Gone too soon. These stars’ lives were cut short by tragic deaths.
What might some of the rock 'n' roll era's greatest stars have achieved and what might they look like now, if they had not died before their time? To explore these tantalizing questions, Sachs Media Group partnered with photo restoration and manipulation company Phojoe to create this gallery of images.
Nothing can bring our favorite musicians back from the dead, but the following awesome photos from Sachs Media Group might be the next best thing. They created the images below to imagine exactly what our angels in rock ‘n’ roll heaven would look like today…and we’re not just talking about Elvis sightings!
Oct. 9, 1940–Dec. 8, 1980
Founder of The Beatles and influential songwriter and pioneer for peace, who died in 1980 at age 40.
Feb. 20, 1967–April 8, 1994
Guitarist/songwriter with the breakthrough grunge band Nirvana, who died in 1994 at age 27.
Aug. 23, 1946–Sept. 7, 1978
Notoriously wild drummer for the Who, who died in 1978 at age 32.
Dec. 8, 1943–July 3, 1971
Ethereal “Lizard King” singer and songwriter for the Doors, who died in 1971 at age 27.
May 14, 1936–Dec. 20, 1973
Hit-making singer in the earliest days of rock ‘n’ roll, who died in 1973 at age 37.
March 2, 1950–Feb. 4, 1983
Singer and drummer for the Carpenters, who died in 1983 at age 32.
Jan. 8, 1935–Aug. 16, 1977
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who died in 1977 at age 42.
Nov. 27, 1942–Sept. 18, 1970
Widely hailed as rock’s greatest guitarist, who died in 1970 at age 27.
Sept. 19, 1941–July 29, 1974
Singer with the Mamas and the Papas, who died in 1974 at age 33.
Feb. 6, 1945–May 11, 1981
Reggae music’s most influential artist, who died in 1981 at age 36.
Jan. 19, 1943–Oct. 4, 1970
Extraordinary rock-blues singer, who died in 1970 at age 27.
Dec. 4, 1944–Dec. 28, 1983
Drummer for the Beach Boys, who died in 1983 at age 39.
Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix might have all died at 27, but today they’d be in their 70s. Would you recognize them if you saw them on the street today?! These photos are eerily accurate! I can't stop thinking that old Jimi Hendrix looks like Morgan Freeman, what do you think?
It is obvious that none can be back from the dead, but it is also obvious that those people have left a great legacy to the following generations and their tribute to music has helped shape generations of music fans! Physically they are absent but their voices are still alive and make our days brighter!
Photos: Sachs Media
Sources: Sachs Media, Little things
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