Weekend Rock Question: Who Is the Greatest Dead Rock Star of All Time?

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January 28, 2011 6:40 PM ET
Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Elvis Presley
Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Elvis Presley
Frank Micelotta/Getty (Cobain), David Montgomery/Getty(Hendrix), Paul Ryan/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty, Michael Ochs Archive/Getty (Elvis)

Last week, we asked Rolling Stone’s Facebook fans to name their picks for the greatest debut album of all time – and we compiled the votes into an official top ten list.

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Now it’s time for a new weekend rock question: Who is the greatest dead rock star of all time? (Consider these four pictured as suggestions.)

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