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Jim Morrison And Other Dead Rock Stars Live On Stage

Dead rock stars, dead rock stars, too many too fast…

And I've seen em all on stage. All??? Not quite. Here are some dead rock stars I will never see live.

1. Jim Morrison -woulda loved to see him, especially in his early sober days.

2. Louis Armstrong – Mid 40s, thank you very much.

3. John Lennon – My gut tells me Lennon hadn't come close to peaking as a live performer. Mid-90s woulda done it.

4. Sam Cooke – At the Copacabana not Harlem Square

5. Woody Guthrie – Mid-fifties Guthrie

6. Elvis Presley – pre Army and at the 68 come back special.

7. The Beatles – In Hamburg

8. George Harrison – In Japan.

9. Buddy Holly – No not on one of his rock and roll travelling side show -a straight up no chaser 90 minutes. Plus orchestra if and when necessary and plus the crickets when not.

10. The Wailers – With Marley, Tosh and Bunny.

11. Lynrd Skynrd – Right before the crash.

12. Jackie Wilson – An influence on EVERYONE that came after him, and a great great dancer.

13. Gregory Isaac – This one hurt because I coulda and kept on putting it off.

14. Ella Fitzgerald – When she was playing around town, I couldn't afford a tix.

15. George Gershwin – Playing "Rhapsody In Blue" at Carnegie Hall.

I could go on, I mean jazz alone: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Mingus…

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