Rolling Stone Readers Name Top 10 Greatest Dead Rock StarsFrom John Lennon to Keith Moon, here are the musical legends we miss the most
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1. John Lennon
Last week we gave our readers the slightly morbid task of voting for their favorite dead rock star. The feedback was overwhelming – and now we've compiled a top 10 based on your votes. Number One (by a fairly wide margin) was John Lennon. For all of these artists we tried to find some of the last available footage of them either onstage or in the studio. For John Lennon, it was an Elton John concert at Madison Square Garden in November of 1974. Lennon came out to sing "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" before closing with "I Saw Her Standing There." "We thought we'd do a number by an old, estranged fiance of mine named Paul," Lennon says in the clip. "It's an old Beatle number I've never sang before and we just about know it."
By Andy Greene