I’ve seen dead people

I might do this as a list on Amazon: people whom I’ve seen perform live who are now (sadly) dead:

  • Kurt Cobain
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Phil Lynott
  • Joey Ramone
  • Johnny Ramone
  • Dee Dee Ramone
  • Freddy Mercury
  • Joe Strummer
  • Elliot Smith
  • Richie Manic (note: may not be dead)
  • Steve Marriott
  • Razzle (the Hanoi Rocks drummer, not the wank mag)
  • Wendy O Williams
  • Johnny Thunders
  • Jam Master Jay
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Stuart Adamson (Big Country)
  • Steve Clark (Def Leppard)
  • Rob Collins (The Charlatans)
  • Brian Connolly (The Sweet)
  • Ray Charles
  • Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
  • Jason Thirsk (Pennywise)
  • Will Sin (The Shamen)
  • Jon Lee (Feeder)
  • Chris Acland (Lush)

I’m sure there must be more – if I think of any I’ll add ’em to the list.


  1. Stuart Adamson. Yes. I’ll admit. I paid good money to see Big Country. Twice.

  2. Christ. I saw Big Country twice as well. Reading Festival, 1983, supporting The Stranglers and Knebworth 1986 with Queen. Added to list.

  3. thats a long list of dead people, Id give half my right arm to have been able tro see just a third of those live, sadly, being young enough to only know them by name, memorabilia DVDs and word of mouth…cant say I wouldnt give more…great list – great shows

    peace all

  4. Never come to see my band. Please.

  5. you are my big brother. It was your constitunial duty to take me to a Ramones gig. You have failed. They are dead. Gutted

  6. may I add mick tucker and brian conolly?

  7. Cobain! Dead?

    You are joking?

  8. my birthdays on september 21st and im coming 5 and my sisters is on the same were twins and we dont want bad dead people on our birthday please show me some dead people.ty

  9. hiya im sorry about all dem dead people we all hope they can live in peace and have a carm life and wish them look in there lives and please add lauren white thats my sister she died a couple of yrs ago ty ur sincerely jade.xxxxxxty

  10. yes Kurt Cobain GOT KILLED.

    courtney either killed him or she got someone to do it for her…

    whata fucking whore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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