I'd be very curious to hear what you all have to say about what sort of popularity and what sort of music you think certain deceased musicians would be producing if not for their untimely deaths.
Often times a person's demise can create a larger-than-life legend because of their death that they might not have continued to acheive had they lived.
Or they may have passed right when they were on the brink of even further changing the face of music forever.
Would Ritchie Valens have been a one-hit wonder?
Would Buddy Holly be playing at county fairs and oldies revival shows?
Would Jimi Hendrix have experimented with disco or synthesizer music?
Would the Stones sound have followed a totally different direction if Brian Jones didnt drown and get replaced by Ronnie Wood?
Would Selena have been a flash-in-the-pan?
Would the Nirvana grunge attraction have worn off or would they have re-invented?
What sort of music would John Lennon be writing? Would the Beatles have reunited?
How would the Who sound in 2004 with Keith Moon?
The possibilities are endless.