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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 05:57 PM
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20 great artists that never made it to 30
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 06:44 PM
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1. Nice to see Ian Curtis on there.
Would have liked to see Darby Crash on there though.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 07:12 PM
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2. They forgot Peter Laughner
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:50 PM
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20. Rocket From The Tombs!
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Ahpook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 07:33 PM
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3. Nick Drake not mentioned as usual?
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 08:14 PM
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6. Yeah, big omission.
How old was Jeff Buckley? He may have been 30 or 31.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 07:47 PM
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4. Tommy Bolin
He was out of control at age 25 and passed away in December of that year. He was a great artist, even though people don't quite realize it. Think "Teaser" before Poison or whoever did it.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 07:58 PM
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5. No Randy Rhoads? Typical....
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:52 PM
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22. I agree
Randy was awesome.....did you ever see him perform live? I did and he was quite riveting.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:05 AM
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28. Sadly, no.. He died pretty much right at the same time I discovered him.
And actually, it took me about 5 years of maturing as a guitarist to truly appreciate his talents.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:11 AM
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29. run out as soon as you can and get the latest issue of GUITAR WORLD
Edited on Mon Mar-24-08 12:15 AM by Skittles
he's featured on the cover and there is an awesome article on him - yes INDEED

http://www.guitarworld.com/article/soloing_strategies_r...
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:18 AM
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30. Sweet! I used to read that all the time... definitely will be picking it up.. thanks!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:19 AM
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31. I saw it at Wal-Mart
yeah, I do the shopping for an elderly housebound neighbor there because that's what she wants :)
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:21 AM
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32. You'll get no walmart argument from me
I always say, hard to vote with your dollars when you don't have many.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:23 AM
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33. yeah
she is on a fixed income and that's where her prescriptions are - anyways, I always manage to slip a "treat" in the bag - I know she loves to knit so I put a knitting magazine in there - and stood for an hour reading about Randy. The part about his death was awful....Sharon Osborne screamed, "HOW COULD YOU LET THAT BABY GET ON THAT PLANE?" *sniff*
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:27 AM
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34. Yeah.. from what I've heard, it was a pretty horrific scene..
I still wonder what the hell he was doing on the plane.. his fear of flying was supposedly legendary. Just a head-shaker all the way around.. someone who was afraid to fly, and who supposedly shuned the drug/partying aspects of the lifestyle dies when a plane piloted by a coked-up nutcase crashes while buzzing Ozzy's bus? Fucking weird.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:30 AM
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35. just something they did on a lark
one of the guys on the entourage admitted after the crash he dumped the pilot's (also the bus driver) huge stash of cocaine
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:06 AM
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38. Such a damned waste...
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 08:27 PM
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7. Four R&B Greats....Jesse Belvin (28), Johnny Ace (25) and Otis Redding (26), Tammi Terrell (25)...
:( :( :( :(



Tikki
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 08:46 PM
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9. Didn't realize Jesse Belvin and Johnny Ace were so young...
Haven't seen mentioned: Eddie Cochrane, Hank Williams, Duane Allman, Robert Johnson ( age is disputed , but generally agreed now to be 27).
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 08:37 PM
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8. Pigpen? (Ron McKernan)
Grateful Dead original and singer and keyboardist. When he died it was HIS band. The Live Dead "Turn On Your Lovelight" to this day, is incredible. AND LEAVE IT ON!
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 09:00 PM
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10. Stimulating list.
No John Keats, though, but I'm sure there are a lot of quibbles.
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 09:06 PM
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11. Duane Allman-24
Gram Parsons-27

Robert Johnson-27

Charlie Christian-26

Clarence White-29

Bix Beiderbecke-28

Paul Kossoff-26





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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 09:34 PM
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12. Bix was from my town
In fact there is an annual Jazz festival named for him every July. But he was a drug addict so why is there an annual fest named after him? It is a question I have asked numerous times and the answer seems to be money.
See, we also have a world class Blues Fest here and it gets nowhere near the pub the Bix fest gets even though we outdraw and outclass the Bix fest each and every year. But the Bix Fest has some surrounding events which make it go and the Blues Fest is all about the music. And only about the music. No street closings for the Blues Fest. In fact, if you are a fan, July 3, 4, and 5 are the dates of the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest this year. C'mon out!
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:21 PM
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17. Quad Cities, huh? Cool--I lived in Galesburg while attending Knox College
MANY years ago... BTW, a dear friend of mine, the late Sam Franklin , used to play at the Davenport festival. Wondering if you ever saw him (He played tenor sax--had been with Albert Collins for many years, but did some shows under his own name too).
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steelemagnolia Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 09:49 PM
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13. Edie Sedgwick is missing from this list eom
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 09:56 PM
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14. Sid Vicious? Unbelievable!
Totally ridiculous.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:23 PM
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18. I'd pick Darby Crash before Sid Vicious
Where is Robert Johnson? Hank Williams?

And of course the original D Boon of the Minutemen?
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:36 PM
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19. Oh, absolutely.
Great names left off of the list. And they name Vicious an artist. The man couldn't even play bass. He was simply image, not talent.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:14 PM
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15. I'd add Bix Beiderbecke.


Louis Armstrong once remarked that he never played the tune "Singin' the Blues" because he thought Beiderbecke's classic recording of the song should not be touched. As he later said, "Lots of cats tried to play like Bix; ain't none of them play like him yet".
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:16 PM
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16. forgot Frankie Lyman
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:51 PM
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21. Jim Morrison's girlfriend Pam, pictured with him, also did not make it to 30
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:53 PM
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23. Egon Schiele, Georg Heym, Jean Vigo, and Sid Vicious
Something is very wrong with that.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:57 PM
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25. And Jim Morrison
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:03 AM
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26. Odd, odd list.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:03 AM
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27. more like a fan-zine, if you ask me
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-23-08 11:55 PM
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24. Sid fucking Vicious? He never DID FUCK ALL. Where is Otis Redding?
Edited on Sun Mar-23-08 11:58 PM by HEyHEY
He just stood in for glen matlock when he left the sex pistols. Vicious was just a junky loser. What a joke. Jim Morrison? Bah, tripe bullshit "poetry" wow, you wrote a poem about your cock, good for you, buddy. Did a 16-year-old write this list?
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:49 AM
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36. No Jeff Buckley?
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 12:55 AM
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37. Franz Schubert only made it to 31.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart got to 34.

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