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52. Ronnie Van Zant
29. He had often said he would never live to see his 30th birthday, and that was even after he moderated his hard drinking and started to settle down. He just knew.
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  -Who is the most talented musician to have died young? Cant trust em  Dec-15-09 01:57 PM   #0 
  - Kurt Cobain should be with those six, but not alongside Mozart  joeybee12   Dec-15-09 01:58 PM   #1 
  - Let's put Gershwin next to Mozart then. nt  Captain Hilts   Dec-15-09 06:06 PM   #50 
  - Add Hank Williams and Marvin Gaye (if 44 is young enough to be young).  jobycom   Dec-15-09 02:03 PM   #2 
  - Hank was just 29... that boggles my mind.  gmoney   Dec-15-09 02:49 PM   #13 
     - Exactly, he was too good for this world...  JCMach1   Dec-17-09 01:52 AM   #138 
  - Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jim Croce, too.  jobycom   Dec-15-09 02:03 PM   #3 
  - SRV gets my vote  MrCoffee   Dec-15-09 02:05 PM   #4 
  - SRV conquered his demons, then died  Amerigo Vespucci   Dec-15-09 11:14 PM   #82 
     - I live near where his helicopter went down....  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-16-09 12:14 PM   #104 
     - I went to music camp in East Troy in the summer of '67  abq e streeter   Dec-16-09 07:40 PM   #130 
        - Can you believe that this year will be twenty years since he died?  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-17-09 07:37 AM   #142 
           - Getting old? Done already got there myself  abq e streeter   Dec-17-09 09:45 PM   #148 
     - The only time I ever saw him was on his first "sober tour"  abq e streeter   Dec-16-09 07:24 PM   #127 
  - Those were two of the first that came to my mind, also.  Arkansas Granny   Dec-15-09 02:29 PM   #11 
  - Of all of them, yep, gotta be Stevie Ray that  hippywife   Dec-15-09 05:44 PM   #38 
  - +1 for SRV. And yes, put him next to Mozart.  av8rdave   Dec-16-09 03:16 PM   #119 
  - Nick Drake  MrScorpio   Dec-15-09 02:08 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, he's got to be on the short list, at least. nt  jobycom   Dec-15-09 05:26 PM   #35 
  - Nick Drake....  aquaman   Dec-16-09 04:46 PM   #121 
  - for R&R I would go with Buddy Holly  rurallib   Dec-15-09 02:11 PM   #6 
  - +1  pokerfan   Dec-16-09 12:37 AM   #87 
  - Ditto. nt  BlueIris   Dec-16-09 12:48 PM   #109 
  - I was surprised not to see Buddy Holly on the OP. He sure belongs there n/t  lunamagica   Dec-16-09 01:58 PM   #115 
  - Layne Staley n/t  OhioChick   Dec-15-09 02:12 PM   #7 
  - Ian Curtis  SoxFan   Dec-15-09 02:17 PM   #8 
  - +1  Orrex   Dec-15-09 09:42 PM   #75 
     - +2  Rhythm   Dec-15-09 10:01 PM   #77 
        - +3  name not needed   Dec-16-09 12:44 AM   #90 
  - FALCO!  Taverner   Dec-15-09 02:22 PM   #9 
  - How about Ritchie Valens, he was only 17.  RebelOne   Dec-15-09 02:27 PM   #10 
  - We lost a lot of talent in that plane crash  Brother Buzz   Dec-15-09 04:04 PM   #28 
     - But if he hadn't died, where would Gary Busey be today?  Orrex   Dec-15-09 10:35 PM   #80 
        - Betty Ford Clinic  Brother Buzz   Dec-16-09 12:41 AM   #88 
        - Hee, hee...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-16-09 12:18 PM   #105 
           - The bit I worked up on advocating against motorcycle helmets and the California helmet law...  Brother Buzz   Dec-16-09 12:39 PM   #108 
        - Riding shotgun with Randy Quaid?  Bucky   Dec-16-09 01:40 PM   #113 
  - I'd say Jaco Pastorius deserves a mention.  Alexander   Dec-15-09 02:47 PM   #12 
  - Mozart.  Fire Walk With Me   Dec-15-09 02:52 PM   #14 
  - Yes, Mozart.  Fridays Child   Dec-15-09 03:53 PM   #24 
  - Lots of short-lived classical composers:  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-15-09 04:03 PM   #27 
     - Probably tough to compare people who lived in the 18th century  Cant trust em   Dec-15-09 04:25 PM   #34 
  - Mozart: How much genius the world missed out on.  PassingFair   Dec-16-09 12:18 PM   #106 
  - Robert Johnson has to be on such a list  BOSSHOG   Dec-15-09 03:00 PM   #15 
  - Definitely Mozart. n/t  Mad_Dem_X   Dec-15-09 03:01 PM   #16 
  - Lennon.  elehhhhna   Dec-15-09 03:04 PM   #17 
  - Charlie Parker?  Spider Jerusalem   Dec-15-09 03:06 PM   #18 
  - Gets my vote.  Robeson   Dec-15-09 09:05 PM   #74 
  - Any number of hip-hop artists  KamaAina   Dec-15-09 03:07 PM   #19 
  - Yeah, Tupac was a great loss.  jobycom   Dec-15-09 05:52 PM   #41 
  - Pimp C from UGK  Blue_Tires   Dec-16-09 08:05 AM   #102 
  - Don't forget Eazy-E  alp227   Dec-16-09 02:21 PM   #117 
  - Selena.  BeachBaby   Dec-15-09 03:14 PM   #20 
  - Keith Richards.  jgraz   Dec-15-09 03:15 PM   #21 
  - Of those. Sam Cooke  LostInAnomie   Dec-15-09 03:18 PM   #22 
  - I have a few, too:  old mark   Dec-15-09 03:26 PM   #23 
  - Duane Allman  graywarrior   Dec-15-09 03:54 PM   #25 
  - I agree.  mwdem   Dec-15-09 05:40 PM   #37 
  - Every time they played Boston, I was there.  graywarrior   Dec-15-09 06:41 PM   #55 
     - I will always miss him.  mwdem   Dec-15-09 07:01 PM   #57 
        - When Berry Oakley died on the same damn corner as Duane, that was too much!  graywarrior   Dec-15-09 07:02 PM   # 
           - I was at the concert following Berry's death, too.  mwdem   Dec-15-09 07:04 PM   #59 
              - Still weird to this day!  graywarrior   Dec-15-09 07:08 PM   #61 
  - +1  EastTennesseeDem   Dec-15-09 11:20 PM   #84 
  - He was the first person I thought of.  driver8   Dec-16-09 03:08 PM   #118 
  - Its Jim Morrison for fucks sake.  rcrush   Dec-15-09 04:02 PM   #26 
  - Brian Jones for fucks sake  CBGLuthier   Dec-15-09 04:05 PM   #29 
  - Freddie Mercury n/t  Duer 157099   Dec-15-09 04:17 PM   #30 
  - +1  Frank Cannon   Dec-16-09 04:50 PM   #122 
  - the original Paul McCartney eom  yawnmaster   Dec-15-09 04:20 PM   #31 
  - Okay, I liked this one. nt  Captain Hilts   Dec-15-09 06:06 PM   #49 
  - I wonder whether his five kids know that their last name  Maccagirl   Dec-15-09 07:44 PM   #65 
  - Oh, man. Yer goin' to hell for this post.  BlueIris   Dec-16-09 12:50 PM   #110 
     - great stuff, huh?! great conspiricy or great marketing eom  yawnmaster   Dec-16-09 01:32 PM   #111 
  - Frank Sinatra  Sky Masterson   Dec-15-09 04:21 PM   #32 
  - and also  velvet   Dec-15-09 04:23 PM   #33 
  - Franz Schubert, obviously.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-15-09 05:39 PM   #36 
  - Benjamin Orr...I'm shocked nobody has mentioned him here  TK421   Dec-15-09 05:49 PM   #39 
  - Most people don't know he died  Capn Sunshine   Dec-15-09 05:54 PM   #42 
  - My sisters listened to the Cars incessantly...they were part of my upbringing, so to speak  TK421   Dec-15-09 05:57 PM   #43 
  - most people don't consider 53 to be "young"  pitohui   Dec-17-09 03:25 PM   #147 
  - +1.  tXr   Dec-16-09 12:37 AM   #86 
  - Benjamin Orr  candyobnoxious   Dec-19-09 01:49 PM   #149 
  - I would like to add another to this list...Keith Moon  TK421   Dec-15-09 05:51 PM   #40 
  - John Bonham too.  Cant trust em   Dec-15-09 06:01 PM   #44 
     - Oh yes...good addition, thanks!!!  TK421   Dec-15-09 06:03 PM   #46 
  - Karen Carpenter n/t  InkAddict   Dec-15-09 06:02 PM   #45 
  - Lovely voice...and a very talented drummer. n/t  Pendrench   Dec-17-09 12:33 PM   #144 
  - hide from X~ JAPAN  AsahinaKimi   Dec-15-09 06:05 PM   #47 
  - he's cute!!! eom  Roon   Dec-15-09 07:07 PM   #60 
     - Oooops!  Roon   Dec-15-09 07:10 PM   #62 
        - Hide had a lot of fans in Japan  AsahinaKimi   Dec-15-09 08:11 PM   #68 
  - Don't forget Gershwin. nt  Captain Hilts   Dec-15-09 06:05 PM   #48 
  - Yes, very much so. I forgot about him.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-16-09 01:53 AM   #93 
  - just strictly on the basis of musical talent in rock and/or roll, Hendrix from that list...easily  abq e streeter   Dec-15-09 06:25 PM   #51 
  - Jimi was always trying to recreate with his guitar what the dolper affect would do  Captain Hilts   Dec-15-09 06:35 PM   #53 
     - Never thought of it that way, but it certainly makes sense  abq e streeter   Dec-15-09 06:39 PM   #54 
  - Ronnie Van Zant  Zomby Woof   Dec-15-09 06:35 PM   #52 
  - Need to mention Leroy Carr  greendog   Dec-15-09 06:57 PM   #56 
  - I get the sense he could have done so much more....what a loss  TK421   Dec-15-09 07:02 PM   #58 
  - French composer Jehan Alain  B3Nut   Dec-15-09 07:21 PM   #63 
  - I never heard of him before this...and I just listened to it on youtube...for anyone else  TK421   Dec-15-09 07:25 PM   #64 
  - Tommy Bolin  Inspired   Dec-15-09 07:48 PM   #66 
  - Thank you  kayakjohnny   Dec-15-09 07:55 PM   #67 
  - i can't believe it took 66 posts to get tommy's name on the list.  dysfunctional press   Dec-17-09 02:24 AM   #139 
     - It would have been sooner if I wasn't so busy listening to this....  Inspired   Dec-17-09 05:00 AM   #140 
  - Kevin Gilbert  bbernardini   Dec-15-09 08:16 PM   #69 
  - Yes, he was great. So was Jeff Buckley  Beaverhausen   Dec-15-09 11:16 PM   #83 
  - Stephen Foster, age 36. nt  jkirch   Dec-15-09 08:43 PM   #70 
  - patsy cline?  mopinko   Dec-15-09 08:49 PM   #71 
  - I didn't even know that she died young  Cant trust em   Dec-15-09 10:05 PM   #78 
  - Jimmie Rodgers  Zomby Woof   Dec-15-09 08:49 PM   #72 
  - Tammi Terrel  MadMaddie   Dec-15-09 09:01 PM   #73 
  - Dimebag Darrell - August 20, 1966 December 8, 2004  bluesbassman   Dec-15-09 09:58 PM   #76 
  - Ricky Wilson  KamaAina   Dec-15-09 10:25 PM   #79 
  - Phil Ochs  The empressof all   Dec-15-09 10:40 PM   #81 
  - Elliott Smith...  Chan790   Dec-16-09 12:26 AM   #85 
  - Oh yeah, Elliott Smith. I loved his music.  Quantess   Dec-16-09 05:19 AM   #98 
  - Bob Marley?  pokerfan   Dec-16-09 12:43 AM   #89 
  - Gram Parsons  libodem   Dec-16-09 12:55 AM   #91 
  - Juan Crisstomo Arriaga  ironflange   Dec-16-09 01:18 AM   #92 
  - Peter Laughner  enigmatic   Dec-16-09 01:57 AM   #94 
  - Performer -- Jacqueline du Pre.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-16-09 02:14 AM   #95 
  - I would add...  MilesColtrane   Dec-16-09 05:01 AM   #96 
  - Kurt Cobain  Quantess   Dec-16-09 05:08 AM   #97 
  - +1  NC_Nurse   Dec-16-09 07:59 PM   #132 
  - Buddy Holly- he'd be in his early 70s now, and its painful to think of the great material  LeftinOH   Dec-16-09 07:20 AM   #99 
  - Well, If Frank Zappa was the most talented musician to have lived...  Bennyboy   Dec-16-09 07:33 AM   #100 
  - although they didn't die 'young',  Blue_Tires   Dec-16-09 08:03 AM   #101 
  - Don Drummond  Symarip   Dec-16-09 08:17 AM   #103 
  - Eva Cassidy, truely a terrible loss .... an amazing voice  kwassa   Dec-16-09 12:32 PM   #107 
  - Oh, yes. The voice of an angel.  Inspired   Dec-16-09 07:44 PM   #131 
  - Pat Boone. It was only a spiritual death, of course, but still think of all the music we've lost...  Bucky   Dec-16-09 01:39 PM   #112 
  - Musicians who died too late to die too soon: most of the Ramones.  Bucky   Dec-16-09 01:42 PM   #114 
  - Biggy and Tupac  MrScorpio   Dec-16-09 02:16 PM   #116 
  - Would you also count...  alp227   Dec-16-09 04:23 PM   #120 
  - Jeff Buckley  ceile   Dec-16-09 05:16 PM   #123 
  - Randy Rhoads  jmowreader   Dec-16-09 05:38 PM   #124 
  - Ian Curtis...  FarLeftRage   Dec-16-09 05:51 PM   #125 
  - Mozart...  hayu_lol   Dec-16-09 07:19 PM   #126 
  - Mozart.  goldcanyonaz   Dec-16-09 07:26 PM   #128 
  - Bon Scott  flying rabbit   Dec-16-09 07:36 PM   #129 
  - Robert Leroy Johnson & Hiram King Williams  mix   Dec-16-09 08:03 PM   #133 
  - Darby and Jeffrey Lee Pierce...were both young and talented when..  Tikki   Dec-16-09 08:31 PM   #134 
  - Johnny Ace and Jesse Belvin....both young and very talented...  Tikki   Dec-16-09 08:58 PM   #135 
  - Stevie Ray Vaughn  KT2000   Dec-16-09 11:39 PM   #136 
  - John Lennon and Kurt Cobain.  bamacrat   Dec-17-09 01:34 AM   #137 
  - As usual, I showed up late.  Altoid_Cyclist   Dec-17-09 05:11 AM   #141 
  - I'll name two that haven't been mentioned yet  JonLP24   Dec-17-09 07:50 AM   #143 
  - How about Harry Chapin or Bobby Darrin?  Gidney N Cloyd   Dec-17-09 02:45 PM   #145 
  - well what's young? young people are under 30, i should think  pitohui   Dec-17-09 03:22 PM   #146 
  - schubert  vwvortex5250   Dec-19-09 02:01 PM   #150 
 

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