I think I would like to hear what Janis would be doing.
There are quite a few, but if I had to pick one I think it would be Nick Drake.
Wow. There are a lot of great candidates. But I think I’d choose Hendrix.
Amy Winehouse …
I’ll second that one.
I thought about Joplin, Hendrix, Morrison. But, IMO, they were already losing mojo before their deaths. Could always have changed, I realize. But Winehouse died in her prime with only two studio albums. She had a jazz/r&b blend with expressiveness and phrasing that was just stunning. I would love to hear what would have been next.
There is a posthumous album - Lioness: Hidden Treasures - that has some excellent tracks and worth a listen.
That’s a tough question, Phil Lynott for sure, Bon Scott another. Kurt would be one as well and I would love to have seen what the Manic Street Preachers would have been like with Richey as I haven’t liked anything they have done since he disappeared.
So I’ll go with Richey James Edwards.
Actually I will also choose the Stone Roses, their music definitely died prematurely
Jim Morrison is a good choice. So is Duane Allman. But my pick would be Ronnie Van Zant. Who knows what Lynyrd Skynyrd might have done if that plane doesn’t crash…
John Lennon for me and a double album naturally.
Stevie Ray Vaughn
I guess anyone that passed away even 1 year before they should have died “prematurely”…
I suspect the idea was to name artists that died young AND had there best years ahead of them, not behind them…
I viewed 67 years old as being a bit premature, but I’m sure some of those could have been dog years with the rock star life.
I guess I should have put Karen Carpenter
I have no idea who that is…enlighten me.