
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Postby gothic_spleen » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:50 am

not really rock....but i miss Ray Charles
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Postby elasticwings » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:51 am

Layne Staley -- I so wish I had gotten to see Alice In Chains live. :(
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Postby Arkady » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:56 am

Although some of these arent "rock" icons, in their time they were just as big.

Roy Buchanan
Miles Davis
James Brown
John Coltrane
Dizzy Gillespie
Momma Cass
John Bonham
Cliff Burton
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:59 pm

I'll add Ian Curtis and Michael Hutchence to the list.
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Postby Nephilim » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:20 pm

Also to add to the list:

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Not really known for rock music, he did contribute to the rock world. One such contribution is his guitar work on David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' album.
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Postby uncle goth » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:17 pm

i'm embarassed that i wasnt the first to mention stevie ray, sorry stevie
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Postby Shadow » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:14 pm

Freddie Mercury
Stevie Ray Vaughn
John Lennon
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Postby uncle goth » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:22 pm

what about mamma cass,elea fitzgreald.peggy lee, not rock but still
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Postby Mother Mo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:50 pm

uncle goth wrote:what about mamma cass,elea fitzgreald.peggy lee, not rock but still


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Postby Arkady » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:42 am

uncle goth wrote:what about mamma cass,elea fitzgreald.peggy lee, not rock but still


Arkady wrote:Although some of these arent "rock" icons, in their time they were just as big.

Roy Buchanan
Miles Davis
James Brown
John Coltrane
Dizzy Gillespie
Momma Cass
John Bonham
Cliff Burton
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Postby karmakaze » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:49 pm

Keith Richards

he will still be around after the nuclear winter. and even then, the cockroaches won't eat him.
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