Live Poll: Rock stars who deserve a biopic

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What rock&roll star deserves a biopic: list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042361344/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/RowsiTPjwJM/
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Posted 3 months ago

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riverotter,

Please add a discussion link to your list.
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Please also remove "Poll Suggestion:" from the list title.
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done
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hey riverotter...i have to first say what a great list you have started...you have actual rock stars on your list and not madonna or beyonce...congrats for that alone...

as far as my vote goes...all of these would be interesting...but...the two keiths would definitely be in a tie for first...

keith moon is a biopic in himself ...and keith richard is the ultimate rock-n-roll musician...so...the choice is really about the manic vs. the music...in which i would go with keith richards...

excellent poll riv...peace...
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jessica...like your list...bowie...janis...zappa!...brilliant...

shame neil peart didn't make it...his story is fascinating and tragic...definitely a great biopic...excellent choice...
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Thanks, but I don't really understand your reason for excluding Neil Peart?
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I put his name in IMDB search and nothing came up. Nothing to link him to
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Oh. Are you sure you spelled his first name correctly? It's Neil, not Neal. :)
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riv..he's from the band rush..
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FYC:
Journey
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i believe it is supposed to be individual rock stars...not pop bands...
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Alright then, Steve Perry.  Also, I wouldn't consider Journey 'pop' - they weren't always as heavy as other rock bands, but they were technically rock, I think.
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FYC

Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young of AC/DC
Sting
Bono
Vince Neil
David Lee Roth
Robin Trower
Peter Frampton


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Patti Smith?
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i'll see your patti smith and raise you lou reed...

great suggestion peter...
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I'm up to 15 now with Alice Cooper, Sting, Patti Smith, and Lou Reed. Is that enough?
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The limit for polls is 35, so you still have a lot of room for additions. 
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up to 20 now. I think that's a good number.
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Come on! With that lot: who DOESN'T  deserve a biopic?
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Steve Perry?
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Wasnt there another band that had a cupola hit songs in the 60's ?

Maybe add their names here

John Lennon  (1940–1980) 
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006168/

Paul McCartney
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005200/

George Harrison (1943–2001)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365600/

Ringo Starr
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823592/



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles
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the Beatles have had a biopic, and Lennon had one - at least about his later life. I thought about them, though.
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No Beatle Zone.
There are enough for a full 35 choices.
Wait for more suggestions.


FYC
Pete Townsend
Burton Cummings
Randy Bachman
Huey Lewis
Joe Satriani
Billy Gibbons
Jimmy Farrar
Mark Knopfler
Klaus Meine
Nena (99 Luftballons)
Annie Lennox

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OK 32 names. I think that's enough!
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Could you please try adding Neil Peart again?
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once again...i second neil peart...

he was working in his dad's appliance store...auditioned for rush when their first drummer had to leave...brilliant mind...avid reader...started writing lyrics that propelled the band to their superstar status...then several decades later...after all the touring and fame...tragedy strikes twice...within months of each other he loses both his wife and his daughter...turns his back on success...hops on his motorcycle and anonymously hits the road in contemplation...his bandmates stand by him all the way...and when he's ready...if he wants to come back...he's welcome...

he finally comes back with a few more brilliant albums and tours to give and then finally has to call it a day...and the band...being who they are...feel like their is no band without him...

now tell me that isn't a story worthy of a biopic...
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rocky-o, for some reason your comment was caught in the spam filter. Since it has no links... That's an odd case. 
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i would say about half the comments i receive from imdb come in the spam filter...that's why i never delete anything from spam till i go thru it all...
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I go for the T-Rex of the dinosaurs: Mick Jagger
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rocky-o

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how about the t-rex of t-rex: marc bolan...
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hey riv...i am so impressed to see nick drake on this list, even though i would have thrown him into the category of folk, along with paul simon...but...if you are planning to include artists like simon and drake under  the 'rock artist' umbrella, then you would have to add bob dylan and leonard cohen, two other artists i would normally label as folk rather than rock, as well as van morrison, who is more folk/jazz/blues than rock...

(...i would also say rob halford is certainly 'heavy metal' rather than 'rock', but these category lines are obviously being blurred...and halford would be an interesting choice for a biopic, so its all cool...)

nevertheless... a great poll and a great list....


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Since Rocketman (2019) has not yet been released, you should probably rephrase the text in the intro. 
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FYC:

Jimi Hendrix
Paul McCartney
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Hendrix has one. 
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hey fruit...two obvious choices...good on ya'...

hope all is well...peace and t.b. sheets always...
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Hi rock, 'good to see you around. 'Hope you're doing well. : )

Oh "TB Sheets!" It seems Van Morrison doesn't have a biopic.
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This is a good, and occasionally funny, list that might be helpful
https://www.nme.com/photos/30-rockstar-biopics-we-d-like-to-see-and-the-actors-who-d-play-them-14080...

I definitely second:
Marvin Gaye
Bob Marley
Prince

My own FYC:
REM (or Michael Stipe) but they're all still alive and they split up as a band only recently so I don't think there's nearly the case to be made for them as the ones above.
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added Marley and Prince. Gaye has a biopic
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Hi otter,

If you'd like this to go live, it probably has a better chance if you make the edit that Jess suggested  (about 'Rocketman' in the intro) and add a few of the big names others have suggested: If you have reasonable options, a poll like this should go to 35. Stopping before 35, when there are viable options that could be added, replaces voters' choices with yours. If you think 32 or 35 is too long, you could do a "part one" and "part two." 
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and yes otter...you do have to add leonard cohen and van morrison...
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with Bob Dylan. List is at 35.
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If you want, you can link the movies in the intro like this:

[link=tt1727824]

[link=tt2066051]
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Bump.
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Woo Hoo For You!!!!
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Laura Branigan
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Kurt Cobain ranks third in the poll and I tried to find some actor who could interpret it and the truth is that I can not get anyone.
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