I think the idea for this week’s Ten on Tuesday came from something I saw on Facebook. I can’t remember where I saw it or who posted it – as is so often the case with things I see there – but I remember instantly thinking this would work for us. What’s the topic, you ask? 10 Musicians I Would Bring Back from the Dead.
- John Lennon. For Dale.
- Freddie Mercury. I’d like him to see that we would do better by him now. Plus, Bohemian Rhapsody.
- Frank Sinatra. For my father-in-law. He loves When I Was Seventeen. I think it’s just depressing but it makes Jack happy so I play it for him.
- John Denver. I have always felt that we got robbed when John Denver was killed in that plane crash. He had more music to make for us and I wish he’d gotten the chance.
- Johnny Cash. Do you think the first thing he’d say is, “hello, I’m Johnny Cash”?
- Michael Jackson. The King of Pop should live forever.
- Mary Travers. I always always wanted to go see Peter, Paul and Mary but I never got the chance.
- Luciano Pavarotti. Because La Donna E Mobile.
- Mozart. I think talking to him would be a trip.
- Jim Morrison. That’s if he’s really dead, of course. Plus, I think it would be cool to see him grow into an old man.
I’m grateful for the music they all gave us when they could.
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I love that you’re so considerate in wanting to bring back musicians for others. Hello to Jim Morrison if he’s reading our lists!
You have a great list! Something for everyone!
I had such a hard time limiting myself to 10 musicians! And . . . I considered every single one of the musicians on your list. XO
Frank Sinatra…how could I have left him off! Great fun this week!
I know he’s become a cliché, but Elvis would be on my list—not Las Vegas drug addicted Elvis, but young, sexy motorcycle riding Elvis. One of my dad’s buddies was stationed in Germany with Elvis when he was in the service. Red could sing a little and play a few chords on the guitar, and Elvis just wanted someone he could jam with. I would love to hear that Elvis sing gospel and blues.
Jimmi Hendrix, Janis, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia. And of course George Harrison.
Katie K says
I mourn these great musicians who died young: Jeff Buckley, Sandy Denny, Johnny Cunningham, Jim Croce. They all live on through their music. Our knitting also leaves a legacy.
Lydia S says
I’d bring back many of the same-so many gone before there time.
Great subject choice. I had to play!
Carole, this could be named Tears on Tuesday. These talents are so sorely missed. I would add Janis Joplin and Patsy Klein.
Ann in the UP says
Great list. I’d add Bobby Darin and Ella Fitzgerald and leave Frank to RIP. I’ve listened to him for 14 years straight on Siriusly Sinatra. (Uncle.)
How on earth did I miss Freddy Mercury and John Lennon, especially Freddy Mercury? They were geniuses! Great topic, Carole 🙂
Love these lists! There are so many… I find similarities with everyone and nod my head a lot, too.
We have some similar answers. It was tough to limit myself to ten!
All the John’s!! (and I adore Pavarotti…Nessun Dorma is my favorite)
What an awesome topic! Love your list. I would have to add Elvis to your list.
Reading everyone’s lists has been very interesting. I haven’t gotten to Kym’s post yet…I bet she could do 20 instead of 10! 🙂
gale (she shoots sheep shots) says
Great list, I am having a blast reading all of the TonT’s, of course all I want to do now is go blast some music and knit instead of work. What would you say to Mozart?