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Random Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

    Dobie Gray was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater.

    Dobie Gray

    [ranking: 159]
    Dobie Gray was an American singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater.

    Died 1973, age 26 Ingram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.

    Gram Parsons

    [ranking: 36]
    Died 1973, age 26 Ingram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.

    Died 2006, age 59 William Everett "Billy" Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel.

    Billy Preston

    [ranking: 113]
    Died 2006, age 59 William Everett "Billy" Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel.

    Died 1979, age 33 Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul, and gospel vocalist and musician.

    Donny Hathaway

    [ranking: 107]
    Died 1979, age 33 Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul, and gospel vocalist and musician.

    Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an African American soul singer-songwriter and performer.

    Jackie Wilson

    [ranking: 121]
    Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an African American soul singer-songwriter and performer.

    Died 2004, age 55 John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

    Johnny Ramone

    [ranking: 89]
    Died 2004, age 55 John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

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Dead rock stars, ranked in order of how much potential great music was lost to this world by their untimely passing. The key criteria for this list is to guess "how much greatness they left behind" - in other words, it would be very difficult to justify, for example, Syd Barrett on this list, because although he is a dead rockstar, he died long after he had stopped making music at all. Similarly, although Elvis Presley died an untimely early death, if you were equally a fan of Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley, you would only rank them equally if you thought Elvis's post-77 output would equal Cobain's post-94 output (although you might still keep Elvis somewhere on your list - he was still playing live and could certainly have cleaned up and made a comeback).

To keep the spirit of this list, your ranking should reflect a combination of a) musical talent (as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist) and b) how much of that talent you think the world missed, based on how early in their career the artist was takenf rom us, and what you think their output would have been had they lived a full life. Please note that this list is focused on ROCK artists, so while you aren't going to be prohibited from adding Hank Williams or Billie Holiday, most would argue that country, jazz, and even blues greats aren't rock musicians (people have been including soul and hip-hop, however). Lastly, this list is about individual dead musicians, not bands – so Ronnie Van Zandt counts but Lynyrd Skynrd does not. Ranking this list requires some thinking - while most rock stars tend to have a finite time of peak talent (particularly with songwriting and recording), certainly there are examples today of artists who have had career resurgences and done some of their finest work into their 50s and 60s. This list includes solo artists as well as the lead singers to some of the best rock bands responsible for some of the best albums of all time - and many who had illustrious careers as both. 

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