|Why do the good die young? Like Freddie, Patsy Cline, Marilyn, Monroe, Jimmy Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Lenord Skinord.......Need I go on?Not all people were musical artists either, there's Princess Diana, Picasso.......[other people that I can't think of.]
(Add on to list if you know of anyone else please)
It sucks for the fans. You know what I mean??
|Picasso was, I think, 90 years old when he died.|
|92. But compared to George Burns and Bob Hope they're rank amateurs.|
|Ashley Willworth. She died at 18, and while none of you have ever heard of her, she was an incredible violinist: a very competent concertmaster, and a brilliant performer.
What about JFK? I would say he died at a relatively young age.
|Let's not forget Great King Rat...He was only 44 when he died, on his birthday no less.|
|Which was "the 21st of May".|
redyfredy01 wrote: Why do the good die young? Like Freddie, Patsy Cline, Marilyn, Monroe, Jimmy Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Lenord Skinord.......Need I go on?Not all people were musical artists either, there's Princess Diana, Picasso.......[other people that I can't think of.] (Add on to list if you know of anyone else please) It sucks for the fans. You know what I mean??Really... People die at all ages. What about the absolute millions of kids that never saw their 5th birthday. They might have become the next Lennon. On the other side, there have been many good people die in their nineties I'm sure. Just as there have been many scumbags that died young and old. My own brother died in his thirties and my niece died when she was bloody 2 - there's no rhyme or reason to it, it's just life.
But even accepting your sentimentalist approach, you've totally forgotton John Henry Bonham!!! :)
And Picasso had a hell of an innings. I wouldn't be crying for him.
|And that actress from Holby City. UK people, help me on this one, whats her name? Her boyfriend, who played her boyfriend in the show, was suspected of pushing her or something?|
|That was it. Thanks.|
Kurt Cobain (if he was that good is arguable)
1) we're mostly talking about pop-artists. Pop-music started (roughly) in the 50's with young artist. They come of age these days, mid-seventies, the average age for humans in a western country. Some do, but they became uninteresting because they didn't die, and just grew old.
We only remember the ones who died early (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, even Elvis). The ones who grew old, Jerry Lee and Chuck Berry, only reach the headlines when they do incredibly stupid things.
2) pop stars tend to live unhealthy, therefore they die at a young age (Jim, Janis, Jimi, Brian)
3) some pop stars would have been long forgotten, if they hadn't filled lists like these
Brian_Mays_Wig wrote: Lenord Skinord?Sounds like a really bad porn actor's name.
|no. you must be thinking of Longhard Skinhard|
|The world is a very wrong place to be, I don't know why the good die young, life is short anyway, though sometimes you don't appreciate the time you have and things you have.|
<marquee><font color = green>Brenski wrote: no. you must be thinking of Longhard SkinhardThat's the one.
|One by one
Only the Good die young
They're only flyin' too close to the sun
We'll remember -
|Yes it's a strange question and topic. But its like theve lived their life to fast, done to many things, its like they lived faster than life intended. Life couldnt catch up with them, and they fullfilled so many things not even someone would have done in an entire life time.
This is a very seriouse topic, and we must remember people die all ages no matter what wealth or status they really are.
|My Melancholy Blues
|Do you know "Ayrton Senna" and the CD album titled "Tribute to Ayrton Senna"?
He was a Brazilian F1 driver/racer who was one of the real geniuses. He won the world champion three times. He was killed in the car crash at the age of 34 in May 1994 while the race was going on.
He was one of the big fans of Queen, so "I Want It All" is on that album. I don't have that CD, but I know it.
I was also one of the big fans of him and I've seen his races three times with my family. It was 1993 in Suzuka, the Japanese Internationl circuit that I saw him alive last. We were watching him racing from the grand-stand. Luckily, he won that race.
In 1994, the Brazilian soccer team won the victory of the World Cup. They said they were accelerated by Ayrton, which I read on the newspaper...I cried again.
I was severly shocked by their death...the first Freddie, the second Ayrton...I'll never forget those days...
|"Jimi Hendrix - dead. Phil Collins - alive. Ginger Rogers - dead. Sue Pollard - alive. Francis Bacon - dead. That bloke out of Kula Shaker - alive. Death be not proud - who wrote that? That's right, it was John Dunne. He of course has snuffed it, whereas Sir Andrew Lloyd Stinking Sir Bloody Webber is still stinking bloody with us! Shakespeare - dead. The wankers who wrote 'Three lions on a shirt! Football's cummin 'ome!!!' - still alive. Bill Shankley - dead. Graham Taylor - alive. Karen Carpenter - dead. The carpenter who f***** up my bleeding kitchen! Alive!
It's as if God has developed a nasty mean streak. Anybody the least bit decent and wallop! Up they go! And what are we left with? The shite - that's what!
I'll give you some more examples - bloke down the pub who said he'd do my accounts and introduce me to some powerful people in American television - dead. Bloke down the pub, 120 years old, spits in his beer, tells me about the great war - doesn't sound so bleedin great to me - he's still alive. Bloke down the pub owes me 80 quid - dead. Bloke down the pub who says he's going to rearrange my testicles if I don't find the electric hedge trimmers that he lent me six months ago - alive, alive, cockles and muscles bleedin o!
Bill Hicks, John Lennon, Orson Welles - dead. Michael Bolton... Michael bleeding Bolton - alive. Roger Whittaker... Roger leaveitalone bleeding stinky poxy Durham Town Whittaker still bleeding alive!
I'll give you another example - bloke down the pub, he said to me 'Charlie,' cos he's always too pissed to remember my bleeding name, he said 'Charlie, life is like a double decker bus. It's red, it's got an upstairs and a downstairs. Sometimes there's a conductor, but these days usually just a driver.' And yes, you've guessed it - he's still alive, the twat!
I mean if you're mean, if you're selfish, if you've got no bleeding talent you can do what you like forever. But if you're the least bit good, if you're the least bit talented then...
...No. It's alright. I'm shite!"
- Alexei Sayle, 'Alexei Sayle's Merry Go Round', 1998. :-)
|Christ, Didy, sounds like you've had a rough night!
*raises a glass of beer in Didy's honor*
EDIT: Oh wait, you didn't write that. Still...any excuse to drink! *hic*
|any chance of merging this topic with the "Curse of Brian" topic? (just kiddin')
incidentally, this reminds me of a song by Heywood Banks. the name of the song escapes me right now (as i can't find the CD), but it goes something like this --
"I am older than a lot of famous dead guys,
a lot of famous dead guys didn't live as long as me.
Sure, they accomplished more in a lot less time,
but they are dead now, and what good does that do them?"
|So there are many good people that died young, but i think there are also a lot of bad people that died young?? or am I wrong?|
|And Frank Grimes|
|You all metioned some pretty good ones. I'm glad SOMEBODY mentioned John Bonham, shame on the rest of you for forgetting!|
|Its many of famous musician that has died trough the years..some of them is:
- Freddie Mercury (THE QUEEN)
- Jimi Hendrix (JIMI HENDRIX's EXPERIENCE)
- Roy Orbison
- Georghe Harrison (THE BEATLES)
- John Lennon (THE BEATLES)
- Bob Marley (BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS)
- Frank Zappa
- Johnny Rotten (THE SEX PISTOLS)
- Jim Morrison (THE DOORS)
- Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY)
- Janis Joplin
- Dusty Springfield
- Elvis Presley
- Buddy Holly
- Marc Bolan (MARC BOLAN AND THE T-REX)
- Carpenter (THE CARPENTERS)
- Marilyn Monroe
- Artist in B52's(died of Aids in mid-eighties)
- The Ramones
- The Sweet
- Mama Cass (THE MAMAS AND PAPAS)
- Sid Vicious (SEX PISTOLS)
- Kurt Cobain (NIRVANA)
- Don Hutchison (INXS)
- BRIAN JONES (THE ROLLING STONES)
- The Bass Player (METALLICA)
|....And ofcourse..lol..I almost forgot
- MARVIN GAYE
- BARRY WHITE
- TUPAC (he's not a legend..but he is a musician)
|I loved Austin Powers' list of 'People I used to know:
Jimi Hendrix - deceased: drugs
Janis Joplin - deceased: alcohol
Mama Cass - deceased: ham sandwich
Not all the good people die young - what about Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam? They're still knocking around. And John Phillips was by all accounts a real bastard and he died of cancer aged only 60.
mrbadguy86 wrote: Its many of famous musician that has died trough the years..some of them is: [...] - Johnny Rotten (THE SEX PISTOLS) - The Ramones - The Sweet etc.....Johnny Rotten is still alive, and so is one of the Ramones. I'm not sure about The Sweet.
- Kirsty MacColl
- Jeff Buckley
- Tim Buckley
- Mel Appleby
- Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys)
- Mick Ronson
- some f**kin rappers (wouldn't call the musicians, though)
- Marvin Gaye
- Otis Redding
- Buddy Holly
- The Big Bopper (?)
- Ritchie Valens
- the first (?) drummer of The Beatles
- John Denver
- Rod McKuen
- Keith Moon (The Who)
- Maurice Gibb
- Andy Gibb
- Tim Hardin
- Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
|The Real Wizard
mrbadguy86 wrote: TUPAC (he's not a legend..but he is a musician)I wouldn't go that far, either.
|The Fairy King
Benjamin Orr(The Cars)
|My Melancholy Blues
brian_may_wannabe wrote: And JFK.And his brother Robert...
|Ow my god, I'm worried about my own life now... don't dare to drive to home now. (-;
My father was a very good person and died very young too... almost gonna believe that god is a sadist.
|actually, three Ramones are still alive. true, only one is an original, but to some people (myself included) not counting Marky and CJ in the list is roughly equivalent to saying Tim Staffel isn't an important piece of pre-Queen history.
incidentally, while we're listing people who kicked off too early -- George Harrison may have been approaching his twilight years, but it was still too soon, IMO.
BackToHuman wrote: actually, three Ramones are still alive. true, only one is an original, but to some people (myself included) not counting Marky and CJ in the list is roughly equivalent to saying Tim Staffel isn't an important piece of pre-Queen history. incidentally, while we're listing people who kicked off too early -- George Harrison may have been approaching his twilight years, but it was still too soon, IMO.OMG, how many Ramones were there? Because there are three dead as well (?).
(had to add him, although he isnt a musican, i absolutely love the crow)
|My Melancholy Blues
Rudolph Valentino (actor of silent movies era)
Frederic Chopin (Freddie's favorite)
Jorge Donn (ballet dancer)
Rudolf Nureyev (ballet dancer)
|they weren't that young, were they?|
|My Melancholy Blues
|Maria Callas and Rudolf Nureyev died at their 50s. But for their great talent, their death were mourned like an early death.(Nureyev died of AIDS.)
James Dean died at 24. Freddie used to hold his shortened mic stand behind his neck in his both hands during the midriff as J. Dean did with the rifle in the movie "Giant", which is his famous pose.
Valentino and Chopin died at their 30s.
Jorge Donn was a star ballet dancer and he was famous for some programs choreographed by Maurice Bejart. He died of AIDS at 45. I hear after his death, Maurice Bejart dedicated ballet program "Ballet For Life" to Jorge Donn and Freddie, who liked Ballet so much and danced it in London in '79.
Lynryd Skynryd is a band....not a person.
And the only people that died were Ronnie VanZant, Steve Gaines, and Cassie Gaines. So yeah....correction on the 'the good die young' part about lynyrd skynyrd.
Everyone has their own number really....whether they are young or not; good or bad. It doesn't matter. It is a definite shame in all their deaths, especially Freddie's, but it was just the time they went really.