Would you bring John Lennon back to life?
In case you were living under a rock (read: being productive and not reading Gawker) last week, you might have missed that the rulers of the universe over at Coachella resurrected Tupac for one last performance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Thanks to the huge response to the performance by someone who has been dead for 15 years, they might take it on tour! Yay!
But why limit the scope of our creepy holographic resurrections of dead performers to just Tupac?
John Lennon and George Harrison
Anyone who loves The Beatles knows that the ideal two band members to be left alive wouldn’t include Ringo. John Lennon gave us “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”and other classics, George wrote “Here Come the Sun,”and Ringo wrote “Octopus’s Garden”—you tell me who the weak link in that chain is.
Unfortunately, nobody read Catcher in the Rye and wanted to shoot Ringo, so that’s how things worked out. To combat the truly tragic events that robbed the world of John and George, I think the company behind Tupac’s hologram should resurrect them and they should join Paul and Ringo in a comeback tour.
Actually, if they wanted to get another drummer for the tour, I’m sure it would be fine. Either way, Yoko Ono isn’t invited.
The world misses George Carlin. He was a brilliant, funny man who brought laughter to more people over his lifetime than Adam Sandler has disappointed with his movies.
I think there should be a revival of his “7 words” act done by a holographic Carlin. It would sell out stadiums, people would cry as he rattled off profanities, and a new generation would be introduced to his stand-up. Plus, nothing would get the 500-block of W. 121st St. renamed George Carlin Way like an impassioned plea from the man himself.
Johnny and June Carter Cash
People forget this, but Johnny Cash was awesome.
And his better half, June Carter, made him even more awesome.
When they sang together, it was really something to see. When the world lost the Cashes, it really lost a legendary couple, as well as two legendary musicians.
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