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The 13 Musical legends I would awaken from the dead...if I could.

Updated on April 15, 2015

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In a recent poll, Ray Charles was selected as the number musical celeb. that fans wanted to bring back from the grave. The King,Elvis P. and Johny Cash were tied for second. I was surprised at those results, so I decided to do my own list.

Here are the 13 that I would bring back if I could. Tell who you would choose!

13. Judy Garland- The great singer, dancer, and actress, swooned a nation, as well as the merry little land of Oz!

12. Marvin Gaye- The man, the legend, and the grapevine! Murdered by his own father, Marvin will never be forgotten and will always be a part of Motown history. Night Shift was a great tribute to him!

11. Layne Staley- The front man for Alice in Chains lives on. His voice and personna was so unique and of course imitated. His legacy and influence lives on today.

10. Bon Scott- I like the song "Back in Black", but ACDC has not and won't ever be there same without him. The Aussie Animal took this band to a level that they won't reach again!

9. Ray Charles- I saw him perform more than once and he was awesome! What a presence and personality. He is now getting his due like never before!

8. Janis Joplin- She took a piece of our heart when she left us! Janis was a great singer that brought us a different type of music never seen before or since! How sad it is to see rock and roll make someone, and then destroy them.

King Jim

The sad six. Many of them died far too young!

7. Bob Marley- The God Father of Regae is still among us in Spirit. Only a Godly man who loved his fellows could write and sing as he could.

6. John Bonham- If this man could bring back Led Zeppelin for just one day, our world would never be the same! Imagine that.

5. Luciano Pavarotti- My favorite voice from Italy, and the man who brought Opera out of the opera houses and into the main stream, will always be missed!

4. Karen Carpenter- We won't forget that we love this Superstar! What an angel she was. Her passing was tragic, but probably saved almost as many lives as she touched. Anorexia is no longer over looked or as misunderstood!

3. Elvis- He has left the planet but not our hearts! What more can be said about The King?

2. Johny Cash- He fell into a burning ring of fire and lived on to talk about it. The man in black fought off the blues for a long time. RIP to the singer that went where none other did!

Number 1 is a tie for Bob Dylan and Kieth Richards! Whooops, sorry! They look dead but someone brought them back already.

The best is often the last.

Here he is, the immortal ghost of Woodstock's spirit....

1. Jimmi Hendrix- A deep thinker, a master in his genre, and a legend that will NEVER die! Ted Nugent picked him as an idol for the same reason that I picked him as number one!


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    • Silva Hayes profile image

      Silva Hayes 2 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      We made it through the winter just fine, and are now enjoying a beautiful spring here in the Hill Country. The bluebonnets are spectacular this year.

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      MikeSyrSutton 2 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Hi Silvia,

      How is your family now? You made it through the Winter/Spring ok?

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      MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Wow! Thank you for sharing that part of your life! I am so glad you and your family are ok!

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      Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Here's a little story for you. Last year I was driving somewhere with my two young granddaughters in the van with me. It was during that time when wildfires were burning all around us and the smell of smoke was everywhere. Terrible fires were burning in Bastrop, Steiner Ranch, and Spicewood. We lived right in the center of this activity. I made the comment to the girls, "We are right in the center of a ring of fire." Johnny Cash's voice instantly filled the van (from Bob FM radio), "I fell into a burning ring of fire." We all three gasped, and the hair stood up on the back of my neck. A few cold tears trickled down my face as I drove on.

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      MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thanks for the input Admin! Johnny stood apart didn't he! I guess that's is a common theme with most on my list. Keep the comments coming!

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      Efficient Admin 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I was a real Led Zeppelin fan back in high school but if I had to only pick one it would be Johnny Cash. I just loved Johnny Cash even though not a country and western fan. How about some Boy Named Sue? Now that was a rockin country song!

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      MikeSyrSutton 5 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Couldn't do it, but thanks for the input.

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      Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Voted UP and interesting! I would have to add Stevie Ray Vaughn, guitar legend, and Freddie Mercury, a pure, emotional voice.

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      MikeSyrSutton 5 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you seeker! It was hard not to place those 2 higher! Karen and Bob are 2 of my all time favorites.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Awesome hub and my top two would need to be Bob Marley and Karen Carpenter. But there is no one on this fabulous list that I would object to if they came back - it would really be a dream come true!!

      Wonderful hub that brought back great memories!! Voted up!

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      MikeSyrSutton 5 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Please vote up and tell who you want to see and hear again!