Last week Rolling Stone magazine gave their 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.
Elvis was voted Number Five. They note "Elvis Presley's final few tours were sad affairs where an increasingly bloated King huffed and puffed his way through limp versions of his hits.
There were, however, moments of brilliance. One night in June of 1977 in Rapid City, Iowa he sat down at the piano and belted out a gorgeous rendition of "Unchained Melody." Knowing he'd die just two months later makes the video even more gut-wrenching to watch.
1. John Lennon, 2. Jimi Hendrix, 3. Kurt Cobain, 4. Jim Morrison 5. Elvis Presley 6. Freddie Mercury, 7. Janis Joplin, 8. George Harrison, 9. John Bonham, 10. Keith Moon
Source; RollingStone / EpGold