Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven: How would they look today?

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What might some of the rock ‘n’ roll era’s greatest stars have achieved and what might they look like now, if they had not died before their time? To explore these tantalizing questions, Sachs Media Group partnered with photo restoration and manipulation company Phojoe to create this gallery of images. It is a heartfelt tribute to the memory of beloved artists who helped shape generations of music fans, in order to keep their memory alive for future generations.

Below each image is a brief biography of the music superstar, along with expert insights from two noted musicologists.

Kurt Cobain Feb. 20, 1967 – April 8, 1994 Guitarist/songwriter with the breakthrough grunge band Nirvana, who died in 1994 at age 27.

Kurt Cobain
Feb. 20, 1967 – April 8, 1994 Guitarist/songwriter with the breakthrough grunge band Nirvana, who died in 1994 at age 27.

 

Dennis Wilson Dec. 4, 1944 – Dec. 28, 1983 Drummer for the Beach Boys, who died in 1983 at age 39.

Dennis Wilson
Dec. 4, 1944 – Dec. 28, 1983 Drummer for the Beach Boys, who died in 1983 at age 39.

 

Karen Carpenter March 2, 1950 - Feb. 4, 1983 Singer and drummer for the Carpenters, who died in 1983 at age 32.

Karen Carpenter
March 2, 1950 – Feb. 4, 1983 Singer and drummer for the Carpenters, who died in 1983 at age 32.

 

Keith Moon Aug. 23, 1946 – Sept. 7, 1978. Notoriously wild drummer for the Who, who died in 1978 at age 32.

Keith Moon
Aug. 23, 1946 – Sept. 7, 1978. Notoriously wild drummer for the Who, who died in 1978 at age 32.

 

Bobby Darin May 14, 1936 – Dec. 20, 1973. Hit-making singer in the earliest days of rock ‘n’ roll, who died in 1973 at age 37

Bobby Darin
May 14, 1936 – Dec. 20, 1973. Hit-making singer in the earliest days of rock ‘n’ roll, who died in 1973 at age 37

 

John Lennon Oct. 9, 1940 – Dec. 8, 1980. Founder of The Beatles and influential songwriter and pioneer for peace, who died in 1980 at age 40

John Lennon
Oct. 9, 1940 – Dec. 8, 1980. Founder of The Beatles and influential songwriter and pioneer for peace, who died in 1980 at age 40

 

'Mama' Cass Elliot Sept. 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974 Singer with the Mamas and the Papas, who died in 1974 at age 33

‘Mama’ Cass Elliot
Sept. 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974 Singer with the Mamas and the Papas, who died in 1974 at age 33

 

Jim Morrison Dec. 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971 Ethereal “Lizard King” singer and songwriter for the Doors, who died in 1971 at age 27

Jim Morrison
Dec. 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971 Ethereal “Lizard King” singer and songwriter for the Doors, who died in 1971 at age 27

 

Bob Marley Feb. 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981 Reggae music’s most influential artist, who died in 1981 at age 36

Bob Marley
Feb. 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981 Reggae music’s most influential artist, who died in 1981 at age 36

 

Elvis Presley Jan. 8, 1935 – Aug. 16, 1977 The King of Rock and Roll, who died in 1977 at age 42

Elvis Presley
Jan. 8, 1935 – Aug. 16, 1977 The King of Rock and Roll, who died in 1977 at age 42

 

Janis Joplin Jan. 19, 1943 – Oct. 4, 1970 Extraordinary rock-blues singer, who died in 1970 at age 27

Janis Joplin
Jan. 19, 1943 – Oct. 4, 1970 Extraordinary rock-blues singer, who died in 1970 at age 27

 

Jimi Hendrix Nov. 27, 1942 – Sept. 18, 1970 Widely hailed as rock’s greatest guitarist, who died in 1970 at age 27

Jimi Hendrix
Nov. 27, 1942 – Sept. 18, 1970 Widely hailed as rock’s greatest guitarist, who died in 1970 at age 27

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