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Classic Rock Ghosts We’d Want To “Haunt” Us

Sadly, a lot of our favorite classic rockers are no longer with us.  Playing their music on the regular is a great way to keep their spirit alive, but with Halloween just days away, this thought popped into our heads: What if those spirits decided to pay us a visit? Slightly morbid ideas aside, we thought we’d have a little fun and list the five classic rock ghosts we’d want to “haunt” us.  Enjoy!


Lou Reed

There’s perhaps few figures in rock as cool and prolific as Lou Reed.  We bet he’d write some killer poem about the Presidential election or something equally as insightful.

Lou Reed - Full Concert - 09/25/84 - Capitol Theatre (OFFICIAL)

Lou Reed - Full Concert Recorded Live: 9/25/1984 - Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ) More Lou Reed at Music Vault: Subscribe to Music Vault: Setlist: 0:00:00 - Sweet Jane 0:04:05 - I'm Waiting For My Man 0:08:15 - Martial Law 0:12:57 - Down At The Arcade 0:17:22 - Legendary



Joe Cocker

Besides being one of the most distinct voices ever, we’d try to convince Joe of wrangling the ghost of John Belushi to recreate that awesome performance of “Feelin’ Alright” from Saturday Night Live.

Preview: Joe Cocker and John Belushi - Feelin' Alright

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Marc Bolan

If anything, we’re just dying to know what a “hubcap diamond star halo” and a “cloak full of eagles” is.

Get It On - Marc Bolan & T. Rex

Marc Bolan & T.



Keith Moon

Alice Cooper once said, “Everything you’ve heard about Keith Moon is true, and you’ve only heard a tenth of it.”  Frankly, we’d love to ask him enough questions to know another tenth about Moon the Loon.

The Who - Who Are You?

The Who Hits 50! Is available to order now Amazon iTunes Music video by The Who performing Who Are You?. (C) 1998 Polydor Ltd. (UK)



Janis Joplin

Why would we want Janis to “haunt” us?  Who else would we drink SoCo with and take fashion cues from?!

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart (Live In Germany) - 1968

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.